Judo Federation of India ( JFI ), is hosting the 10th Asian Cadet Judo Championships 2016 and 17th Asian Junior Judo Championships – 2016, from 7th to 11th September 2016, at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kochi, Kerala, in association with Kerala Judo Association ( KJA ).
These events are the Officials events of International Judo Federation ( IJF ), as well as Judo Union of Asia (JUA). 39 Affiliated member Countries of JUA from Asia will be participating in these official event of JUA and world ranking events of IJF.
Since insertion of Asian Cadet (earlier it was Youth) and Junior Judo Championships, by the JUA, Indian Judokas showing good performance in these events and won many medals in the Cadets as well as Junior Categories. JFI has already organized similar event ‘ 1st Asian Youth & 8th Asian Junior Judo Championships -2007 “ at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, in which Indian Judokas shown highest performance by winning 18 medals ( 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 7 Bronze medals ).
Since these are the World Ranking Events the competitions is expected to be very tough. However Indian Judokas had shown good performance in the 9th Asian Cadet & 16th Asian Junior Judo Championships 2015 held at Bangkok, by winning 2 Silver and 3 bronze medals.
Taking the advantage of playing in home Country, JFI expecting excellent performance from the Indian Judo Players, in this events at Kochi.