“Different tournament this time, I was very motivated and really hungry for that medal. I believed I could do it. It took a bit long in my opinion, but I finally did it”, a satisfied Shady reflected.
“It was a lot of bumps and bruises, because I just finished training camp. However, adrenaline took over and I went for it at 150 percent and the result came.”
Getting silver and gold in a row really gives the athlete a confidence boost for the Worlds. “Everybody on the podium I fought and beat today. Hopefully I can collect at the upcoming IJF Worlds in Tokyo this August.”