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Judo (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 15:42 BJT

Judo first featured on the Paralympic programme at Seoul 1988, with women’s events introduced 16 years later in Athens.

The only martial art on the Paralympic programme, the gripping, grappling sport of Judo offers plenty of action.

Developed from jujitsu and established as a sport in the late 19th century by Dr Jigoro Kano, Judo requires athletes to employ an intricate mix of attack and defence. Contested at the Paralympic Games by visually impaired athletes, the sport’s one-on-one battles can be tough, tense and explosive, as competitors grapple for command against determined opponents.

Competition dates

30 August – 1 September

Competition venue

ExCeL

Number of competitors

132: 84 men and 48 women

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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