Thanks and recognition to Dr. László Tóth for the great success of the World Championship Budapest 2017

On behalf of the Pan American Judo Confederation and the countries that form it, we would like to congratulate Dr. László Tóth on the great success that Hungary had in hosting the World Judo Championships in Budapest 2017.

We consider Mr. László Tóth a great friend of the Americas and we thank him for his work towards the development of world judo. You will always be welcome in the Americas!

Important info of the world championship.

Anything can happen; anyone can win

Rafaela Silva, Khasan Khalmurzaev, Majlinda Kelmendi and Fabio Basile could not repeat the feat of Rio 2016 in Budapest.

A judo competition can change in the blink of an eye.

Sports boast of the diversity of judo and global appeal

Maria Perez celebrates the first silver medal in Puerto Rico.

The 2017 World Championship brought together 726 competitors from 126 different nations, competing for only 14 titles.

New judo stars like Taipei, Panama and Kosovo reached the last stages of their weight divisions. Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Puerto Rico won medals.