Rafal Burza – IBSA Sport
The referees of the Paralympic Video games in Tokyo have been introduced by the IJF and had been despatched to the nationwide Federations. Among the many twelve referees one woman, Ioana Babiuc of Romania, a lot lower than the Olympic Video games the place 5 ladies had been chosen in a choice of 16 referees.
Janos Tardos, technical delegate for judo on the Paralympic Video games, stated, “A couple of years in the past the IJF and IBSA (Worldwide Blind Sports activities Federation) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work collectively throughout a number of sectors, together with refereeing issues. The refereeing commissions of the IJF and IBSA have been working hand in hand for a very long time and we had been capable of choose a listing of referees that we will be happy with. We may have one of the best referees attainable for our occasion.”
“Refereeing on the Paralympics is a little bit totally different from refereeing on the Olympic Video games. The judo guidelines are in fact precisely the identical however our referees want particular information for working with visually impaired athletes successfully and generally additionally deaf individuals athletes.”
“With full assist of the IJF, its president, Mr. Marius Vizer and the IJF Refereeing Fee, we’ve chosen one of the best referees for Tokyo. We nonetheless have two qualification occasions to happen earlier than the Paralympic Video games and our group of referees will probably be there, prepared.”
The common age of the paraplympic referees is 48 various from 40 to 57 years of age.
Official Checklist of Referees for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games
Mrs. Ioana BABIUC (ROU)
Roland POIGER (AUT)
Artur FANDO (BLR)
Jefferson Da ROCHA VIERA (BRA)
Olivier DESROSES (FRA)
Viktor HAVASI (HUN)
Hiroyuki HIRANO (JPN)
Jhon RAMAEKERS (NED)
Vassily SMOLIN (RUS)
Nedim BAYAT (TUR)
Greg MOORE (USA)
Vyacheslav PERETEYKO (UZB)
The Paralympics will happen 24 Aug till 5 Sep, the Olympic Video games judo event will begin at 24 July within the Budokan in Tokyo.