From a European perspective, the individual results of the Judo World Championships in Doha are really impressive. The seven days of competition in figures – seen through the EJU lens:
– 16 EJU member federations were pleased with a total of 31 European medals, seven of them in gold. Total balance: 7 European World Championship titles, 9 silver and 15 bronze medals. In comparison: in Tashkent 2022 there were only 3 gold medals.
– Only one of three European Tashkent World Champions managed to defend the title: Tato Grigalashvili (-81/GEO).
– Two members of Team France made World Championships history: young mother Clarisse Agbegnenou (-63) won her already 6th World Championships title – only eleven months after the birth of her daughter Athéna. Heavyweight Teddy Riner, 34, won his eleventh world title, six years after his tenth world title.
– Also historic was the victory of Nils Stump (-73) – he won the first World Championship gold medal for Switzerland.
– With 326 athletes, Europe accounted for no less than 50 per cent of the participants. Of the total of 99 nations, 39 were from Europe (40 %).
Author: EJU Media