Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
Tomorrow, “Thursday”, the drawing ceremony of the “fiftieth” Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo Championship, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will be held at the “Jo-Jitsu Arena” in Zayed Sports City, and the tournament will start in Abu Dhabi on Friday. It will continue until next Sunday.
The draw ceremony, hosted by the Millennium Al Wahda Hotel, will be attended, via video technology, by the delegation of the Wrestling and Judo Federation to welcome the guests of the Emirates, along with the delegation of the International Judo Federation, headed by Marius Pfizer, a number of members of its technical and medical committees, and representatives of the participating teams represented by 234 players and players from 42 countries. .
After the words of welcome, instructions, regulations and conditions, a lottery will be drawn for the various weight fights set by the International Federation at the level of both sexes, starting with the light weight competitions under 48, 52, 57, 60 and 66 kilograms for both sexes.
On Saturday, the second day of the championship, which is set as a date for the official opening ceremony, will witness weights competitions under 63, 70, 73 and 81 kilograms, and the finals and coronation will be in the evening period, after the traditional opening that the International Federation has done, and it will be held on Sunday at the end of the championship competitions Heavy weight, which includes weights under and over 78 kilograms, under and over 90, and under and over 100 kilograms boots.
Aref Hamad Al-Awani, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, thanked the wise leadership for its generous support, which was significantly reflected in the progress of the sports sector, in line with the path of development achievements that the country is contemporary with.
He valued the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the Abu Dhabi Fiftieth Grand Slam Judo Championship, and its march, which has become, thanks to this support, one of the most important global sporting events, in our aspirational agenda to sustain plans to establish Abu Dhabi’s position as a prominent destination for global sports.
He added: Hosting the tournament is an extension of the partnership with the International Judo Federation, and represents a great gain for the development of the game to supplement the UAE sport with more achievements. The first, as well as the confidence of the International Federation of the game, which has enhanced the prestigious position of the Emirates in the world.
He added: The Abu Dhabi Sports Council continues its continuous support for the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo Championship in all aspects, and harnesses all capabilities to present an exceptional copy in coordination with the Game Federation, wishing the stars and champions of the UAE national team success and success in their global mission, calling for maximum bids and efforts to raise the UAE flag high in Abu Dhabi Championship and other championships.