Judoka admitted that she was pleased to raise the Ukrainian flag.
World champion in judo Daria he said that, despite offers from Azerbaijan, Georgia and the UAE, it’s important for her to compete under the Ukrainian flag.
“Before judo I was engaged in artistic gymnastics. My parents dreamed that I was a gymnast. They were opposed to judo, because judo, you know what it is and what it is not a very feminine sport.
When I took gymnastics, I was only 3 years and judo I went to six. It was obvious that I really like. I have a very strong character, it is ideal for judo”, – quotes the words of the sportswoman channel 5.
“I love my country, I am a patriot. Although, of course, we have financial problems. We don’t have a good Olympic bases, we have very bad conditions.
But I’m just happy when I stand on the pedestal and plays the national anthem of my country. For me is very important.
What countries were invited to compete under their flag? Azerbaijan, Georgia, The United Arab Emirates. Of course, it’s a lot of money, but for me it is not important. The main thing is gold, when raising my flag. It is more important than money,” said eng.
We will remind, in September the Ukrainian judoist won the world championship in Baku, becoming thus the youngest world champion in judo.
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