Majlinda Kelmendi: “Rise of female coaches is very inspiring”

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The first-ever Olympic champion from Kosovo reflects on her new life as a coach: “Sometimes I find it harder than to be an athlete,” the 31-year-old told

Read here this interesting article published at about the Maljinda’s new role as a judo coach:

Even after her retirement in 2021, Majlinda Kelmendi continues to be an iconic figure for judo and particularly for Kosovo.

“My popularity is still the same, maybe people remember me and respect me so much because I was the first one to have won every title for the country in the sport,” the Rio 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world gold medallist told in an exclusive video interview from her home.

“There were so many (memorable) moments during my career and that’s probably why people will never forget me.”

Standing in front of her apartment in Peja…continue reading HERE.

Pictures: IJF/JudoInside

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