The teams cuban judo They will carry out training bases in Europe with a three-month stay in Hungary and France, respectively, which will allow them to participate in several top-level tournaments.
This Saturday the men’s squad must leave for Hungarian soil, while the women’s squad is scheduled to leave for France on the 21st, according to a report of the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
Amaury Mendive, a methodologist from the National Judo Federation, confirmed to this medium that the stays in these two nations will make it easier to comply with the preparation route planned for 2023.
Cuban judokas will have an intense year with the participation in multiple important competitions, among them the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, from June 23 to July 8, and the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile, from October 20 to November 5.
Cuban judoka Andy Granda will start the 2023 season in Paris
The first competitive commitment for the Cubans will be the Grand Slam in Paris (February 4-5), which will be followed by the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv, Israel (March 16-18), Tashkent, Uzbekistan (March 3-5 ) and Tbilisi, Georgia (March 24-16), adds the source.
In March they will also take over a qualifying tournament for the multi-sport event in the Salvadoran capital in the Dominican Republic. And for April they have set participation in the Varadero Open, the information specifies.
Another of the most important moments in the calendar will be in May due to the participation in the Senior World Championship in Doha, Qatar. The universal appointment for youth was reserved for November.
During the past year, Cuban judo did not shine due to great results, although it did win a world crown thanks to the Andy Granda win in the World Cup in Tashkent, Uzquekistan, which earned him the selection as the most outstanding Cuban male athlete of 2022.
Also, climbed to third position of ranking world championship in the +100 kg division, also underpinned by the scepter won at the Pan American and Oceania Championships (September), bronze medals won at the European Open Tournament and the Grand Slam in Antalya.