After two years of not being held due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Toluca National Judo Cup returns, the fair that hopes to bring together 500 athletes will take place on Saturday, March 8, in the gyms of the Adolfo López Mateos Sports Unit of the University Autonomous of the State of Mexico.
In 2019, representatives of 12 entities attended and on this occasion they have already confirmed the delegations of Querétaro, Mexico City, Veracruz, and institutions such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), which will seek to be protagonists in their respective categories.
Top-level athletes who have already had an important career are also expected, however the elite athletes that make up the Mexican team tour Central America, so they will not be able to attend, however athletes who are among the first places will attend of the national ranking and those in the lower categories who expect to have good parameters of the level reached.
“There are good expectations for the event, we returned from a pandemic, it was more than two years of waiting, so the truth is that we are a little nervous about the return of the emblematic Toluca Cup, which is already a benchmark at the national level for the quality of the event, for Therefore, this time should not be the exception,” said Rubén Mora, president of the Judo Association of the State of Mexico.
Many of the delegations confirm their attendance on the same day, throughout the 13 editions of the contest Aguascalientes, Querétaro, Michoacán, Veracruz and Mexico City have always been present, however, delegations that had never attended also attend, so it is expected be the case for next weekend’s event.
It was between 2016 and 2017 when the Mexican Judo Federation gave the endorsement for the Toluca Cup to be a national event, which represented an important advance in the quality of the event due to the competitive level and logistics in the organization.
“The federation itself gave us the go-ahead for it to be a national event thanks to the participation of top-level athletes from different states, now the challenge is to maintain it and continue it, for that we are really looking forward to it,” he said.
The weigh-in will start at 7:00 a.m., the competitions will begin at 9:00 a.m. where judokas will participate in the pre-child categories, children under 13, children under 15, cadets under 18, junior under 21 and senior, in both branches .