Belgian Judo Team Faces Uncertainty Ahead of Olympic Qualification at World Championships in Abu Dhabi

Two months before the Paris Games, the World Championships in Abu Dhabi, from Sunday to Friday, will be decisive for the allocation of Olympic tickets. On the Belgian side, apart from Matthias Casse and Jorre Verstraeten, no one is sure of anything… Article reserved for subscribers Journalist in the Sports department By Philippe Vande Weyer Published on 05/17/2024 at 6:45 p.m. Reading time: 4 min

With Charline Van Snick, Jorre Verstraeten, Matthias Casse and Toma Nikiforov, there were four Belgian judokas three years ago at the Budokan in Tokyo for the 2021 Olympics – and there should have been five if Gabriella Willems had not been injured at the last minute. How many will there be, in two months, on the tatami mats of the ephemeral Grand Palais in Paris for the 2024 Olympics? Even if the official qualification period will not end until June 23, we should find out at the end of the World Championships in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, which open this Sunday and end on Friday. It is this week, in fact, that the last “big points” will be awarded for the Olympic ranking which takes into account the five best results per season at the end of a two-year qualification period. Explanations.

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2024-05-18 03:09:13
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