The 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championship will be held in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Judo Federation of India said in a media release. In addition to the Commonwealth Judo Championship, the Asian Cadet and the Asian Junior Judo Championships will also be held in India in September this year.
India was awarded the rights to host the event at the Commonwealth Judo Congress, held on April 23 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Judo Federation of India general secretary, Man Mohan Jaiswal expressed his happiness in hosting the event in a media release from the federation.
"It is a great privileged that Judo Federation of India (JFI) has been allotted to organise and conduct the Commonwealth Judo Championships," said Man Mohan Jaiswal, general Secretary of the Judo Federation of India, reported PTI.
"The Commonwealth Judo Championships is the official event of the Commonwealth Judo Associations and being organised in every 2 years for cadets, junior, seniors, masters and visually impaired judo players.
"This will be the first time that the Commonwealth Judo Championships will be held in India. The Championships will be held in Jaipur. However, the dates are yet to be finalised," he added.
In addition to the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships, India will also play host to the 10th Asian cadet Judo championships and 17th Asian Junior Judo Championships from September 6 to 12, later this year, at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kochi, Kerala.
"This is the official event of the Judo Union of Asia (JUA) and also one of the events of world ranking for cadet and juniors judokas. In conjunction with this Championships, JUA Refereeing Seminar and Examination will also be organised from 6th to 12th of September 2016," Jaiswal said in a release.