It has been a long and gruelling road for the youngest of our athletes, deprived of competition due to the pandemic. However they have returned with a vengeance, hungry for their opportunity to prove themselves as the next memorable judoka.
There will be 392 competitors from 37 nations in Riga, Latvia, and with that, all 14 of the world ranked number ones are from Europe, leading their respective categories. You can find the full list of entries at live.ijf.org.
The live draw will take place on Monday 16th of August at 18:00 (CEST).
Author: Thea Cowen