MOSCOW 20140

María Contreras, the first woman of Spanish Para-Taekwondo

After the arrival of the Spanish National Team, we had the opportunity to talk to the only female member of the team. ESPAÑOL



We know this is not your first time at a world championship, could you tell us a little about your experience?

Yes, this is my second participation; the first was last year in Switzerland where I got the bronze.  I hope here in Moscow to improve my performance and take home a medal.


You are the first and only female representative for Spain; does it represent pressure for you?

No, not at all.  I feel that everyone should do what they like and give their best effort to obtain what they want.  Never give up and, and give their best every day.


How long have you been practicing this sport?

Six years ago.  I started training while in I was studying at the University, and from there on I have not stopped practicing.


Your presence here will surely generate inspiration in many other girls, what message you want to give them?

I would like to tell them to continue training and search to the continued improvement every single day.  This is a beautiful sport and provides many possibilities to constantly improve.


Would you like to thank someone?

Yes, I want to thank my parents who always supported me, my coach and my club.


Thank you very much for your time and wish you every success in this event.

Thank you very much.


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