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IJF confirms World Judo Tour comeback in Budapest

8 Oct 2020 20:40

 IJF Media Department    IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio / International Judo Federation
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The IJF announced the imminent return of the World Judo Tour and confirmed its comeback with the Grand Slam of Budapest. Judo has been at a standstill since the start of the global health crisis linked to Covid-19. The Grand Slam Hungary will take place 23-26 October in Budapest.

IJF President Marius Vizer said: “It is an historic moment for world judo and for sport. We look forward to the organisation of the Grand Slam in accordance with IJF regulations and in strict compliance with global  health and safety measures. I would like to warmly thank everyone for the efforts made, in a difficult period for everyone. We must adapt for Covid-19, and what better way to demonstrate that than the return of our beloved World Judo Tour. We will do everything we can to ensure that athletes can express themselves and resume their sporting activity.”

Following the confirmation of the organisation of the Grand Slam, reactions did not take long to arrive. Italian 2016 Olympic Champion, Fabio Basile who just turned 26 said: “I’m always ready; today, tomorrow, next month, next year. My job is not only before competitions, but every day. I’m ready for Budapest and the next and the next.”

The 2018 World Champion and 2020 Paris winner Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) declared: “I am very happy that it looks like the first Grand Slam is going to be held this year after the quarantine. Looking forward to feeling those nerves and the adrenaline of a competition again and starting with the Grand Slam.”

Nathan Katz (AUS) said: “The thought of returning to competition is incredibly exciting. To travel again, re-connecting with the judo community and working towards the Olympic Games next year, has kept us motivated during this roller coaster of a year. If we can attend safely, I can’t wait to get back to competition!”

Current European Champion Mihael Zgank (TUR) said: “From the start of this situation it has been an emotional roller coaster. From fear and anxiety to uncertainty, but now there is finally some great and exciting news; after a few months in limbo we are happy to go back where we belong.”

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