France to host Virtus World Judo Championships

Virtus is delighted to announce that France will host the 2021 World Judo Championships, the first judo event to be run under the Virtus banner, and building upon the recent efforts to grow judo for athletes with an intellectual impairment globally.

The event will be hosted by the Fédération Française du Sport Adapté (FFSA) and will take place on 29th and 30th October 2021 at Maison des Arts Martiaux –Toulouse Judo, Toulouse, France.  

Kerry Tansey, Virtus Sport Director for judo said “Congratulations to FFSA team on winning the bid to host the World Championships this year. I am thrilled to see our judokas coming together to participate in this championship and we are anticipating an upsurge in the number of participants from previous events.  

“Judo being an official sport with Virtus has opened new opportunities for athletes with an intellectual impairment. We are excited to seeing the returning champions and the new contenders for the titlesI wish all the athletes’ best of luck for the competition, Stay Safe.”