The World Judo Day takes place on the same date every year as the 28th of October is the birthday of Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo. Today, more than 28 million people practice judo around the world on a daily basis.
The World Judo Day was launched in 2011 with RESPECT as the first theme, followed by JUDO FOR ALL (2012), PERSEVERANCE (2013), HONOUR (2014), UNITY (2015) and JUDO FOR THE WORLD (2016).
This special day was also celebrated in Uzbekistan as Judo is one of the most popular sports types in the country. Today, the Uzbek nation is proud of the Uzbekistan’s elite judokas, who claimed several medals in the Olympic Games, Grand-Prix, Continental and World Championships such as Armen Bagdasaryan, Abdulla Tangriev, Rishod Sobirov and etc.
Here are the photos from the event organized to celebrate #WorldJudoDay took place in Tashkent.