Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2022: Preview, Schedule, How to Watch, and Prize Money

The Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi is once again here. The annual IJF World Tour event is set to begin once again in UAE upcoming October 21, 2022.


Abu Dhabi has been an integral part of the International Judo Federation’s IJF World tour since its foundation in 2009. Every year in November, an event is held in the UAE city. At first, the event was a Judo Grand Prix tournament. In 2014, the event was promoted to the Grand Slam level.

In 2020, the event was canceled due to covid-19 pandemic. But the following year, the event made its return like most other IJF World tour events. Russia took first place in the medal standings that year, with 8 total medals. Following that, GB held 2nd place with 7 medals and Mongolia held 3rd placement with 5 total medals. All of these 3 countries held 2 gold medals each.

65 countries across 5 different continents will be participating in the upcoming 2022 edition of the Judo Grand Slam. Over 400 judoka have registered to compete in the event. The organizers have once again listed various precautionary protocols regarding covid to hold the event without any issues.

When will be Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi held?

  • Date: Friday, October 21, 2022.
  • Time: 09:00 a.m. ET

The 2022 Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi will begin upcoming Friday, October 21, 2022. The final block will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET on the first day.

Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Schedule:

Day Date Time (ET)
1 October 21, 2022 09:00 a.m.
2 October 22, 2022 09:00 a.m.
3 October 24, 2022 09:00 a.m.


How to watch Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi?

As there is no official telecast distributor for the upcoming Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi, the event won’t be available to watch on TV.

How to Live Stream Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi?

The upcoming 2022 Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi will be live-streamed on IJF’s official digital distribution platform, IJF Live. Additionally, fans can access the event’s live streams for free on the official judo YouTube channel, Judo TV.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Jiu-Jitsu Arena, Zayed Sports City
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Like every year, the 2022 edition of the Judo Grand Slam will be held at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Zayed Sports City. It is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2022 Prize Money:

While the IJF World Tour features medal system to track achievements, these events also feature a hefty prize money for individual medal holders. The prize distribution for upcoming 2022 Judo Grand Slam Abu Dhabi is listed below –

Medal Total Judoka Coach
Gold € 5,000 € 4,000 € 1,000
Silver € 3,000 € 2,400 € 600
Bronze € 1,500 € 1,200 € 300


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