Mohammed VI World Masters Judo

Mohammed VI World Masters Judo

Mohammed VI World Masters Judo

Rabat hosts the 5th edition, the first in Africa World-Masters-Mohammed VI de judo. For Moroccan judokas, this is an opportunity to earn points in the world ranking or qualifying for the Olympics. No less than 238 judokas, representing 60 countries, among the best in the world, will be present at World Masters Judo Mohammed VI that Rabat will host on 23 and 24 May An event that will be covered by 170 journalists. It is expected the presence of 20,000 spectators during the two days of competition at the covered hall of the Complex Prince Moulay Abdellah. 

Rabat is home to the 23 and 24 May the 5th edition of the World Masters Judo Mohammed VI. A global event to be held for the first time in Africa and which is open to the top 16 of the World Ranking List by weight category (categories 7 women and 7 men categories). This represents a major step forward for the development of national sport of judo, especially in Morocco, officials said the local organizing committee (LOC) and the publishing of the Supervisory Board.

The presentation of the event was made ​​Wednesday in Rabat, in the presence of Minister of Youth and Sports Acting Laenser Mohammed, also chairman of the event Supervisory Board, and a representative of the International Federation Judo (IFJ), Naser Al-Tamimi.  Kettani Shakib, president of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Judo, said that if Morocco has managed to get the honor of hosting the qualifying tournaments for the Olympic Games Rio 2016, c ' Thanks to the support of His Majesty King 

Mohammed VI. The Sovereign gave more credibility to the request of the Federation to organize this event, which arrives in 3rd position in terms of importance, behind the World Championships and the Olympics, he said. In addition to being leader of the African Judo which he recently repotted the championship in Gabon, Morocco has a modern infrastructure in all strategic sectors including sport, which gives an assurance of high-level organization. These factors make Morocco the land most appropriate home for planetary events. 

The reception of this Master is a continuation since Morocco has already hosted the World Junior Individual Championship in 2010. The Master and open the door to a possible organization of the World Championships. A purpose for which the Federation has developed a strategy that begins with the success of major tournaments. In this regard, Kettani says that the green light is given for the Casablanca Open Grand Prix becomes. In fact, it will be among the 10 countries in the world allowed to organize this event and only in the Arab and African world.

For Chakib Kettani, training remains a fundamental element in this strategy, because we must also keep pace or even accelerate, for elite athletes training. For this, the construction of an Olympic judo center is planned in partnership with the IFJ. A space dedicated to African champions in their preparation for the Olympics. The Centre will be opened in a second stage to the world champions and then become worldwide Olympic Centre, supervised by experts from the International Federation. 

The Master will be a powerful lever for the national judo and simultaneously represents a rewarding challenge on all levels starting with the organization and ending with the results of our representatives. Regarding the latter aspect, Kettani reassures that Morocco will honor the time that align Moroccan athletes well off in the ranking of the IFJ. Morocco has 8 athletes in the top 100 worldwide, in all categories. This Master is therefore an opportunity to score points and increase their chances of qualifying for Rio 2016.
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