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KOSOVO: THE MULTINATIONAL BATTLE GROUP-WEST HOSTS THE GOLD MEDAL OLYMPIC JUDO


Peje / Pec- On 26 September, Majlinda Kelmendi Olympic champion, visited Multinational Battle Group West (MNBG-W), Italian-led multinational command. Majlinda was the winner of a gold medal at the last Olympic Games in Rio in judo. During the final, she won against the Italian Army athlete Odette Giuffrida in a spectacular match.

Kelmendi and her coach Driton Kuka were welcomed at MNBG-W, and conducted an informal visit in the Unit of KFOR. Kelmendi during the visit visited the sports facilities in Camp "Villaggio Italia" and she had the possibility to spend some time with the Italian soldiers.

"It was an honor to be here with you today. Thank you for the help you give to my country, Kosovo". These are the words that Majlinda Kelmendi expressed in favor of the Italian soldiers. Moreover, she addressed a message of greeting to the Italian judoka Odette Giuffrida, saying: "Hello Giuffrida! As you see I'm in an Italian base with the Italian soldiers. I am honored to have been invited and it is the first time for me that I'm in company of soldiers.



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