From 22 to 31 July, the 'World Police and Fire Games' took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is an international multi-sport event in which the athletes work within the police, fire brigade, customs and the prison system. About 10,000 participants from 70 countries signed up to compete against each other in no less than 62 sports, including judo. The judo competition took place on 25 and 26 July in the Rotterdam Ahoy venue. It was the first time the event was organized in Europe. The Belgian judokas were manifestly present on the medal podium (3G, 1S, 2B). Below is an overview of the Belgian participants.
Andy Hermans (-73kg, +40 years/JS Lummen/PZ Hageland) – GOLD
Dimitri Vandevenne (+100kg, +30 years/JS Lummen/PZ Leuven) – BRONZE
Antonino Petricone (-100kg, +30 years/Judo Beveren/HVZ Waasland) – BRONZE
Mattias Moyersoon (-100kg, +30 years/JS Moorsel/PZ Aalst) – 5th place
Maxime Bouvy (-81kg, +18 years/JC Thorembais/PZ Wavre) – GOLD
Jonathan Wahlen (-100kg, +18 years/JC Jodoigne/PZ Wavre) – GOLD
Steve Mocos -66kg, +30 years/Royal Crossing Club Schaerbeek/Brandweer Brussel) – SILVER
Jordy Celis and Bert Hoedemakers participated as referees.