Azra Dedic from Bihac, the first employed person with Down syndrome in BiH who is also actively engaged in judo for 10 years, won the silver medal in the A category of the competition in the G-judo in Italy.
Brave Azra, a true lover of judo, won against the representative of Russia with two wins and one defeat, and thus won the silver medal and showed that a great judo career is waiting for her.
A total of 181 competitors from 18 countries participated in this international tournament, and according to Azra’s mother Remzija, Azra attracted a lot of attention because whole teams came to a tournament, and Azra was alone from BiH with her coach Fikret Becic, but she got plenty of support.
“Italians, if their team is not fighting, are cheering for Azra, Slovenes too. Teams from Brazil, Andorra, the UK, Romania and others did the same. It was an amazing feeling,” said proud mother.
“She won gold last time in Pordenone, and now she won a silver medal. However, this is the strongest tournament in the region that took place in the Italian city of Ravenna,” noted Azra’s mother Remzija Dedic.