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For the first time since birth: the Olympic champion will return to compete in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam Israel today


Claris Agbaneino (30), who is considered one of the best judokas in the world (up to 63 kg), will soon arrive in Israel: "I feel ready to return. It's been a year since I trained. In any case, I thought it would be more difficult to return to physical training"

The Olympic champion from Tokyo 2020, the Frenchman Clarisse Agbanino, who is considered one of the best judokas in the world, will step on the mat for the first time to compete in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam.

The 30-year-old Agbanyno, who competes in the weight category up to 63 kg, the best friend of Jordan Jarbi, has not competed in the round since the achievement in the last Olympics, when she took time off from the sport to give birth to her first child.

"It was a strange comeback for me," she said recently, "it's been a year since I trained and while I started to feel ready to come back, the team was preparing for the World Championship, with a new structure, new coaches. I got a lot of support from the girls and the coaches."

"I thought it would be more difficult to return to physical training, I heard from others that it was difficult, because recovery after giving birth can be difficult, so I was willing to take more time to return. I had no problems, I was healthy, my daughter was healthy, but I will always remember how difficult I had to work on my abs. That was definitely the hardest part. I had to be really careful, but I was shocked at how hard it was."

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Agbanino is one of 400 athletes from among Olympic medalists, world and European champions who have already registered for the competition in Tel Aviv from 55 countries, while ticket sales are still underway.

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Source: israelhayom

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