"This was my goal for this year. I wanted to prove that I am number one in the world."
Idman.biz reports that this was said by Azerbaijani karate player Irina Zaretska.
In Budapest, the capital of Hungary, the leader of the Azerbaijani team, who won the World Championship for the 3rd time, shared her joy of victory. Zaretska, who defeated all her opponents in the weight category of 68 kg, said that she achieved her wish for this year: "Winning a gold medal at the 3rd World Championship in a row shows that I am number 1 in the last 6 years. Unfortunately, there will be no karate at the 2028 Summer Olympics. Nevertheless, there are European and World Games. I will have the opportunity to show the beauty of karate in these prestigious competitions."
It should be noted that Irina Zaretska defeated Swiss Elena Quirici in the final. She was happy with the 5:4 victory in the intense match. The member of the team has been awarded the title of the strongest in the world in 2018 in Madrid and in 2021 in Dubai.