Olympic and world champion boxer Busenaz Sürmeneli has launched into a rigorous coaching camp in Ordu as a part of her preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Along with her coach, Şennur Demir, at her facet, Busenaz has been honing her expertise within the boxing coaching facility on the Yeni Ordu Stadium since Sept. 14.
In an unique interview with Anadolu Company (AA), Busenaz Sürmeneli expressed her heartfelt want for Türkiye to proceed its custom of excellence in boxing and different sports activities on the Olympics.
She understands that being a trailblazer means paving the best way for future generations and is aiming for headlines that learn, “Two-time Olympic Champion” and even “Three-time Olympic Champion” sooner or later.
Türkiye’s Busenaz Sürmeneli (L) and Anna Lysenko in motion through the undercard, welterweight, girls, quarterfinals match, Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2023. (Getty Photographs Photograph)
For Sürmeneli, the journey is about striving relentlessly and bearing the burden of duty on her shoulders.
She underlined that this isn’t about stress however about embracing duty.
“This is not a burden for me. In actual fact, it serves as a driving pressure as I set my sights on my targets,” she mentioned.
Sürmeneli plans to proceed her coaching camp in Ordu till the top of September, together with her sole focus being the Olympics.
As she put it, there aren’t any main competitions earlier than the Olympics that will warrant lower than 100% efficiency from her and her staff.
The Olympics, she emphasised, are the head of sporting occasions, the place every bout can probably reshape lives.
Reflecting on her journey, Sürmeneli beamed with delight on the considered being a job mannequin for aspiring athletes, particularly younger women.
“Earlier than us, there have been no feminine athletes who had the possibility to go to the Olympics. Our older sisters could not inform us what the Olympics had been like as a result of they by no means received to go. Perhaps that was their solely dream. However we have made it, and now there is a function mannequin for the little ones. Why should not they symbolize our nation on the Olympics too? When younger women take a look at me, there is a sparkle of their eyes that is indescribable. It is one thing you must expertise, not clarify. That is why I am so blissful about it. Hopefully, they will win Olympic medals too and proudly play our nationwide anthem,” she mentioned.
She additionally acknowledged the super progress in sports activities amenities and assist in Ordu, commending the devoted efforts of Mustafa Genç, the director of youth and sports activities for the area.
Coach Şennur Demir, then again, recommended Sürmeneli’s confirmed prowess, given her spectacular efficiency on the 2021 Olympics.
Demir, nevertheless, acknowledged the unpredictable nature of the game and the inherent dangers.
But, with dedication and a little bit of luck, they hope to deliver dwelling one other Olympic medal and proudly play the nationwide anthem on the world stage.