Manon Kury, the young wrestler, learned this Thursday, June 10 at the end of the day, her selection in the Junior 68 kg category at the European Women’s Wrestling Championships in Dortmund, Germany from June 28 to July 4.
An immeasurable joy for both Manon and Brigitte Bollecker, her mother or Aldo Martinez, her trainer at the “Les lions de Jussey” wrestling club.
Manon confides “I doubted a lot because because of the Covid, there were not many competitions and training. But what happiness, it is the culmination of a relentless will and years of training ”.
She goes up little by little
Aldo, his trainer
The wrestler is the pride of her mother “that she does the best she can, even if she does not bring back a medal. But if she brings one back, that will be good! »Aldo continues« Manon is not an athlete like the others: she is gradually rising. Slowly but surely. I don’t want to put pressure on him. Even without a medal, getting to the European Championships is great! “
To be wise
A week ago Manon went to Romania for the international selection tournament for the France team. Having no one in her category, she struggled for 6 minutes in two matches with the 72 kg category and lost them with 10 seconds remaining.
I would like to access the World Championships
Brigitte was a little disappointed because of the lack of 68 kg category, but it was an experience for her daughter to compete against very high level athletes. Manon has her head on her shoulders and begins to dream. “I would like to go to the World Championships and after every athlete’s dream the 2024 Olympics!” “
It’s a safe bet that his experience in Romania has made him gain strength and credibility. In any case, Manon is mentally and physically ready! Her record will certainly not stop there, she has the rage to win. While continuing his training at CREPS in Dijon and his studies in support of care and personal services.