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World Masters 2019 moved from Guangzhou to Shenzhen

2 Jan 2019 11:20

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Fresh off the season-ending World Judo Masters in Guangzhou, China, it’s been revealed that the 2019 edition will be hosted by the same country but from a different city, Shenzhen.

China, which also hosts an annual Grand Prix in Hohhot in the summer, will take their invite-only World Judo Masters showpiece south at the end of the year from Guangzhou to nearby Shenzhen, a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland.

Shenzhen organized the 2011 Universiade where Kim Won-Jin (KOR), Kim Polling and Esther Stam (NED), Denis Iartcev (RUS) and Ryunosuke Haga (JPN) celebrated their World University title. Where we didn’t know so much about bronze medallists Toru Shishime, Robert Mshvidobadze, Helene Receveaux or didn’t yet see an Olympic Champion in Emilie Andeol, but made a jump into the future with Shenzhen as good memory.

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