Indian Judokas in second week of December 2013 won silver and four bronze medals in the Asian Youth and Junior Championships, which concluded in Hainan, China. The junior Indian team comprised of seven boys and seven girls. The youth team also comprised of seven girls and boys. The championship was held from 11 to 13 December 2013.
The Indian youth team won Silver and two bronze medals and the junior team won two bronze medal. Obaid Al-Anzi, the President Judo Union of Asia (JUA) opened the 7th Asian Youth & 14th Asian Junior Judo Championships 2013 at Hainan, China.
7th Asian Youth Judo Championships 2013
As per the schedule the 7th Asian Youth Judo Championships 2013 concluded on 11 December 2013 at Hainan, China. 17 Nations participated in this Youth Championships.
The host country China won overall Championship by winning 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze, and South Korea placed runner-up by winning 3 Gold and 3 Bronze, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan placed third and fourth places.
14th Asian Junior Judo Championships 2013
The 14th Asian Junior Judo Championships 2013 concluded on 13 December 2013 at Hainan, China. 95 Men and 60 Women from 19 Nations participated in this Championship.
Japan won overall Championship by winning 10 Gold and 1 Silver medal, however South Korea placed runner-up by winning 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals, and Mongolia won 2 Gold and Silver placed third.
About Judo Union of Asia
Judo Union of Asia came into existence in the year 1956 with 7 National Judo Federations as its members. Chinese Taipei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Thailand were the Founding Members of JUA. The 1st Asian Judo Championships (Men) was held in the year 1966 in Manila, Philippines, and teams from 8 Member National Judo Federations participated in the Championships.
JUA Membership has been increasing year by year. By the end of the year 1970, National Judo Federations from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam, DPR Korea, Burma (Myammar, at present), Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Iran and Syria also joined JUA, thus expanding the membership to 23.
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