Doha, HE President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani crowned the winners of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Judo Masters Doha 2021 which came to a successful conclusion on Wednesday at the Lusail Multipurpose Hall.
The tournament brought together 400 athletes, including 215 men and 185 women from 70 countries representing five continental federations.
HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad crowned the winners of Men’s +100 kg category where Ten-time world champion and double Olympic gold medalist Teddy Riner announced his comeback with a gold medal finish in Doha after beating Russia’s Inal Tasoev in the final match.
Grol Henk of the Netherlands and Khammo Yakiv of Ukraine took the two bronze medals.
In attendance on the closing day also were the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President HE Sheikh Ahmed Al Fahad Al Sabah, the IJF President Marius Vizer, the QOC Secretary General HE Jassim bin Rashid Al Buenain, the Qatar Taekwondo, Judo and Karate Federation (QTJKF) President Khalid bin Hamad Al Attiyah.
Top on the list of stars who were seen in Doha were France’s Teddy Riner, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and ten-time world champion in the +100kg, Idalys Ortiz of Cuba, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist in the +78kg female category and Japan’s Soichi Hashimoto, world No.1 in the lightweight division and four-time World Championships gold medallist.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee