News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Chinese athletes absent in Paris due to health crisis

3 Feb 2020 14:45

 Media Department    JudoInside.com / judo news, results and photos
20190224_gpdusseldorf_hve_day3_prelims_241a5942_erihemubatu

The International Judo Federation was informed that Chinese athletes will not participate in the Paris Grand Slam on February 8 and 9. Due to the health crisis in China, the French embassy in China closed its doors and will not reopen before February 10, which makes it impossible to obtain visas for the Chinese delegation. Therefore the Chinese Judo Federation withdrew their athletes registered for the event.

The entire Judo family extends is deep sentiments and positive wishes, to the Chinese people, its Judo team, athletes, officials and citizens.

The IJF and all its relevant commissions are monitoring on a daily basis the evolution of the situation to take the necessary measures, for the benefit of all participants to the IJF World Judo Tour events and for the sake of judo and health.

Therefore, it remains in permanent contact with the International Olympic Committee, National Olympic Committees, National Federations and with the authorities of the countries where World Judo Tour events are organized, for the safety and health of all.

The IJF is working internally and consulting with stakeholders to identify a model to support the Chinese teams targeting the Olympic qualification in overcoming the restraints that are out of their control.

The main concern of the IJF is the welfare of its members, without exception. Any decision that will be made will be communicated promptly to the entire Judo family.

The entire Judo Family hopes that the Chinese athletes will be able to participate soon in the World Judo Tour events and wishes that this worldwide crisis will soon be behind.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Fei Chen (CHN) - Grand Slam Paris (2019, FRA) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Fei Chen (CHN) - Grand Slam Paris (2019, FRA) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: https://km-pics.de/
  • Junxia Yang (CHN) - Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2019, UAE) - © IJF Marina Mayorova, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20190726_grand_prix_zagreb_km_podium_48kg

Kazakh Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh show form in Zagreb

26 Jul 2019 17:55

Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh (KAZ) emerged triumphant at the Grand Prix Zagreb after a titanic battle with Tbilisi Grand Prix winner Melanie Clement (FRA) as the pair went toe-to-toe for over 10 minutes on the tatami. Olympic bronze medallist Galbadrakh and Clement, who both hold wins over world champion Daria Bilodid (UKR), both scored a waza-ari during regulation time to force golden score. Read more

20181027_ijf_fb_abudhabi_action_urantsetseg_munkhbat

Mongolia’s Grand Prix maestro Urantsetseg Munkhbat wins sixth gold

28 Oct 2018 12:25

World number three Munkhbat Urantsetseg of Mongolia was back amongst the medals in Abu Dhabi after finishing fifth at the World Championships in September. The former world champion won her first gold medal in 12 months by pinning down Budapest Grand Prix bronze medallist Distria Krasniqi (KOS) for 20 seconds after initiating a sankaku turnover and was unrelenting in her committed finish to win the first final in the U.A.E. Read more

20161118_QingdaoGP_IJF_action_48 FINAL vs CHN LI

Li leads the way for high-flying hosts in the lightweight category

18 Nov 2016 15:25

Li Yanan of China won her first Grand Prix gold medal in the first final in Qingdao on Friday. Russian lightweight Mariia Persidskaia was the favourite in the gold medal contest despite giving up home advantage to Li who is former Pan American Open bronze medallist. A shido against Persidskaia, Tashkent Grand Prix winner, was the only time the referee was called up upon during the four minute final as Li celebrated a golden start for China. Read more

20191025_gsabudhabi_ijf_final_63_gs_7084_trstenjak_tina_del_toro_carvajal_maylin

Fifth Grand Slam for Slovenian legend Tina Trstenjak

25 Oct 2019 18:05

Olympic champion Tina Trstenjak (SLO) eased to her fifth Grand Slam gold medal at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi after beating Brasilia Grand Slam bronze medallist Maylin Del Toro Carvajal (CUB) in the U63kg final. Trstenjak extended her head-to-record over the Cuban to 3-1 having fell to the Tokyo 2020 hope in Düsseldorf last year. Read more

20190713_budapest_ijf_edf_63_doi_masako_jp

Masako Doi earns first Grand Prix title

13 Jul 2019 17:50

Masako Doi of Japan defeated Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Ketleyn Quadros (BRA) in golden score of the Grand Prix in Budapest after a tense battle which failed to produce a score. Quadros slipped off the pace in added time and was reprimanded, for the third time, for being passive to hand the gold medal to Japan’s rising contender and Düsseldorf Grand Slam bronze medallist Doi. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Paris8 Feb
1Qingdao2019
2Osaka2019
3Brasilia2019
1Tokyo2019
Result City Date
5Paris8 Feb
3Qingdao2019
1Osaka2019
2Chiba2019
5Budapest2019

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description