26 Mongolian judokas to compete in Budapest Grand Slam

2020-10-20 13:03:53

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The International Judo Federation announced that the World Judo Tour will be making its return with the Budapest Grand Slam in Hungary on October 23-25.

Despite the public interest in the high level tournament, it will be organized with no audience with close monitoring of the pandemic and broadcast on TV and online in order to keep the best interests of the athletes as the priority. 


Under the coaching of State Honored Athlete M.Bundmaa, IM B.Batgerel, and Mohammad Mansouri (coach of Saeid Mollaei), a total of 26 judokas - 13 male and 13 female athletes will be participating in the tournament, reports the Mongolian Judo Federation.


As according to the guidelines issued by the National Emergency Management Agency, the athletes and coaches have been tested for the coronavirus infection during their monitoring at the National Center for Communicable Diseases. Once they arrive in Hungary through a charter flight, they will be fully isolated at the hotel and the venues for training and the tournament.  

A total of 538 judokas of 76 countries will be competing in 7 weight classes at the Budapest Grand Slam, which is one of the three tournaments to offer qualification points for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.