A Swiss judo trainer and expert, Francios Wahl, is currently in the country on a five-day visit to train Liberian judo athletes.
Wahl who a fifth dan in judo arrived in the country based on the invitation of the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. who visited Switzerland few months ago, and made the arrangement with the president of the Swiss National Judo Federation, Christian Vuissa.
At the first day of training on Tuesday at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex, François Wahl said he is in Liberia on the request of the Vice president to distribute medical consignments and train local judo athletes.
According to him, the training is being conducted free of charge, just to share his personal experience with the local youngsters.
He applauded those who have taken interest in the sport as a career, urging them to be focused and determined.
The President of the Liberia Judo Federation, Patrick K. Konuwa, commended the Swiss Federation for allowing an expert to come to Liberia and provide quality training opportunity for local judo athletes.
He said the training is a clear indication that the future is promising for judo in Liberia, and with the commitment and partnership with the Swiss Judo Federation, a new era has dawned.
The Secretary General of the local judo federation, Cooper C. Jones, commended VP Boakai for his farsightedness in promoting the sports in Liberia, and for inviting a professional international judo trainer to come to Liberia to pass on the knowledge to Liberians.