Fast hair, athletic look, tones of medals, large smile, carrying the white-blue-green whereas waving the white-blue-red. Positive, you should have guessed it correct, it is former Olympic Champion World medallist and European Champion, Urska Zolnir Jugovar is once more on web site.

Zolnir Jugovar took a break from judo for nearly six years. In that time, she graduated in promoting and advertising and acquired a job at certainly one of many largest companies, often known as, Group of Celjske mesnine, the place she assists within the current day as a result of the Head of Promoting and advertising. What else?

I acquired married and had my daughter Nola, who will blow out 4 candles on the end of January. Briefly, a very completely totally different, new life than all through my peak sporting career.

London Olympic Champion, Zolnir Jugovar, spent most of her teaching days at her judo membership, particularly, Judo klub “Z’ Dezele” Sankaku Celje. Following her retirement from aggressive judo, she continued supporting the membership as a coach, reaching extra success whereas broadening their medal tally. Presently, she continues to be linked in coronary coronary heart nonetheless not in presence.

Zolnir Jugovar speaking to the athletes on the Mittersill OTC. © Gabi Juan

Not too way back, the sport sector of the European Judo Union has been restructured and with that, former European Champion, Zolnir Jugovar joined the group as certainly one of many three elected Sport Directors. For people who’re unfamiliar with the place, she describes her place in a few particulars;

My job is to take care of the whole cadet part of the competitions and preparations. We have now now moreover refreshed the coaches’ payment with whom we now have started to work intently and to create a bridge between coaches, referees and the EJU. We want to create the best possible circumstances for rivals, coaches and referees alike.

With the model new group, we want to create a optimistic dialogue, cooperation between sectors, sharing our information and ideas, networking…. these are the elemental aspirations that we’re already pursuing. All that follows is barely a terrific and strong future.

EJU Extraordinary Congress Ljubljana. © Gabi Juan

In being 100% expert, to be assist to the coaches and athletes. I moreover want to make a terrific contribution to the EJU by being actively involved and having good ideas which may be carried out throughout the judo setting.

An distinctive former athlete and coach would habitually level out self-discipline, persistency, and laborious work. What else can she carry to the desk?

I am optimistic that the experience from my aggressive career and post-career, the experience from my instructing interval, and as well as the optimistic and hard-working energy.

Olympic Champion, Urska Zolnir Jugovar. © EJU

Catarina Rodrigues, Head of Sport Director EJU moreover expressed her appreciation of former world medallist;

Initially, Urska doesn’t need any introduction. She was a worthwhile athlete and coach; you possibly can’t get greater than this. We had been honoured when she accepted the invitation to affix our group. From the second we started working collectively, we now have been impressed collectively together with her information, dedication, and enthusiasm.

Given her background, it was a pure willpower to nominate her to steer the instructing payment. The truth is, she has massive respect from all members and the aim is to create an in depth collaboration between coaches, the sport sector and referee payment; we want to work as one.

Catarina Rodrigues and Urska Zolnir Jugovar © Gabi Juan

Lastly, as talked about, Zolnir Jugovar had a bit girl all through her break from judo. However, her current positing in EJU requires her to journey every now and then. How does she steadiness work and family?

When you should have a family, it is vitally essential perception and assist your affiliate’s low-cost wants. I’ve strong assist from my family. As soon as I’m at home I’m 100% focused on home, nonetheless after I’m abroad judo is a priority. And also you understand how it is, when the partner is glad, your complete family is glad.

Author: Szandra Szogedi

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