What are your goals for 2018?
Dorjsuren Sumiya: My goal is to remain as the world champion. I will practice hard every day to achieve this for me and for my country.
How important is the 2018 season for your 2020 Olympic dream?
Dorjsuren Sumiya: Of course it is very important because of the Olympic qualification. Everything is starting again. I am prepared for new opponents and to get involved in many tournaments.
Who are your main rivals for 2018?
Dorjsuren Sumiya: Everyone is strong. I will prepare for all my main rivals and all opponents in the same way. With respect and hard work.
What can judo fans expect from you this year?
Dorjsuren Sumiya: Judo fans can expect victories and a lot of effort from me. I will give everything every time I am on the mat.
Why should new fans watch the 2018 IJF World Judo Tour?
Dorjsuren Sumiya: Judo is a dynamic and exciting sport with great athletes and a lot of skill. 2018 will be a great year for judo.