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It became known which of the judokas will represent Russia at the Tokyo Games

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The composition of the Russian judo team for the Olympics in Tokyo has been determined.


The coaching staff of the Russian national judo team determined the line-up for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The team was presented on Tuesday at the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).


The event was attended by the head of the ROC Stanislav Pozdnyakov, the president of the Russian Judo Federation (FDR) Vasily Anisimov, the head of the European Judo Union Sergey Soloveichik, the sports director of the FDR Kirill Denisov.


The men's team led by head coach Khasanbi Taov includes: two-time European champion Robert Mshvidobadze (reserve - 2021 world champion Iago Abuladze, weight category up to 60 kg), Yakub Shamilov (reserve - Aram Grigoryan, 66 kg), Musa Mogushkov (reserve - Denis Yartsev, 73 kg), European champion 2017 Alan Khubetsov (reserve - Aslan Lappinagov, 81 kg), two-time European champion 2018 and 2020 Mikhail Igolnikov (90 kg), Niyaz Ilyasov (reserve - Arman Adamyan, 100 kg), European Champion 2020 Tamerlan Bashaev (reserve - Inal Tasoev, over 100 kg).


The women's team, which trains under the guidance of Dmitry Morozov, will be represented by: European champion 2018 Irina Dolgova (reserve - Sabina Gilyazova, 48 kg), four-time European champion 2009 , 2010, 2013 and & nbsp; 2018, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics Natalya Kuzyutina (52 kg), Daria Mezhetskaya (57 kg), Daria Davydova (63 kg), Madina Taimazova (70 kg), Alexandra Babintseva (reserve & nbsp; - Antonina Shmeleva , 78 kg).


At the 2012 Games in London, the Russian team won three gold, one silver and one bronze medals, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro  - two gold medals. The judo tournament at Olympics in Tokyo will be held from 24 to 31 July. The Tokyo Games will feature a mixed team tournament for the first time and will be held on the final day of judo competitions on July 31st. Teams will participate in it, consisting of men in categories up to 73, 90 and over 90kg, and women in categories up to 57, 70 and over 70kg.


The rating race for the right to get to the Olympics in Japan started at the end of May 2018, during  the Russian team took part in 59 qualifying competitions  - World and European Championships, Masters, Grand Slam and Grand Prix tournaments, winning 68 gold, 88 silver and 127 bronze medals. Olympic licenses for the Russian team were won in all 14 weight categories - 20 for men, 9 for women, Ksenia Chibisova (over 78 kg) will not be able to compete at the Olympics due to the birth of a child. At the Olympic tournament, which will be held at the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo, no no more than one athlete can be entered from each country in each weight category, twenty more will come by invitation from tripartite commission (wild card) .

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