Judoka prepare for first World Cup of 2015

The first IBSA Judo World Cup has attracted 205 athletes from 32 countries and will be the biggest para-sport ever to have taken place in Hungary. 19 Feb 2015 By Nico Goda | For the IPC

Two hundred and five athletes from 32 countries will converge in Eger, Hungary, this week for the IBSA Judo World Cup.

The first World Cup of the year will take place between 20-22 February and serves as a ranking event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The event is also a key event in preparations for the biggest and most important blind judo event of 2015, May’s IBSA World Games in Seoul, South Korea.

International Judo Federation rules are in effect and the competition brackets will be drawn according to their regulations.

Additionally, 21 match officials will be present to take part in an international referees’ conference to ensure the highest quality of officiating.

This event marks the largest sporting competition for athletes with an impairment in the history of Hungary.

The event can be watched live from the IBSA judo website.