The world circuit is like a strategy game on a global scale and is interesting precisely because it is not a game. You should take into account different parameters such as top form, points and opponents before making a decision. In addition, there is another factor in the game that affects everyone and is permanent.
Madeleine Malonga in white judogi
We can talk about this last element right away; it’s called money and in this case it doesn’t offer its best version. War, inflation and all its derivatives have caused a rise in prices, and airlines are no strangers to this phenomenon. Both flying and staying in a hotel are more expensive. Unfortunately and this is the same in all sports, the rules are the same but the resources are not the same. This is life whether we like it or not, and although everything possible is done to resolve differences, there are countries that have more opportunities than others. This factor is decisive when choosing a tournament. Then you should add the other parameters to get a clear idea of the composition of your map.
For example, Canadians Reyes and Elnahas decided to stay in the region and enter the grand slam in Abu Dhabi where they continued their track of success after performing excellently at the World Championships in Tashkent: excellent top form, lots gathered to decide where to go and when to stop. points and resources. They will not be in Baku. On the other hand, others such as Belgian Matthias Casse, Moldavian Denis Vieru, Portuguese Fonseca or French Malonga returned home after Tashkent, bypassing Abu Dhabi and now back in Baku.
This means that coaches and coaches work straight and run equations like math masters. In some cases it is certain that smoke is emanating from the engine room. It is possible that there are certain judokas who do not care about this or that tournament as long as they reach the most important in top condition. However, it is also true that others prefer to avoid events depending on which opponents are known in advance, matters of form, or even superstition. There are those who concentrate on a few competitions and choose to register for almost all events. Every judoka is a world, every team is different, every decision answers specific questions, and in the end, the sources often have the last word.
We cannot forget another problem and it has no solution. The world is as it is and we cannot change it. Traveling anywhere in the world from France or Germany is not the same as traveling from Japan or Argentina. Since most of the World Judo Tour tournaments are held in Europe and Asia, we can easily accept that travelers from other continents start at a disadvantage because the distances are longer, and thus fatigue may be high. Likewise, the countries that organize the tournaments ensure the survival of our sport, and in this sense, it would not be right to criticize an athlete from an organization country for sleeping a few more hours.
This is the truth of sports, of all sports with international competitions, and it would be foolish to deny it. It’s vital to narrow down the differences we have to make and therefore apply the same rules in all contexts. That’s how judo does it. The rest depends on another factor called luck, which is the most unjust, because the place of birth always somehow determines the fate of a person. That’s why sport is essential, because despite the differences we’ve talked about before, when the moment of truth comes, when two warriors enter the tatami and greet, the differences end there.