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Anna Carrascosa leaves the mat for the younger generation

27 Feb 2014 13:30

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Spanish fighter, Ana Carrascosa, which will have 34 years in May decided to retire after succesful career. In her trophy room she have two bronze medals from the World Championships, one European title, two silver and one bronze medal from the Europeans.

"I feel I gave 100% in this sport and now I am filled, quiet and safe. I'm satisfied and proud of the path, learned inside and outside the tatami" - Ana said at her farwell speech.


What about your future?

Ana said: "Judo and sport are part of my life..."

Her triumph was in 2008 when she won European Championships in Lisbon. Two time Olympican, in Beijing she finished 7th in the category U52kg, while in London she was out in first round against Muller (LUX) which was also her last international fight.
In 2009 at the World Championships in Rotterdam she won bronze medal as well as two years later, in Paris, when she also took her second World medal.

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