The meeting was attended by Mr Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation, Mr Vlad Marinescu, IJF Director General, Dr Sanda Corak, President of the Croatian Judo Federation, Mr Tomislav Culjak, Honorary President of the Croatian Judo Federation and Mr Hrvoje Lindi, Secretary General of the Croatian Judo Federation. Along with the Prime Minister was the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac.
During the meeting, organised at the Prime Minister's office, the guests discussed the Grand Prix in Zagreb, a competition that is important for the promotion of judo and Croatia in the world and which was then officially opened by the Prime Minister at Arena Zagreb.
The President of the International Judo Federation, Marius Vizer mentioned a number of changes in the rules that have been introduced over the past years to make judo more attractive to a wider audience and presented about the importance of judo education around the world.
Prime Minister Plenkovic congratulated the International Judo Federation and the Croatian Judo Federation for numerous activities and expressed the Croatian government’s continued support for the development of sports, to encourage sports for a healthier and more active life, especially among young people. In addition, the Minister of Tourism and Sports highlighted the continuous financial support for the activities of the Croatian Judo Federation.
All participants of the meeting emphasised the importance of popularising judo among young people and commented on the great success of Barbara Matic and the gold medal she won at the World Championships in Budapest, which is an exceptional achievement for Croatian Judo.