Majlinda Kelmendi in full action on the occasion of the last edition of the World Championships
Vizer said: "Following the IOC decision to recognize the Kosovo Olympic
Committee I consider that it was a human, mature and fair decision from
a sports and Olympic Movement point of view, as well as an act of fair
play towards the members of the sports community, with a major impact on
the future of sports in Kosovo and the Balkan region.
that in many cases the organization of major global sports events
depends very much on political decisions, in this case, solving the
status of Kosovo is a purely sports decision and must be considered and
treated as such. All members of humanity have the right to the universal
values. Sport definitely is one of the most important universal values
of the society.
decision will open new horizons and opportunities and will generate
enthusiasm and positive spirit among the youth of Kosovo for the benefit
of friendship, unity and peace among nations.
Majlinda Kelmendi won her first senior world title last year in Rio de Janeiro
flag bearer of this project, from the point of view of the athletes’
representatives in Kosovo, was judoka Majlinda Kelmendi. Through her
results – two times World Champion, participant in the London Olympic
Games (under the Albanian flag at the time), numerous titles obtained on
the occasion of the IJF World Masters, Grand Slam and Grand Prix
competitions, as well as her no. 1 position in the World Ranking List of
the -52 kg category -, she demonstrates that she is the most eloquent
example who marks, proves and represents the potential of Kosovo
would like to congratulate the Kosovo Olympic Committee and its
President, Mr. Besim Hasani, the Ministry of Sports of Kosovo and
Minister Memli Krasniqi, the Kosovo Judo Federation and its President,
Mr. Agron Kuka, as well as the entire sports community of Kosovo and all
the International Federations who had the courage and wisdom to support
this project from the very beginning, wishing them a lot of success in
the future and many achievements at all levels."
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