Day 5 of judo brought the beginning of the heavier categories! The day was filled with big action, drama and of course beautiful moments of friendship abs shared values.

To cheer on Hungary’s medal hopeful and eventual bronze medallist, Toth Krisztian, in the -90kg category, were several esteemed guests from his home nation, including Ms Tunde SZABO, Hungarian Secretary of State for Sport, Mr Krisztian KULCSAR, President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, and Mr Daniel Gyurta, IOC Member.

IJF President Marius Vizer (left) and Ms Tunde SZABO, Secretary of State for Sport - Hungary
IJF Vice President Mr Sergey SOLOVEYCHIK , IOC Member and Olympic champion Daniel Gyurta, and IJF World Promotion Director Mr Yasuhiro YAMASHITA

There to offer support for the Spanish world number one Nikoloz Sherazadishvili was the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Mr Alejandro BLANCO. Mr Alfons HORMANN, President of the German Olympic Committee, was on site to witness an incredible silver medal winning performance from Eduard Trippel, who had the day of his life! The silver in the women’s -70kg category went to Austria, as Austrian IOC Member Mr. Karl Stoss looked on.

IJF President Marius Vizer and Mr Alfons HORMANN, President of the German Olympic Committee
IJF International Relations Director Juan Carlos Barcos (left) and Mr Alejandro BLANCO (right) President of the Spanish Olympic Committee

IOC Member from Croatia, Mrs Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC, sat with IJF President Mr Marius Vizer and Indonesian Olympic Committee President Raja Sapta Oktohari to show their support for the 2021 world champion, Barbara Matic.

From left to right: IJF Education Director Sanda Corak, Mrs Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC (IOC Member, Croatia), Raja Sapta Oktohari (Indonesian Olympic Committee President), and IJF President Marius Vizer

During the morning’s preliminaries we were joined by other friends from all over the world. Mr Yehiel TROPPER, Minister of Culture and Sport of Israel, was there to cheer on 2019 world champion Sagi Muki in his quest for gold. Mr Masahiko FUJINO, Executive Director FCC, Mr Kazuya MAEDA, CEO of the FCC and Mr Juichi HORIGUCHI, Chairman of the FCC came to watch the eventual Olympic champion, Arai Chizuru of Japan, fly through her preliminary matches. From Cuba we welcomed IOC member Mrs Maria de la Caridad COLON RUENES, from the Republic of Mali the Minister of Youth and Sport Mr Mossa AG ATTAHER and from Turkey the Minister of Youth and Sports Mr Mehmet KASAPOGLU.

Who will join us for the last three days of competition? Stay tuned!

From left to right: Mr Juichi HORIGUCHI – Chairman FCC , Mr Kazuya MAEDA - CEO FCC , Mr Masahiko FUJINO – Executive Director FCC
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