Shah to feature in Dusseldorf Grand Slam to boost Olympic ranking
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Japan-based judoka Shah Hussain Shah will feature in Dusseldorf Grand Slam as part of his ongoing campaign to earn a direct qualification to 2020 Tokyo Olympics by jumping up in the ranking list.
The three-day event will commence on February 21 in Dusseldorf, Germany wherein 790 competitors – 465 men and 325 women from 121 countries will by vying in different weight divisions.
“Currently Shah is undergoing training in Paris where he had gone to participate in last week’s Grand Slam event. After spending some more days there to hone his skills he will proceed to Germany,” Masood Ahmed, senior vice president of Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) told APP on Wednesday.
Shah, who had already made it to the Olympics under continental quota faced a second round exit in Paris Grand Slam after losing to Sviryd Mikita of Belarus in the -100 kg bout, last week. In the first round he had overcome Saneblidze Onise of Georgia. – APP