The Swiss Judo Federation elected a new board on the 6th of June 2020. The newly elected President is bronze medallist of the 2008, Beijing Olympic Games and the most successful Swiss judoka, Sergei Aschwanden. The 44 year-old Aschwanden shared his vision for the future;
We have lost more than 6000 members in the last years and the main aim is that the number of members should grow again. My idea is also to centralise the training for the high-performance athletes and to decentralise the young talents. They should train near their residence or in regional judo centres. We should concentrate the financial resources in one national training center, to encourage competition among the champions.
He also plans to establish a foundation to support the federation.
Judo is a great sport for children, socially underprivileged, disabled persons and refugees. Important is that we train and bring everybody with Judo passion together. Athletes of all generations, provenance, professionals and amateurs should be united to support the federation.
Mr. Linus Bruhin – Vice president
Mrs. Jacqueline de Quattro – Vice president
Mr. Yu Higashigaito – Vice president
Mr. David Sigos – Vice President
General Secretary – Samuel KNOEPFEL