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International Judo Federation to support Vietnamese judokas

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has agreed to support judo in Vietnam.

IJF President Marius Vizer, General Director of the Vietnam Sports Administration Vuong Bich Thang and President of the Vietnam Judo Association (VJA) Nguyen Manh Hung, a member of the Vietnam Olympic Committee, signed the agreement at the office of the IJF in Budapest.

Accordingly, the IJF will promote judo in Vietnam and help the national team achieve good results at the Asian Championships, Olympic Games and on the IJF World Tour.

This will include the IJF sending judo experts to the country.

The meeting helped the way for Vietnam to develop their next generation of judokas as the parties signed a deal to introduce judo in 15 Vietnamese schools.

Vietnam sent one judoka, Van Ngoc Tu, to the last summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.