“The World Championships results from a European point of view are excellent. We can be truly satisfied”, EJU President László TOTH summed up the eight competition days of the Doha World Championships Seniors 2023. “We can only compliment the organisers, we felt very comfortable in Qatar. The organisation was top, the sporting level first class.”
European athletes won a total of 34 medals at these World Championships (incl. mixed team), including 7 gold medals (plus 10 x silver, 17 x bronze). Among the top nations in the medal table are no less than seven EJU member countries. For comparison: In Tashkent last year, Europe won a total of 3 World Championship titles and 25 medals – that is nine less than this time.
“The European representatives presented themselves very competitively. Just a few examples: Georgia was happy about a purely national final in the category up to 90 kg, Switzerland celebrated its first world championship title. France and Georgia each won 2 individual titles and established themselves among the top 3 in the national rankings. A large number of European athletes, above all Clarisse Agbegnenou and Teddy Riner, provided goosebumps moments,” emphasised László Tóth.
Behind the scenes, there were negotiations about a number of future European events. France confirmed its intention to host a number of European Championships in the next Olympic cycle after Paris 2024.
On Tuesday, EJU President László Tóth travels to Kosovo to sign the contract for the European Champions Open in Pristina (with a prize money of €300,000 – in two weight classes).
Author: EJU Media