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Majlinda Kelmendi: "I am not Simone Biles, but in my country I am even more"

The Rio 2016 judo Olympic gold medallist shares exclusively how difficult it was being Kosovo's only Olympic champion before Tokyo 2020: "I had always been the only one and it was just terrible. Nothing felt good as... I had to take gold. I was thinking of the whole country." The now-retired athlete wants to inspire new judokas and grow the sport globally.

Majlinda Kelmendi: "I am not Simone Biles, but in my country I am even more"

The Rio 2016 judo Olympic gold medallist shares exclusively how difficult it was being Kosovo's only Olympic champion before Tokyo 2020: "I had always been the only one and it was just terrible. Nothing felt good as... I had to take gold. I was thinking of the whole country." The now-retired athlete wants to inspire new judokas and grow the sport globally.

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