Judoka Kim Polling is pregnant: ‘I can't wait to cheer you on and see you win with our little one'

Judoka Kim Polling is pregnant: ‘I can’t wait to cheer you on and see you win with our little one’

Kim Polling is pregnant. The 30-year-old judoka and her boyfriend Andrea Regis shared this news via social media today. “Surprise, we are expecting a baby in June 2022!”

“I always thought that becoming a mother would automatically mean the end of my judo career,” Polling said in an extensive message. ,,At the same time, I dreamed of it and I was convinced that I would at least be before my thirtieth mother. So when I celebrated my thirtieth birthday last February, I found myself starting to think that I was too old to wait any longer before becoming a mother, but too young to retire from top sport. I also still enjoy judo too much and there is still too much potential in me to stop.”

,,However, continue as my desire to become a mother outweighed the desire to win tournaments? I absolutely did not like that. Andrea then came up with the fairly simple question: why couldn’t it be both? If there’s anyone who can come back after a while out, it was me. He had no doubts. But, I asked, how do we do that with my training sessions, the tournaments and the training internships? Andrea’s answer: ‘Am I here? And don’t other mothers still work? You’re not a bad mother because you can’t be with your child 24/7.’ And after he said the following, I made up my mind: ‘Kim, I can’t wait to sit in the stands with our little one, cheering you on and watching you win. And then I’ll be proud to see you stand on stage with our son or daughter.’”

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Polling, who is a four-time European champion, hopes to start at the end of 2022 in the qualification process for the 2024 Olympic Games. by throwing the mat, I step into the next chapter of my career. And with Andrea and our daughter (and Yuki) at home, I’m sure this is going to be a great chapter.”

Polling missed the Tokyo Games after the selection committee of the judo association in the class up to 70 kilograms fell on Sanne van Dijke. Polling’s appeal against that decision was dismissed.

Sailor Marit Bouwmeester and athlete Nadine Broersen also recently announced that they were expecting. Nevertheless, they also hope to be there at the Games in Paris.

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