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Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi retires from the sport

Majlinda Kelmendi has retired from active sports, continuing to work with her coach Driton Kuka to further develop the sport of judo in the country.

The winner of Kosovo’s first gold medal at the Olympic Games said that for all her success, the greatest thanks goes to Kosovo.

The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani praised him with the order “Shote Galica”, which is given to persons who have committed acts of bravery or acts of courage, but also fought for gender equality. Coach Driton Kuka described the athlete as a symbol of freedom gained through many sacrifices.

In addition to the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Kelmendi was declared two-time world champion and four-time European champion. Throughout his career, Kelmendi also won the title four times with the famous Paris Grand Slam race. She was named the best judoka in the world in 2017.

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