Grand Slam of the River has 390 judokas from 42 countries registered - 14/05/2010
The Grand Slam of Rio de Janeiro, which will take place on 22 and Maracanãzinho May 23, will be the biggest event of the sport in the country since the 2007 World Championships, also in the Marvelous City. In this Friday (14), the number of subscribers reached the mark of 390 judokas from 42 countries, including major powers such as Japan, France, Russia and Holland. In 2009, were 200 athletes from 25 nations at the event.
The Grand Slam of Rio de Janeiro is the first event of this category to distribute points that define them for the London Olympics in 2012. Brazil will be represented by 56 athletes, including Olympic medalists and world. Grand Slam countries can inscribe up to two athletes per category, and Brazil, as host country, is entitled to four seats. The gold medal is worth 300 points in ranking, silver and bronze 180 120. In 2009, the Brazilian rose tenfold on the podium at the Grand Slam of Rio de Janeiro. We won a gold medal, four silver and five bronze.
See the list of countries and more details at the Brazil Judo World Tour