The IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer and Mr. Battulga Khaltmaa, President of the Republic and of the Mongolian Judo Association, exchanged awards in Mongolia during a special visit this week.

Mr. Vizer travelled to Mongolia following the Tokyo Grand Slam, the penultimate event of the IJF season, after being invited by Mr. Battulga Khaltmaa, President of the Republic and of the Mongolian Judo Association.

Mr. Vizer was awarded the Polar Star Merit, the highest distinction that foreigners can receive in Mongolia, for his contribution to the development of judo in the world.

President Vizer awarded Mr. Battulga with a 6th Dan diploma.

The International Judo Federation and the Mongolian Judo Association signed a partnership for Judo in Schools, where the IJF will support the implementation of the project in 15 different regions in Mongolia.

Above - IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer with world champion Dorjsuren Sumiya (MGL)

Mr. Vizer also visited the Mongolian national team and the dojo where they train.

Above - Mr. Vizer and the Mongolian national team

Below -Watch #JudoForTheWorld Mongolia

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