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Grand Prix Portugal registered big field of 545 athletes

Grand Prix Portugal registered big field of 545 athletes

24 Jan 2023 07:25 - Hans van Essen / judo news, results and photos

Olympic qualifying is in full swing. From 27th to 29th January, Grand Prix Portugal 2023 will take place in Almada, located on the southern margin of the Tagus River, on the opposite side of the river from Lisbon.

The number of participants engaged in Portugal is very high: 544 competitors, representing 81 judo nations. The home crowd of Almada will see world number ones in action like Ilia Sulamanidze (GEO) or Chelsie Giles (GBR), but also numbers 3, 4 and many others, including those from the host team. After the end-of-year break and the resumption of training, this first event of the year, before the big Paris Grand Slam in early February, will be a reliable indicator of everyone's state of form. For the athletes the event will be a first test in 2023 of what awaits them in the coming months, especially with an upcoming world championships, being held in Doha, Qatar, 7th to 14th May.

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