Rustam Orujov and Khidayat Heydarov have topped the world ranking in the weight category up to 73 kilograms in the updated list of the International Judo Federation (IJF) following the World Judo Championships in Tokyo.
A four-member Pakistan outfit comprising two men and as many women judokas
, Shah Hussain Shah (-100kg), Mohammad Hasnain (-66kg), Amina Toyda (-57kg) and Humaira (-49kg), participated in the World Judo Championships 2019, taking place at Nippon Budokan Tokyo, Japan.
In the poor Balkan country, where football is the main sport, the judokas
can hardly expect to be top of the list for financial aid from the authorities.
A total of 889 athletes from 151 countries will chip in the marquee event with hosts Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Mongolia, Portugal, Russia, and South Korea fielding the maximum quota of 18 judokas
Over 300 judokas
from more than 40 countries have signed up to compete in the three-day games, which kicked off on Friday.
A total of 96 judokas
(55 boys and 41 girls), representing 14 countries took part in this competition, which was held on May 2 and 3 in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
He said two overseas Pakistani Judokas
have already arrived to display their skills in the premier judo activity.
Three Kenyans judokas
have booked early tickets to the 12th All Africa Games set for between August 23 and September 3 in Rabat, Morocco.
All eyes will be on the UAE judokas
Sergiu Toma, Mihail Marchitan and Ivan Remarenco as the trio remains in contention at the International Judo Federation's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam on Monday.
Sportsman from Kyrgyzstan Erlan Sherov continues to top the global ranking of the strongest junior judokas
according to the International Judo Federation.
figure By DAVID KWALIMWA Kenya is planning to send 14 Judokas
to compete at the World Judo Championship in Azerbaijan later this month, with an eye on the forthcoming Olympics in 2020.The event in Azerbaijan is crucial, as it will be used by the discipline's international body as qualification platform for its judokas
ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo."We will do things differently this time and try our best to ensure we bring medals home from the World Championship and even the Olympics," said Shadrack Maluki, who is the Kenya Judo Association (KJA) chairman.
Among the Philippines' last medal hopes, SEA Games gold medalists Kiyomi Watanabe and Mariya Takahashi and four other Phl judokas
chase their dreams in the 18th Asian Games in the next two days at the Jakarta Convention Center here.