The war between Ukraine and Russia is causing complex concerns in the sports world. In judo, a team of top Russian athletes was allowed to compete in the IJF World Tour competitions under the IJF banner, as well as the World Championships in Tashkent in October.
This to great reluctance and protest from the camp of Ukraine, which not only boycotted the Grand Slam in Mongolia, but also recently indicated that the team would boycott the World Championships if Russian athletes were allowed to participate in the upcoming Worlds in Uzbekistan, reports Judo Inside.
Only a few sports federations allow athletes from the Russian Federation at the moment. Judo is one of them, although the latest rumors are that the team from the Russian Federation would withdraw from the World Championships.
Meanwhile, Teddy Riner will not participate at the World Championships in October in Tashkent (UZB). The ten time world champion suffered an injury since the end of August when he injured his ankle. Four-time Olympic medallist Riner announced his withdrawal in social media. He will be replaced in the +100kg category by Joseph Terhec.