Qazaqstan Barysy Grand Slam 2024


May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
All Day


Almaty, Kazakhstan
Almaty, Almaty

Event Type

Message from the IJF President

Dear judo family,

On behalf of the International Judo Federation, I welcome you all to the Qazaqstan Barysy Grand Slam 2024, in the modern city of Astana.

It is exciting to be returning here after a successful first edition in 2023. With experience staging grand prix events in the past, as well as the 2015 Astana World Championships and a host of other events across the different age categories of our family, it is logical that the perfect environment for performance would be created here in Kazakhstan.

Under the leadership of Kazakhstan Judo Federation President, Mr Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, the country is striving to enhance all areas of judo development, within the framework of values we all hold dear.

There will be a lot at stake in Astana, positioned as the final grand slam before both the Abu Dhabi World Championships and the end of the Olympic qualification period. This means we can guarantee both the atmosphere and the level. Final preparations for the Paris Olympic Games will soon be the only priority.

I wish all of you a safe and successful visit to Kazakhstan’s capital.

Yours in judo,
Marius L. VIZER
President International Judo Federation