IJF President Marius Vizer (middle), Việt Nam Sports Administration Chairman Vương Bích Thắng (left) and Judo Federation of Việt Nam President Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng (right) were on hand to sign the agreements to promote judo in Việt Nam. — Photo ijf.org
HÀ NỘI The International Judo Federation (IJF) has agreed to support judo in Việt Nam.
IJF President Marius Vizer, Việt Nam Sports Administration Chairman Vương Bích Thắng and Vietnam Judo Association (VJA) President Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, a member of the Việt Nam Olympic Committee, were recently on hand to sign the agreements at the office of the IJF in Budapest.
Accordingly, the IJF will promote judo in Việt Nam 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 helps the way for Việt Nam to develop their next generation of judokas as the parties signed a deal to introduce judo in 15 Vietnamese schools.
Việt Nam sent one judoka, Văn Ngọc Tú, to the last summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. VNS