Photographs: The Judo Association of Hong Kong, China
The 2024 Asian Judo Championships, hosted in the bustling city of Hong Kong from April 20-23, was a resounding triumph for the judoka of the East Asian region. Competing against the continent’s finest athletes, the judoka from China, Japan, South Korea and other East Asian nations showcased their exceptional skill and technique, emerging victorious in a staggering 12 out of the 14 weight categories.

In the men’s events, East Asian judoka captured gold medals in the -60kg (NAKAMURA Taiki, Japan), -66kg (BATTOGTOKH Erkhembayar, Mongolia), -73kg (ISHIHARA Tatsuki, Japan), -81kg (LEE Joonhwan, South Korea), -90kg (MURAO Sanshiro, Japan) and +100kg (OTA Hyoga, Japan) divisions.

-60kg Medals and Certificates were presented by Mr. LU Wei-Chen Vice-President of JUA and Mr. FUNG Chun Wing, HKG District Council member.

The women’s events were similarly dominated by the judoka from East Asia. Golds were secured in the -48kg (BAVUUDORJ Baasankhuu, Mongolia), -57kg (LKHAGVATOGOO Enkhriilen, Mongolia), -63kg (YAMAGUCHI Kirari, Japan), -70kg (NIIZOE Saki, Japan), -78kg (TAKAYAMA Rika, Japan) and +78kg (LEE Hyeonji, South Korea) weight classes.

-48kg Medals and Certificates were presented by Mr. AL-ANZI Obaid, President of the JUA and Mr. PUI Kwan Kay, President of the Judo Association of Hong Kong, China

+78kg Gold medalist, LEE Hyeonji (KOR), Silver medalist, AMARSAIKHAN Adiyasuren (MGL) and Bronze medalist, ARAI Mao (JPN)

“This tournament has once again highlighted the incredible depth and talent within the East Asian judo community,” remarked the Mr. LU Wei-Chen, President of the East Asian Judo Federation. “Our athletes have proven that they are amongst the world’s elite, and this performance will no doubt inspire the next generation of judoka from our region.”

The 2024 Asian Judo Championships in Hong Kong was made possible through the tireless efforts of the Judo Union of Asia (JUA) Executive Committee under the leadership of the President, Mr. AL-ANZI Obaid. The Judo Association of Hong Kong, China, also played a crucial role in the successful hosting of this prestigious event.

JUA president Mr. AL-ANZI Obaid presenting awards to the winners.

The organising staffs.

The 2024 Asian Judo Championships in Hong Kong has set the stage for an exciting future in the sport, with the judoka from East Asia firmly establishing their dominance on the continental stage.