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Polish judo veteran Katarzyna Klys can bring in her experience to her last event
19 Apr 2017 17:45
At a press conference just after the draw the Polish outperformer in women’s judo Katarzyna Klys gave her view on her last tournament. After she knew Rio was her last tournament, there was a surprise in 2017. She will turn 31 at 23 April. Klys saw the draw and saw she is in one pool with Nemesis Barbara Matic who beat her three times, but first one of the two talents from either Belgium or Netherlands Willems or Ausma.
Katarzyna Klys (30) WRL 26
Katarzyna Klys - Pilocik won World Championships bronze in 2014 U70kg. She is mother and married to Arthur Klys. She won World Junior bronze in 2004 ten years later world senior bronze. In 2007 and 2012 she won European Silver and with the Polish team. She won various medals but her highlight with the team was the European title in Kazan.
Klys: “My priority was to get a medal in Rio, but that didn’t work out exactly. That was my primary decision that I took part in. But we learned that the European Championships took place in Warsaw, so we decided to say goodbye to my fans. If we win gold here I will be more than happy, but if not I will be more than happy to say goodbye.”
Are there any new talents who can get some international medals?
“I wouldn’t really like to name anyone, because they are all simply good. But still one name crosses my mind in particular. Anna Borowska, I supported her from the start and will do so in the tournament but all the girls are good and we hope for further successes.”
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