Kasra Mehdipournejad, international taekwondo champion, explains specific points about world competitions in this area. He has won many medals in recent years and won many honors in this field, such as winning five medals in 2018 and two medals in 2019 in international competitions. He has a special reputation and position in international and global competitions, and many taekwondo coaches and practitioners consider him a tough competitor in the field of taekwondo.
We recently had an interview with this famous athlete to ask him about his sporting success.
In your opinion, what distinguishes an athlete from others?
He replied, “Athletes dedicate their whole lives to training and competing to make people happy with the honors they get.” He added: “People are the main and vital factor for athletes to achieve honours, because if people were not interested, athletes might never have been motivated to participate in international competitions.”
What is the attitude of people towards the sport of Taekwondo?
In response to this question, he said, “During my years of being active in taekwondo, I have come to the conclusion that maybe people aren’t very interested in martial arts and don’t pursue them, but in important competitions such as the Olympics and world championships. , we see that people follow the honors and medals of the players of their country. But in other competitions, people are not very interested in following Taekwondo.
According to you, what are the characteristics of martial arts?
In my opinion, the greatest feature of sport, especially taekwondo, is that it strengthens the human body and soul, and humans can control themselves in difficulties. If athletes feel uncomfortable, they may feel happy after training. In my opinion, one of the important characteristics of martial arts is the strengthening of the human soul and body.
He added that when I was at the World Championships in Poland, I was very anxious and overwhelmed with stress, but by constantly training in this tournament, I was able to get rid of bad feelings and pursue my goal, because training gives athletes the desire to win. Gives and creates valuable motivation for them.
What have you learned from the sport of Taekwondo that you have used in your life?
When I wake up and start my day, I schedule it for the early morning. This behavior was taken from my regular exercises over the past few years. If you look at the lives of successful athletes who have won various medals in international competitions, including the Olympics and World Cups, you will find that they have discipline in their daily lives, in their training and in their sleep.
The above conversation is part of an interview with Kasra Mehdipournejad, the Iranian champion of several taekwondo competitions with many medals in international competitions, the full video of this interview can be found by searching the internet.
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