Judoka Shmeleva on her victory at the Chechen championship: “There were two sleepless nights. I thought I might get in the way, but here I am on the top step of the podium.

Judoka Antonina Shmeleva told that at the Russian Championship she fulfilled all the tasks set for herself and the change of time zone did not prevent her from winning the gold medal.

The Russian FONBET judo championship began on Wednesday in Kemerovo. Shmeleva won in the weight category up to 78 kg. In the final she defeated Anastasia Nuzhenkova.

— I had four fights, there were worthy opponents, all the girls are part of the Russian national team. The final meeting was difficult for me. But I managed it, I completed all the tasks assigned to me.

— How do you feel after changing time zones?

— To be honest, it was difficult to readjust because there were two sleepless nights. I thought I might get in the way, but today I’m on the top step of the podium.

– What are your future plans?

— If the Russian team goes to Abu Dhabi for the Grand Slam stage, then maybe I will be there. I also plan to go to the Russian Judo Cup in Nizhny Novgorod,” Shmeleva told .

The FONBET Russian Judo Championship will end on October 1. Live broadcasts of the tournament can be viewed on Match Group television channels, as well as on the matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru websites.

Source : MatchTV

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