Polling state after ‘mental break’ eager for first tournament since Rio
After an eventful year, full of dilemmas and injuries will judoka Kim Polling next week Friday during the world cup in Budapest with some question marks back on the tatami.
“In training I throw still everyone”, says the 26-year-old Polling ahead. “But ideal is not, of course, if you are on the world cup again your first race.”
It was not very close to the triple European champion was on the global and sene released for Italy, the homeland of her friend Andrea Regis with whom she lives in Turin.
After the disappointing expired Play of Rio, where the Dutch number one in the world ranking already in the first round crashed, she made lists with pros and cons of both countries. Initially, there were the only two plusses, her coach and physiotherapist. Still fell the choice, ultimately, for the country of her birth.
“If I had the cash, then there was Italy become,” explains Polling. “In the Netherlands I pay 3000 euro per year for a room in Papendal, where I is the half of the year, living to train. My own contribution is here also a further 3000 euro.”
“In Italy I get even a bonus if I seventh on the world cup word. And I am after my career for sure of a job. I was then, I think, in a prison working with children with problems. But I also would like to gold at the Olympics and a world cup win and that chance is greater in the Netherlands.”
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And so chose Polling for the country of her birth, where she during a break of six months after the Games, graduated at the PABO. “I was mentally so tired that I needed more rest and I also need to later think”, she declares her break.
“During that period, I also wanted to restore a elleboogblessure, but eventually I had to be in February anyway surgery. It then became clear why I so long to have knee problems and had to I still have to find a meniscus to help. For the operation state, sixteen weeks to recover and I am now only fourteen.”
Still think Polling a chance at the world cup, though they also pitfalls. Her mother reported her once at a jc because they have ADHD so it could overcome. Polling used to her impulsiveness by practically every opponent that she met on her back to throw.
But in the meantime, know the entire world the Netherlands, and her patience to keep on the tatami not to be in a trap. “I think that’s already difficult, and now I have a years no tournament have witnessed, I am quite eager to attack.”