The Judo World Championship Returns

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The Judo World Championship Returns

Posted: 01/06/2021

The World Judo Senior Championships returns this weekend in Budapest, Hungary. From the 6th to 13th June, 738 Judoka from 136 countries will return to the mat in a bid to be named World Champion.*

Becoming World Champion is the most coveted position in a Judokas career. Not only will the winner carry the title for a full year (and be associated with it for the rest of their lives), they are also granted the right to compete with their names painted red, a distinction against their opponents in the judogi uniform.

Unusually, due to the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Judo World Championships and the Olympics will happen in quick succession, making this year’s championships more exciting than ever as Judoka look to earn those extra Olympic qualification points.

Ones to Watch

 Photo Credit (c) Sabau Gabriela

Great Britain will send eight Judoka to Hungary, including JudoScotland athlete Sarah Adlington in the +78kg category. Sarah who is no stranger when it comes to competing at the highest level in Judo will face stiff competition in the category from the likes of number one seed Idalys Ortiz from Cuba. 

Sarah will be competing on Saturday 12th June 2021 keep updated with her progress on the day here

*All competitors and coaches will have to adhere to strict Covid rules whilst travelling to and competing at the Judo World Championships.