2023 World Judo Championships: President of Moroccan Federation Praises Competition

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2023-05-11 | Since 11 Month

Dr. Chafik Al Kettani

Doha, 11 May 2023- President of the Moroccan Judo federation Dr. Chafik Al Kettani the World Judo Championships (Doha 2023) in terms of performance and organization, describing it as the best version ever in the history of world championships.
He said that this was the best competition he attended so far, having been to the ones held in Japan, Azerbaijan, and France. He reserved special praise in particular for organization as well as the facilities and logistics of the competition.
He stressed that those in charge of organizing the World Championships in Doha provided all the ingredients for success for this event, agreeing with a the sentiment expressed by the President of the International Judo Federation regarding Qatar's ability to organize the Olympic Games successfully, as they did with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The President of the Moroccan Federation said that the performance level in the tournament was exceptionally high, highlighting the surprises sprung during the competition that saw world and Olympic champions eliminated.
Meanwhile Vice Chairman of the Support Services Committee Abdulrahman Al Emadi said that the competition was a comprehensive success. He highlighted the high level of competition, reflected by the elimination of world and Olympic champions early on.
He added that increasing financial prizes in this edition of the World Championships contributed greatly to the increase in the great demand for participation from the most prominent Olympic and international champions, and also contributed to increasing the strength of competition between all male and female players in different weights.
Al Emadi praised the distinguished role of volunteers in the various committees organizing the world championship, as more than 800 people applied to volunteer in the event, and half of them were chosen. A total of 150 volunteers work inside the facility, and 250 outside the facility in the various committees of the championship.
Japan continues to lead in the competition with eight medals in total, three of which are gold. France is in second place with four medals, and Canada and Georgia were joint third with two medals.


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