IJF er með umfjöllun um alla keppendur á heimsmeistaramótinu í Baku og birtir hana í nokkrum hlutum. Fyrsti hluti sem er um þjóðir frá A-F kom í byrjun september, annar hluti G-K kom á miðvikudaginn og þar er meðal annara umfjöllun um Íslensku keppendurna.
Icelandic Championships gold medallist IURA, 29, will make his third start at a World Championships. IURA has a Japanese father and Icelandic mother and regularly visits Japan for training camps which are straightforward logistically as the -81kg judoka speaks fluent Japanese. As the lightest member of Iceland’s two-man team for the Worlds, IURA will be the first to compete and will be bidding for his first contest win at the showpiece event of the IJF World Judo Tour.
Egill BLONDAL -90kg
Welsh Open bronze medallist BLONDAL, 21, won gold at his national championships in May to cement his place in Iceland’s World Championships team for Baku. Koshi-guruma specialist BLONDAL has won most of his medals in the Nordic region but has time on his side as he looks to establish himself on the international stage. The Icelandic talent will believe that he possesses the skills and desire to secure his first contest win on the Worlds stage.