Judokas from 40 countries, representing five continents, will recognize their opponents today following the results of the draw for the Dushanbe 2023 Grand Prix, which will be held June 2-4 as part of the International Judo Federation World Tour.
President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius Vizer and most of the participants of the Dushanbe Grand Prix-2023 have already arrived in the capital, the Judo Federation of Tajikistan reports.
To date, 317 athletes from 40 countries have registered for the Grand Prix.
Tajikistan, as the host country of the Grand Prix, will be represented by 34 judoists (28 men and 6 women).
The Dushanbe Grand Prix is the qualifying competition for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The prize fund of the tournament will be 100 thousand euros :
1st place – 3000 euros (judoka 2400 and coach 600),
2nd place – 2000 euros (judoka 1600 and coach 400),
3rd place (2 athletes) – 1000 euros (judoka 800 and coach 200).
Dushanbe received the right to host judo Grand Prix series tournaments in 2023-2026: earlier, on the initiative of Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali, it was possible to agree with the IJF that the city would receive the right to host the Grand Prix.
Later, an agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi between the International Judo Federation and the Judo Federation of Tajikistan, which is led by the grandson of President Emomali Rahmon, Ismoil Mahmadzoir.
President Emomali Rahmon received Marius Vizer today: prospects for cooperation between the National Olympic Committee of Tajikistan, the Judo Federation of the Republic of Tajikistan and the International Judo Federation were discussed at the meeting, the press service of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan reports.
The parties expressed satisfaction with the current level of cooperation between Tajikistan and the International Judo Federation. It was emphasized that the international tournament “Grand Prix of Dushanbe-2023”, which the Judo Federation of Tajikistan will hold in the capital of the country for the first time, will bring good results of cooperation.
Meanwhile, according to the Ukrainian portal sport24.ua , the Ukrainian judo team refused to go to the Dushanbe Grand Prix due to the admission of Russians and Belarusians.
Source : Asia PlusTJ