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Not solely judoka should qualify for the Olympic Video games, additionally referees will qualify. On this stage the Federations had been knowledgeable by the Worldwide Judo Federation on the nominees for the Olympics in Tokyo. In whole sixteen referees are nominated and it’s not tremendous exhausting to know which referees are completely happy to announce they’re formally nominated.
The IJF Referee fee led by Juan Carlos Barcos (ESP) and Jan Snijders (NED) have determined the referees who might be supported by the supervisors throughout Video games time. The supervisors include World and Olympic Judo Champions from the previous, not essentially former referees themselves however necessary influencers and interpreters of the present guidelines in judo. After the Olympic Video games there’s a small window the place these guidelines will be adjusted. Within the earlier Olympic cycle some changes had been made, however some had been corrected after a 12 months of testing on the main occasions.
Among the many referees there are Olympic Video games and World Championships medallists and a number of continental judo champions. The common age is 46 years various from 38-53 years. The nominated referees rely 5 girls, 4 greater than in 2016. 4 of the sixteen referees have officiated contests on the earlier Olympic Video games in Rio.
For the reason that coronacrisis 12 referees per occasion are officiating the contests, whereas eventually 12 months’s Grand Slams greater than 30 referees had been activily main judo contests, relying on the variety of mats. On the Budokan there are two Olympic mats out there for 2 weight classes per day.
The next referees had been nominated for the Tokyo Olympic Video games.
Mariano Dos Santos
The nominated referees have a range of countries, continents and gender and are clearly the referees who’ve proved to be prime nudge professionals with the very best rankings within the IJF Referee rating.
Additionally the nationwide Federations of the referees had been introduced for the forthcoming Paralympic Video games in Tokyo. The Paralympics will happen 24 Aug till 5 Sep, the Olympic Video games judo match will begin at 24 July within the Budokan and might be adopted by the primary version of the combined workforce occasion.