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Competition format of mixed team event in 2020 with 6 athletes per team

11 Jun 2017 12:45

 IJF Media Department    IJF Media Team / IJF
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Judo was awarded with a 15th and new event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Mixed team event will bring a new dimension to judo, the team spirit brings an unrivaled new element. Also it will result in an extra day of judo.

One extra day of judo following seven days individual action across 14 weight categories, will see teams of three male judoka (-73kg, -90kg +90kg) and three female judoka (-57kg, -70kg, +70kg) join forces to bid to become the inaugural Olympic Judo Team Champions.

Athletes will come from the individual competition and the format will be a quarterfinal repechage, with the four (4) best teams seeded. The schedule will see the final block composed of the medal contests only, all taking place on one (1) mat.

A minimum of 12 teams will be expected to take part in this exciting format. Each team will be made up of athletes who qualified for the individual competition, taking into consideration their world ranking points for individual Olympic Games qualification.

IJF President Marius Vizer “The Judo Mixed Team Event in the Olympic Games is a dream come true for the Judo Family and the fact that we will start in Tokyo, the homeland of our sport makes it all more special. I believe the Mixed Team Event in the Olympics will strongly contribute to the popularity of the Olympic Movement and to the values of the Olympic Games.”

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  • Marius Vizer (AUT) - Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro (2016, BRA) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Axel Clerget (FRA), Marie Eve Gahié (FRA), Priscilla Gneto (FRA), Cyrille Maret (FRA), Helene Receveaux (FRA), Margaux Pinot (FRA), Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA) - European Team Championships Warsaw (2017, POL) - © David Finch, Judophotos.com
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