The most important event of the year in the Judo calendar is the World Championship that this year is being held in Tokyo, Japan. With 835 competitors (506 men and 329 women) from 147 countries, it shows why this is such an important event.
Taking part in the competition was our athlete Christos Tricomitis in the -73Kg category – the second largest category with 90 athletes After receiving a bye in the first round, Christos came up against the Turkish athlete Bilal Ciloglu. The contest was close with both athletes attempting techniques. Christos received a Shido penalty and then a second to take him close to losing the contest. The contest continued with attacks from both athletes, but the referee gave Christos a third Shido for non-combativity in the third minute that meant he unfortunately lost the contest. Ciloglu woe 2 more contests but lost to favourite Ono from Japan in the fifth round which meant that Christos did not proceed to the Repechage.
Well done to Christo for his brave effort – again our athletes did us proud!
Accompanying Christos was National Coach, Lavrentis Alexanidis.
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