On October 23, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev got acquainted with the conditions created after reconstruction at the Mehdi Huseynzada Sumgayit City Stadium.
Idman.biz reports that the head of state was also informed about the Sumgayit judo training center built in the auxiliary building of the stadium.
One of the first divisions of the judo sport, which began to be developed in Azerbaijan in 1972 and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, began to operate in the same year in Sumgayit. The main center of the Sumgait city judo division has been operating in the building of the Sumgayit City Stadium named after Mehdi Huseynzade for many years. It is noteworthy that a judo training center that meets the most modern standards was also built in the reconstructed stadium.
The judo center has been operating since October 23, and the first trainings for Sumgayit judokas have been held.
The total area of the judo center, established with the support of Azerbaijan Judo Federation (AJF), is 1900 m². There are three dojos (judo training halls) in the center and their area is 540 m², 210 m² and 100 m² respectively. Judo training halls are equipped with tatami mats that meet the standards of the International Judo Federation.
The physical training hall with a total area of 100 m² is equipped with the necessary equipment for physical training in judo. The training center has a waiting, changing rooms for each hall, doctor's, massage room, sauna. Also, meeting and office rooms are provided for the activities of coaches and other administrative staff.
Ilham Mammadov, head coach of the Sumgayit judo training center, said that there is great interest in judo among children, teenagers and young people in Sumgayit: "First of all, on behalf of the Sumgayit judo community, we express our deep gratitude to our Honorable President for the high conditions created. In addition to having high physical fitness, judo also contributes significantly to their intellectual and moral development. As coaches, we will do our best to train talented judokas and, most importantly, decent citizens who can represent our region at the national and international level."
It should be noted that the training center has facilities for constant training of up to 1500 teenagers and young adults, and they will benefit from the experience of more than 10 professional judo coaches working in the institution.