JUDO: Olympic Champions in Amiens

Tuesday November 30 and Wednesday December 1 will take place in Amiens the champions route with the arrival of several Olympic judo champions.

Six Olympic champions will be present

On the program of old and new champions of the France team. For former champions, will be present, Cathy Fleury, and Cecile Nowak both world and Olympic champion in 1992, in Barcelona. Cyrille March, will also be present, he was Olympic medalist in Rio in 2016. Regarding the new champions, will be present Sandrine Martinet who participated in the Paralympic championship and who was the flagship of Tokyo 2021. Finally, Guy Delvingt, European champion, and selected for the 2021 Olympic Games and Luka Mkheidze, Olympic medalist from Tokyo 2021 will also be in the game.

The champions’ route will bring together for two days, more than 1000 young people Hauts-de-France and in particular the Somme. A gathering that will allow a sharing and transmission of judo values which make this sport a real asset. Children aged 6 to 13 will meet on the tatami mats to share several types of training at the Coliseum.

Program for these two days

During these two days, four stages will be planned: Tuesday morning from 10:30 am to 11:30 am will be a morning on the handisport theme which will be open to the whole region, ” we hope to receive about fifty people, for the moment there are already 30 registered »Affirms us Nicolas Cahier, coordinator of the event. Tuesday afternoon, all the Somme schools affiliated to USEP for generation 24 concerning the Olympic Games in Paris, will be present. There will be a total of 12 classes with around 300 students.

Wednesday December 1, it will be the turn of Amiens leisure (with nearly 300 participants). They will meet all morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. At last the afternoon, Those are the Somme judo clubs who will come to meet the champions, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., ” we hope for about 500 children« . Registrations will close on November 27. Judokas wishing to participate must register with their club.

Introducing judo to all young people

These two days will therefore allow the entire department to discover the benefits of judo through various activities. For Nicolas Notebook, sensitize young people to physical activity is essential: “thethe idea is above all to highlight our discipline on the territory and all the fields of action that we have. We have year-round projects with national education and USEP, or even leisure activities. This year, we have set up sequences during the summer, with a month of judo to introduce people to this sport and allow activity to be relaunched ”.

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Julie michel

Photo credit: Judo Somme


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