“The 2013 Cadet World Championships, one of the highlights of the World Judo Tour, came to a conclusion on Sunday. The four-day competition, which attracted 77 countries and 530 judoka, was high on quality as several outstanding talents stamped their mark on the biggest competition of their budding careers… The 2013 Cadet World Championships is a stepping stone for any young judoka and one where success bodes well for a smooth transition into junior and senior judo. The competition has also been a qualifying event for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China which for many athletes will be their next major competition.” from IJF News – August 11th, 2013.
Canadian judokas from Quebec and Ontario successfully picked up 2 gold medals, check out www.judocanada.org for all the details. In the women’s’ -48 kg Abby Lloyd, BC judoka of Sunshine Coast Judo Club, won her first match but was defeated in her 2nd. BC male judokas’ Sam Kim -90 kg of Steveston Judo Club and Jeff Swadden +90 kg of Abbotsford Judo Club, were both eliminated in their first bout.
The full results can be seen at http://www.ippon.org/wc_cad2013.php