Mongolia hosting the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

The World Jiu-Jitsu Championship competitions began on Tuesday and last for three days in Mongolia. A wide international presence of 500 male and female athletes from 43 countries are competing in various weight categories.

The competitions will conclude on Thursday, with competitions in the weight categories of 56 kg and 77 kg for men and 48 kg and 63 kg for women.

A total of 32 referees from 26 countries are working at the 20th Jiu-Jitsu World Championship, one of which is an International “B” class referee from Mongolia Munkh Timurtogoo, a jiu-jitsu black belt athlete. He started his career as a referee in 2018 and “Ulaanbaatar-2023” is his first world championship as a referee.

On the sidelines of the Championship the Congress of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation was held on July 15 with the participation of JJIF President Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, Director General Joachim Thumfart, and other officials and representatives.

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