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Amandine Buchard: "An Olympic title would give meaning to the suffering I have experienced"


The French judokate is the big favorite for the title in less than 52kg alongside the Japanese Uta Abe. At 26, she will have taken the time to discover the Games, over a painful journey but which she considers formative.

Amandine, have you felt the excitement rise in recent weeks?

Amandine Buchard:

Yes, clearly.

I know my goal, I had been thinking about it for some time now, but I had made sure to find a good balance so that it did not invade all my thoughts for months.

I had found a little training which occupied my mind, and then there was my move which also took a long time.

All this allowed me not to think too much about the Games.

And then at the beginning of the month, there was the media day, we received our equipment, we took the official photo… And there, that's it, I told myself that it was happening faster than I thought.

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The European Championships that you won in April gave you an excellent dynamic…

Yes, that got me in the bath.

It did me a lot of good mentally.

It was my third consecutive title in competition after the Budapest Grand Slam and the Doha Masters.

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Source: lefigaro

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