In 1991, Florin Daniel Lascau was world champion of -78kg. Today he is the Director of Chief Referees at the International Judo Federation and our official encyclopedia. The technical analysis of the third day of the world juniors belongs to him.
“The third day of competition started off very dynamic and remained dynamic all morning until the end of the preliminaries with a lot of big throws, spectacular throws and we saw that some skillful athletes participating in some senior competitions are ready. to challenge their older colleagues.in the national federations not only for Los Angeles 2028 but already for Paris in 2024. If we consider that in the first two days, ten countries win medals per day shows how point the competition is tight and difficult. country dominating the others in the junior category. We are very happy that the medals are distributed all over the world. If we go more technically, we saw an incredible uchi-mata in the final of the – 48 kg. Yesterday we saw tachi waza and we are very happy to see that more and more juniors are familiar with ground work. We even saw ne-waza combinations, even osae-komi waza breakouts and, don’t give up and the referee lets con continue the contest to perform another osae-komi. In today’s final block, we had 13 scores in nine contests. We had transitions from tashi-waza to ne-waza. We even had osaekomi-sankaku. And of course we had seoi-nage, ura-nage and much more. It was an incredible final block and, by the way, eleven countries get a medal, eleven medals out of 12. It’s great. This was all spectacular and excellent news for this level as they are juniors and some are already performing as seniors. We believe that the organization of these world championships was essential for the life of the federations, the life of the judokas and of all those who are involved in high level performance. We have to test each other, we have to know where we are, whether it is the right way or not. I see everyone is motivated by the world junior championships because if there is no medal then the judokas are motivated to come back and win. If there is a medal, they want to continue at a higher level. This event is therefore an example of motivation for judokas, federations and families. ”