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Welcome to the Swiss Judo Open 2018!


The European Judo Cup is due to take place on 10th and 11th March in Uster (canton of Zurich). We look forward to a large number of spectators and captivating, high-level matches.
This page provides you with all the requisite information regarding tournament, organisation and registration. News and other contributions can be found at Swiss Judo and Ju-Jitsu Federation.

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About the Swiss Judo Open

The Swiss Judo Open (SJO) is the tournament with the largest number of foreign participants to be held in Switzerland. The SJO has been recognised by the European Judo Union as an official European Judo Cup event since 2015. Each year, there are around 300 athletes from 25 nations competing for medals.

Enhancing judo’s standing in Swiss sports

The SJO offers members of the Swiss Judo and Ju-Jitsu Federation the opportunity to witness top-class international judo in their home country. The event is significant not only for Swiss


Swiss Judo Open 2017

The Swiss Judo Open 2017 took place from the 11th to 12th March. More than 220 competitors from 28 nations and four continents came to Uster to take part in this years tournament. The Italian team was extraordinarily strong and so it was the national anthem of Italy that was played 8 times this weekend. Moreover, the crowd celebrated a Swiss victory on both days.

On the first day the 18 year old Gioia Vetterli from the host city of Uster was showing off her ne-waza skills to win the category women -63 kg. While this title was unexpected, the second one was clear prior to the final, as Ciril Grossklaus and Tobias Meier both won their semi-final. In the end it was Grossklaus who could launch the decisive attack so that Tobias Meier was left with the silver medal as in the previous year.

In the other categories Egypt, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland could each claim a single gold medal. As a result Switzerland is ranked 2nd in the medal ranking with a total