The Asian Cadet and Junior Judo Championships 2023 recently concluded in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The event, held from November 16 to 19, showcased the talent and skill of young judo athletes from across Asia.

A total of 15 nations participated in the championships, with 181 competitors, including 78 women and 103 men, competing in various weight categories.

Uzbekistan, the host nation, performed admirably, securing several podium finishes. However, athletes from other countries also showcased their skills, making it a competitive tournament.

 

In the Cadet division (athletes aged 15 to 17), the gold medalists in the men’s category were as follows:

-50 kg: ASKAR Nurbol (KAZ)
-55 kg: KUDBUDINOV Loiq (TJK)
-60 kg: BOBOKALONOV Yosin (TJK)
-66 kg: ZAKIROV Mukhamedali (KAZ)
-73 kg: ASADULLOEV Muhiddin (TJK)
-81 kg: AZAROV Gleb (KAZ)
-90 kg: MAKHKAMOV Hakimjon (UZB)
+90 kg: KHOLMUMINOV Elnur (UZB)

In the women’s category, the gold medalists were as follows:

-40 kg: KULDOSHEVA Umida (UZB)
-44 kg: HAYDAROVA Laziza (UZB)
-48 kg: JAMALOVA Zarina (UZB)
-52 kg: MAMATOVA Raykhona (UZB)
-57 kg: ZHOLDOSHEVA Zhanar (KAZ)
-63 kg: SAPARBOEVA Nigina (UZB)
-70 kg: AILTGUIBAATAR Dulamsuren (MGL)
+70 kg: LEE Hyeonji (KOR)

In the Junior division (athletes aged 18 to 20), the gold medalists in the men’s category were as follows:

-60 kg: ORYNBASSAR Talgat (KAZ)
-66 kg: RAKHMETKALI Zhanarys (KAZ)
-73 kg: ALMAT Adilet (KAZ)
-81 kg: BISSENOV Nurzhan (KAZ)
-90 kg: KIM Moonsoo (KOR)
-100 kg: SHORAKHMATOV Rustam (UZB)
+100 kg: MAKHSUDOV Makhmudjon (UZB)

In the women’s category, the gold medalists were as follows:

-48 kg: SARSENBEK Nurailym (KAZ)
-52 kg: JURAEVA Gulkhayo (UZB)
-57 kg: REDJEPOVA Farangiz (UZB)
-63 kg: KOCHKONBAEVA Adina (KGZ)
-70 kg: KODIROVA Barchinoy (UZB)
-78 kg: YULDOSHOVA Shirinjon (UZB)
+78 kg: KURAMBOEVA Fotima (UZB)

 

The championships provided an opportunity for young judo athletes to gain experience and showcase their potential on an international stage. The event promoted friendship and sportsmanship among the participating nations.

Organized by the JUA, the Asian Cadet and Junior Judo Championships 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, demonstrated the growing popularity and significance of judo in Asia. The championships highlighted the region’s commitment to nurturing and developing young talent in the sport.

The successful conclusion of the championships has left the judo community eagerly anticipating future competitions that will continue to promote the sport and inspire the next generation of judo athletes.