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Sabrina Filzmoser replace Kayla Harrison in IJF Athletes commission
31 May 2018 10:10
Austrian legend Sabrina Filzmoser is going to fill up the position left by Kayla Harrison (USA) in the IJF Athletes commission. The 37-year-old recently got a seat at the athletes' commission, where also other illustrous athletes have taken positions to represent the voice of the international judoka around the world.
Ten time World Champion Teddy Riner (FRA / Chairman), Olympic Champion Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS), former World Champion Ivan Nifontov (RUS), Angola’s best judoka ever Antonia Moreira, 2009 World Champion and judo idol Georgii Zantaraia (UKR), triple World Champion Masashi Ebinuma (JPN), former multiple Oceania champion Natalie Galea (AUS) and former World Champion Tiago Camilo (BRA).
As part of her "Judo for Peace" project in the Himalayas, Filzmoser had already made contact with the IJF. Recently, the two-time Olympic champion Kayla Harrison retired from the athletes commission - presumably because the US is tinkering with an MMA career - a place was vacant. The choice for it apparently fell to the two-time European champion from Austria.
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