Doha, 14 May 2023 - President of Qatar Karate, Judo, and Taekwondo Federation Khalid bin Hamad Al Attiyah said that the organizational success of the World Judo Championships (Doha 2023) would enhance Qatar's presence on the global judo map, adding it represents a fundamental pillar in the plans drawn up by the federation to develop this game in the short and medium terms.
On the sidelines of a ceremony during which he received a black belt from the International Judo Federation: Al Attiyah said the success of hosting the World Judo Championship represents one of the Qatari achievements in terms of organizing major sporting events, enhancing Qatar's chances of winning to host more sport events in the future.
Al Attiyah received a black belt from President of the International Judo Federation Marius Vizer, in recognition of his valuable contributions to the Judo community.
Al Attiyah said he was proud of this honor, which is in appreciation of the federation's great efforts in developing Qatari judo over the past period and strengthening the presence of the State of Qatar on the global judo map technically and organizationally, in addition to the impressive successes achieved by the exceptional hosting of the World Judo Championship.
By hosting the World Judo Championship, the federation sought to develop this sport in the State of Qatar and the region and to give Qatari players the opportunity to come into contact with the most prominent players in the world, especially since the presence of the World Judo Championship in Qatar will contribute to spreading the culture of judo among all segments of Qatari society, the President of Qatar Karate, Judo, and Taekwondo Federation stressed.
The federation also aims by hosting the tournament to strengthen Doha's position as the capital of world sports and to benefit from the great sports legacy and accumulated experiences that Doha has accumulated by hosting a large number of major international tournaments every year, he noted.