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Gili Cohen of Israel was among the many finest performing athletes wining silver on the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv this 12 months. She has received three IJF World Tour occasions and claimed 25 World Cup medals. Cohen is eleventh on the earth rating listing at U52kg and feedback on the scenario in Antalya to the IJF.
“Being right here in Turkey feels good, virtually like being again to regular. Now we have quite a lot of competitions and coaching camps and we will put together ourselves. For some time we had quite a lot of uncertainty and we did not know what would occur, particularly with the Olympic Video games, however that is behind us. It’s nice that we’re again to our every day routine and that now we have generic and particular objectives. We will compete and I really feel very privileged to have the chance to take action.
In fact, however it’s a anxious interval as a result of the Olympics are getting shut and everybody desires to realize as many factors as doable. In fact we first need to qualify for Tokyo however we additionally need to be seeded on the Video games and be in the perfect form in July. Actually, I feel that after this unsure time all of us went by way of, I can say that it is virtually again to regular. In fact travelling is extra strict with quite a lot of protocols to comply with, quite a lot of PCR checks earlier than competitions, earlier than travelling. We stay in bubbles and now we have to do it once more each time once we change nation. At this stage of judo we have to minimize the burden extra usually, as a result of proper now because the Olympic qualification is in full swing, competitions are one after one other, however it feels excellent to be again and to do judo at this stage. Our dream is alive once more and I’m so grateful for this.
The Antalya Grand Slam is essential. In fact each competitors is vital and presents a brand new likelihood to do issues higher and enhance our expertise, correcting particulars that did not go nicely throughout the earlier competitions and to repair them. To begin with my aim right here is to get the perfect consequence and to be on the rostrum. I come to all competitions with the thought of ending with a medal. Right here isn’t any exception. I’m right here after which I’ll go to the European Championships and a few extra competitions earlier than the Olympic Video games. I got here right here to get pleasure from judo and provides my finest.”
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