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Zagreb ready after draw for three Grand Prix days


IJF Head Sport Director Vladimir Barta, conducted the mechanics of the official competition draw. “We have 83 countries and 530 athletes registered with big numbers across all categories.”The Olympic Games in Paris are approaching fast, so at the Croatian Judo Federation we are delighted to organise this event so that we can offer judo athletes another chance to win ranking points.Through the organisation of this event we always want to contribute to the popularity of judo in the country, so this time we organised a lot of activities for young judoka. Many younger judoka are on their way here to take part.Zagreb is almost ready to open its doors to the world of elite judo as the eve of the final grand prix of 2023 provides the delegations with the last information needed before the tournament gets under way. The draw is now the focus for coaches and athletes.Present for the draw Croatian double world champion Barbara Matic and world medallist Lara Cvjetko alongside Dr. Sanda Corak, President of the Croatian Judo Federation, responded warmly, “Good afternoon dear judo friends, IJF directors. It is my honour and pleasure to extend to you all a warm welcome to Croatia, welcome to the Zagreb Grand Prix.IJF commentator Sheldon Franco-Rooks closed the occasion by reminding all of the socials media channels available, including using the hashtag #JudoZagreb and following JudoTV for all the up-to-date live streaming, statistics and draws. “You can also watch our round-up show ‘Golden Score’ at the end of each day. Thank you to Barbara and Lara for attending. We wish all athletes good luck.”

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