Do they have a talisman ? A morning ritual the day of the competition ? What music do they listen to during the warm-up ?... The champions of the adidas team on their way to the World Championships in Madrid (November 6-11) reveal their little tricks.
By Ludovic Mauchien
Sara Cardin : I am not very superstitious.
Valeria Kumizaki : No, I haven’t any talisman. I bring with me a religious things and I pray to me be calm.
Amir Mehdizadeh : Never ! I don’t believe in something like this.
Un rituel le matin ?
Sara Cardin : I have my habits as to warm me in a silent and cold corridor and how to always tighten my tail before entering the tatami
Valeria Kumizaki : No. But I don’t like to talk so much and I try be focused until competition.
Amir Mehdizadeh : No, I do everything like it is another day because nothing change. I just have to do all things well like training session
Valeria Kumizaki : Sometimes yes, sometimes not. I try put happy music with good vibe.
Amir Mehdizadeh : Actually no. I listen to music just once a while, for instance when I am driving. I listen music from Enrique Iglesias.
La nuit avant le tournoi : cauchemar ou rêve ?
Valeria Kumizaki : Sometimes I sleep well, sometimes I am awake all time. I think it’s because of jet lag
Amir Mehdizadeh :The night before the fight, I always review my tactics and technique and I just focus on myself not anybody else.
Tsuki ou Geri ?
Jonathan Horne : Tsuki.
Sara Cardin : Tzuki and Geri ! I like all the Karate techniques
Valeria Kumizaki : Geri.
Amir Mehdizadeh : Both.
Johanna Kneer : Geri.
Jordan Thomas : Geri.