Lightweight Divisions Added to 2009 Junior World Championships

June 01, 2009, 1:17 p.m. (ET)

USA Judo has recently been advised that the women's 44kg and men's 55kg divisions will be contested for the first time at the 2009 Junior World Championships, Oct. 22-25 in Athens, Greece.

These divisions will be contested as part of the 2009 Junior World Trials, July 25 during the USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships.  For more information on the 2009 Junior Olympics, visit  

Complete selection criteria for the 2009 Junior World Championships can be found at