What It Takes
Everyone always tells you how great it is to go to the Olympics but no one ever tells you what it takes to get there.
Its easy to win a game on home ground, your fans, your family, familiar food, roads and people but going to someone els home turf and doing well is a different story.
Hard work, dedication and discipline that is my key to success.
Picture this, travel on an 18hour flight from USA to Cameroon after being in a different country for 3month to win a Gold medal at an African open is great but then getting on a plane 24hours later to Turkey to arrive at 12am, run in circles on the hotel balcony at 3am because weigh in for the next competition is at 9am. These are the tings no one ever sees or askes about.
Stress plays a big role in an athletes life the stress of booking flight tickets, getting to your accommodation, not knowing the language and then performing at optimal performance without any injuries. Then lastley having the funds to do so.
If an athlete does not need to stress about the funds it makes all the rest just that much easier to cope with.
I would appreciate the support on my journey to the Olympics. My current stance is 42nd on the world Olympic qualifying list I need to be 18th. After 1 tournament and winning 1 fight I moved up about 14places on the world ranking list. Thats why competing Internationally is so important for qualifying not just for points but for gaining the experience and doing the training camps this is what makes a good Judoka Great
Thank you for your support!