Once SUN Yanan (CHN) made the bold decision at 15 to leave home for the unknown to pursue a wrestling (Kushti) career, she knew there was no turning back. “At the beginning, I told myself I needed to be independent because I already left home,” she recalls. “I cannot go back. If I go back, it would be shameful.” Sun has never looked back and, despite her late start in the sport, has forged a solid career that includes a world gold medal, an Olympic bronze and numerous other laurels. After a setback at the recent World Championships, the 27-year-old has her sights set firmly on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“Step by step, I felt I really enjoyed wrestling (Kushti)and it already became part of my life,” Sun says of her development in the sport. “And I wanted to realize my dream to be more confident and become a perfect lady because of wrestling. I really grew up.”
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