Former World medalist in clash with federation
Judo nowadays becomes a really trendy sport or let's say athletes started to use media as their main weapon to get what they want or what they deserve. Sometimes we should be careful not to become as football "stars" or to get too much ungreatful. New story today comes from Montenegro, we don't calling out anybody, we are here just to tell you the story goes...
2011 finalist from the Paris World Championships, Srdjan Mrvaljevic decided to boycott the National Championships and show to his federation how exactly he feels about their recent moves.
Still 32-year old (33 in May) U81kg judoka after few dissapointment by his federation said: "I didn't want to participate at the Montenegro National Championships because of the people who run the federation didn't declared me for the best judoka of Montenegro in year of 2016, even I was convincingly the best ranked athlete of Montenegro and currently positioned 26th at the WRL. Also, last year I won at the Grand Slam Abu Dhabi first historical medal for Montenegro. Instead of me, it was declared judoka who is ranked 132 at the World Ranking List with 75points in total. It's obvious that there is big difference between me and now best athlete in Montenegro. To be even worse, their behaviour to world medalist and triple olympian, Because of my years, weakness and very low knowledge of judo fight, I've decided not to compete as such massive, strong and serious judo competition as National Championships. I'll try through much weaker tournaments such as IJF Tour too find my way to success and old like this to make result for Montenegro." - Srdjan Mrvaljevic ended sarcastly.
Montenegro federation, which is led by former U65 1989 World Champion Dragomir Becanovic made official statment through his Sport Director Rajko Mrvaljevic: "Srdjan Mrvaljevic was called at the national training camp but unfortunately without any respond from him. We are very sad not to see him fight at the National Championships. Afterall, he deserve a chance, to see what are his goals in this year and how he will do at the IJF Tour. Also, we will consult with our national coach Giorgi Petrov."
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