Ramil Gasimov of Azerbaijan will be among the star names in Walsall ©Getty Images

Six Rio 2016 Paralympic medallists will be in action at the International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) European Judo Championships in Walsall.

Three days of competition will begin tomorrow at the University of Wolverhampton Sports Complex in the English town.

Ramil Gasimov of Azerbaijan will be one name to watch on the opening day with the Paralympic, world and European champion aiming for a third continental crown at under-73 kilograms.

However, he will face competition against two men he shared the Rio 2016 podium with - Ukraine's Paralympic silver medallist and world number one Dmytro Solovey and Rio 2016 bronze medallist Nikolai Kornhass of Germany.

Romania's Paralympic bronze medallist Alex Bologa has set his sights on a first European title in the men's under-81kg division, but double continental winner Oleksandr Kosinov of Ukraine will be another major contender.

Turkey's Mesme Tasbag is another Paralympic medallist due to compete ©Getty Images
Turkey's Mesme Tasbag is another Paralympic medallist due to compete ©Getty Images

Mesme Tasbag, another Rio 2016 bronze medallist, will be trying to defend her over-70kg European title.

Russian Svetlana Ganieva is likely to be the Turkish judoka's biggest challenger.

Oleksandr Nazarenko, Ukraine's Rio 2016 silver medallist in the under-90kg class, will be looking to upgrade to gold after also coming second at the European Championships.

Home British hopes rest with the likes of Chris Skelley at under-100kg, Jack Hodgson at over-100kg and Natalie Greenhough at under-70kg.

Day one tomorrow will see competition in the men's under-60kg, under-66kg, under-73kg and under-81kg divisions and the women's under-70kg and over-70kg categories.

On Saturday (August 5), the men will compete at under-90kg, under-100kg and over-100kg while the women will take to the tatami at under-48kg, under-52kg, under-57kg and under-33kg.

The Championships will end on Sunday (August 6) with team competition.