15 July 2009

Iranian Junior Judo Team Dies in Plane Crash

The European Judo Union recently learned of the death of 11 members of the Iranian Junior Judo Team, including eight athletes, two coaches and a head of the delegation, that were aboard the jet that crashed on Wednesday morning outside Tehran, Iran. EJU President Sergey Soloveychik sent his condolences the same day.

Condolence Message from EJU President Sergey Soloveychik

“It is a great loss for the judo family- it was our future, judo future.
Most of victims of the air crash just started their judo career. On behalf of EJU we would extend our condolences to the relatives.
The memory of them will be in our hearts forever.”

Sergey Soloveychik
President EJU