Putin, Prime Minister of Japan and leader of the Mongolia arrived at the final of the tournament on judo

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe during a visit to the finals of the International tournament on judo of a name of Jigoro Kano among juniors and a yuniorok in KCK Fetisov arena in Vladivostok. 12 Sep 2018Putin, Prime Minister of Japan and leader of the Mongolia arrived at the final of the tournament on judo© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Mongolian counterpart, Khaltmagiin Battulga and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe came to watch the final of the judo tournament in Vladivostok.

The international tournament on judo of a name of Jigoro Kano, among boys and girls up to 18 years, held in 2017 under the patronage of Putin and Abe as part of the sports program of the Eastern economic forum. The competition, named in honor of the founder of judo, held under the auspices of the International judo Federation with the aim of strengthening friendly relations between the peoples of the countries represented at the WEF.

In 2018, the tournament format changed. Competitions are held in sport discipline «the team competition is mixed among boys and girls up to 18 years in 16 weight categories. Participation in the tournament confirmed five countries: Russia, Japan, Mongolia, China and the Republic of Korea.

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Team Russia is represented at the tournament with 32 athletes and advocates in all weight categories. The best judoka and judo tournament will be awarded a special prize named after Yamasita — President of the all Japan judo Federation, Olympic champion, four-time world champion, nine-time champion Japan in judo.

In 2018, the tournament has been the official mascot, which according to the results of open voting on the Internet was chosen as the far Eastern leopard by the name of Vlad.

After the teams of Russia and Japan have reached the finals equal the results with the score 8:8 team event the draw were selected weight category, which was a re-match: fight ahead for athletes in the category over 90 kg. the Previous match was won by Japanese judoka and losers, the Russians had the chance to take revenge. And he used it: after a tough struggle the team of Russia won with the score 9:8. Third place in the competition went to South Korean team.

Medals athletes receive at the ceremony from the hands of the leaders of the three countries. After that, Putin thanked his fellow leaders of Japan and Mongolia — organizers and participants, noting that past competitions have become another platform for the development of judo.

«I wanted to congratulate the participants, and all participants. I want to say that today the guys showed good judo: the technique and youthful enthusiasm, and the will to win. What we have seen today, worthy of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano,… ‘m Sure we many of us here see on the international tatami», — Putin said after the ceremony.

Fourth Eastern economic forum will be held at the site of the far Eastern Federal University campus on the Russian island on September 11-13. MIA «Russia today» is the General information partner of the WEF.

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