For winning the European Championships, Russian judokas will receive 700 Olympic qualifying points, at the Grand Slam stage in Adu Dhabi – 1000

For winning the European Championships, Russian judokas will receive 700 Olympic qualifying points, at the Grand Slam stage in Adu Dhabi – 1000

Honored Coach of Russia, President of the St. Petersburg Judo Federation Mikhail Rakhlin told how qualification points will be distributed for selection for the Olympic Games at the European Judo Championship.

On Wednesday, the International Judo Federation (IFJ) announced that Russian judokas will participate in the European Championships in France as neutral athletes. The tournament will take place from November 3 to 5 in Montpellier (France). The Grand Slam stage in Abu Dhabi will take place from October 24 to 26.

“Of course, it should be noted that this is another important step towards our full return to the world stage. On the eve of the European Championship, the Grand Slam stage will take place in Abu Dhabi, where the best numbers of the national team will take place, after which the tournament in France will begin almost immediately. We have agreed with our players that we are ready to compete there and there, if the coaching staff doesn’t mind. We are ready to fight everywhere. The task is to defeat the maximum number of opponents.

— How many Olympic qualification points will athletes receive at the European Championships?

— The number of points for qualification for the Olympic Games will be greater in Abu Dhabi than in France. For a victory at the Grand Slam stadium, 1000 will be awarded, at the European Championship – 700. Many top judokas may have to focus on the tournament in Abu Dhabi, which will have a positive effect on their ranking . This is a subtle decision on the part of the technical staff. A tactic can be chosen according to which the best judokas go to earn points in Abu Dhabi and the young people go to the European Championships. I heard that most athletes would be willing to participate in two tournaments,” Rakhlin told .

Ramazan Abdullayev and Gamzat Zairbekov (both up to 60 kg), Iago Abuladze and Murad Chopanov (both up to 66 kg), Danil Lavrentiev (up to 73 kg), Timur Arbuzov (up to 81 kg), Mansur Lorsanov (up to 90 kg). kg), Matvey Kanikovsky (up to 100 kg), Valery Endovitsky (over 100 kg).

The women’s part of the competition will feature Sabina Gilyazova and Kristina Dudina (up to 48 kg), Alesya Kuznetsova (up to 52 kg), Daria Kurbonmamadova and Ksenia Galitskaya (both up to 57 kg), Kamila Badurova (both up to 63 kg). , Madina Taymazova and Daria Khramoikina (both up to 70 kg).

Source : MatchTV

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