19. Feb 2018
2018: THE DÜSSELDORF PROMOTION
In the course of the sporting season, Düsseldorf has become an unmissable event on the sports calendar of the International Judo Federation. Having been for many years the first Grand Prix of the year, located just after the Grand Slam of Paris, the event was promoted to the rank of Grand Slam in 2018, which gives it an even greater sporting value. As Olympic qualifying approaches (beginning in May at the Hohhot Grand Prix in China), many delegations will be present on the right bank of the Rhine from February 23-25 to collect valuable points that, if they are still not crucial to get a ticket for the Tokyo Games in 2020, they will be important to obtain a good world ranking, synonymous with more favorable draw in the preliminary rounds of the competitions on the World Judo Tour.