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Miryam Roper is ambitious but wants much more

28 Jun 2014 18:30

   Stanislaw Michalowski
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Miryam Roper considers her self as the favourite for the World Championships. It's good to have women with an ambition and self esteem. We asked the opinion of one of the most experienced judoka in the field.

What are your expectations at the Grand Prix Budapest?

Nowadays I'm searching for every opportunity to control my opponent, to get my grip on. Score with a good technique. It's not about the result, it's about each day because I've had some injuries and I'm building up for the World Championships, so this each fight is a new opportunity. 


For the World Championships preparation, how do you comment your fight against Pavia in Montpellier, it was really quick?

It was a long day and I had some problems with concentration, all day tired. Well I suppose to control her, to slow her down, because she is very aggressive and attacking very fast. But I didn't go for the strategy I attacked right away and walked into the ippon, Roper said with a smile. In that fight, we saw a smile on your face after that devastating ippon.


She is your favourite for the World's or?

No, she is not, I'm a favourite.


But if your opponent does a nice technique, there is nothing to say, she did a great technique and laughed a little bit about it, because I was not going for my strategy and just could congratulate to her on her European title.


For sure you are expecting to see yourself in the final, but who do you expect on the other side?



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