Karinkanta has established its place among the five best judo judges in the world.
Tokyo Several Finnish performances have already been seen at the Olympics, one of them also on the tatami.
Represents Finnish judo skills Veli-Matti Karinkanta, who will judge Saturday’s bronze matches.
Judges, like athletes, also go through a tight screen to get to the Olympics. Judges for the competition have been selected through rankings and Karinkanta has established its place among the top five judo judges in the world.
Karinkanta has ended up as a judge while still competing in the sport itself. European Judicial Association website in the presentation of the Olympic judges, he says he ended up on the judging course through injury.
“When I was injured, I decided to take advantage of the recovery time and went to the judging course.”
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Any There is no judoka representing Finland at the Tokyo Olympics, but a Finn Faye Njie represents the Gambia in the series of less than 73 kilograms.
Njie will play on Monday, but the opponent will be specified later. Njie advanced to the first round with a free draw. In the second round, the winner of the match is set against Somon Makhmadbekov–Ahmad Alikaj.
Njie also represented the Gambia at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“There has been no judo activity in the Gambia before me. I am the first representative and medalist in the country, ”he said Njie to HS before the Rio Games.