Dear judo friends and family,Let me convey to you my sincerest and warmest welcome to our capital city, Budapest! It makes us especially proud to be able to organise the World Judo Masters this year, as this was the last big yearly world judo event we were missing, having organised many other successful competitions. The best of the very best will step on the tatami in just a few short weeks to show the incredible performance they trained for their whole lives to accomplish. It took an immense amount of dedication, perseverance and discipline for each athlete to get here and I hope that the Olympic qualification points and experience they achieve this time will take them even further. Having some of the most excellent judoka of recent years promises us nothing less than the finest judo imaginable and well-deserved moments. I am positive that with the International Judo Federation and the well prepared teams, we are going to organise as high quality a competition as we have seen in the past decade. Best of luck to all the judoka and coaches and to all the officials, volunteers, staff, and everyone involved in the event. I am wishing everyone a prosperous and fair competition, good health and may all of you have a great experience in Hungary! Yours in judo,
Dr. Laszlo TOTH President Hungarian Judo Association
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