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two Azzurri registered for the first event of the new Olympic qualification period – OA Sport

The new one officially begins tomorrow in Mongolia judo Olympic qualification period towards the 2024 Paris Games Grand Slam in Ulaanbaatar it is in fact the first event that assigns points (however counted at 50%) for the five-circle rankings, pending two World Tour appointments scheduled in July in Europe.

In fact, many big names from the Old Continent preferred to skip the Asian trip to better prepare for the next Grand Slam in Budapest, in which there will be a much larger and more competitive starting field. 260 athletes (102 women, 158 men) from 30 countries are expected to participate in Ulaanbaatar.

Among these there is also Italy, which will be represented in the Mongolian capital by the suns Giacomo Gamba and Leonardo Casaglia, both engaged in the category up to 81 kg. The first is European Under 23 bronze in office and has just returned from an excellent performance in the senior continental review, consequently an important chance is played to obtain the best result of his career and climb the hierarchies within the blue team.

The 25-year-old from Grosseto is preparing to compete in his first Grand Slam, after having taken part in some Grand Prix in the two-year period 2018-2019 without bringing home any prestigious placements. The rest of the Italian national team will be divided into two blocks for the Mediterranean Games (29 June-1 July) first and for the Grand Slam in Hungary (8-10 July) then.

Photo: IJF

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