Jaipur in India will host the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships, it has been announced.
The decision to award the biennial Championships to India for the first time ever was confirmed at the Commonwealth Judo Association’s Congress in Port Elizabeth.
The South African city is currently playing host to this year’s edition where competition is being held for grand masters, pre-cadets, the visually impaired, cadets, juniors and seniors.
"It is a great privilege that the Judo Federation of India (JFI) has been allotted to organise and conduct the Commonwealth Judo Championships," said Man Mohan Jaiswal, general secretary of the JFI.
The JFI is also organising this year’s Asian Cadet Judo Championships and Asian Juniors Judo Championships, which are scheduled to take place at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kerala from September 6 to 12.
It is the official event of the Judo Union of Asia (JUA) and also a world ranking event for cadet and junior judokas.
A JUA refereeing seminar and examination will also be organised in conjunction with the Championships.
The dates for the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships have yet to be finalised.
Edinburgh played host to the inaugural Championships in 1986.
Held every two years since, they formed part of the Commonwealth Games in 1990, 2002 and 2014 - hosted by Auckland, Manchester and Glasgow respectively.