When it comes to performing at the highest level in judo, self-control is vital. In this episode of Judo Values, four judokas speak about why this core value is so important for their success, not only in sport but also life.
"To be honest, I am still working on it!"
In 2019 France's Marie-Eve Gahie became World Champion in Tokyo following defeat in the final in Baku in 2018. She took gold at the Grand Prix in Tbilisi and Zagreb in 2018. Other successes include World U18 Champion in 2013 and European Games team gold in 2015.
Gahie says: "It’s a passion, a dream that I am living and I feel lucky to live this experience the way I do. Self-control is about being patient, which is not an easy thing. It’s about taking things upon ourselves and making an effort as to how we react to things.
She sums up by saying: "Self-control is something I had to really learn to master when competing because when I was younger. I used to be very impatient and, to be honest, I am still working on it!"