Iran para-judo team will hold a training camp in Tajikistan as part of preparation for the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
“We are going to hold a 20-day training camp in Tajikistan to get ready for the Islamic Solidarity Games. Tajikistan has strong judokas and we can take advantage of holding joint camp in the country,” Iran para-judo coach Mohammadreza Hajyousefzadeh told Paralympic.ir.
“We will participate in the camp with four judokas but we are going to partake in the Islamic Solidarity Games with two combatants,” he added.
The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games is an exciting multi-sport event uniting the Islamic world, which will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 – 22 May 2017.
Athletes from Islamic countries around the world will be representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 24 disciplines.
Para-Judo was first introduced as a competitive sport in the Paralympic programme in 1988 at the Seoul Games, for athletes who are visually impaired.
This sport also requires an extreme physical and strategic performance, and competitors must use different techniques to overcome or immobilize their opponent.