Ecaterina Guica started practicing judo at the age of five, when her father Catalin, a former three-time Romanian champion, opened his own club. Ecaterina’s passion for the sport is fuelled by her love of competing. She also loves the spectacular aspects of the sport, especially throwing, and the possibility of “pursuing a dream bigger than yourself.”
Like most high-level athletes, the Concor- dia University psychology major dreams of getting her hands on an Olympic or World Championship medal.
She recently won the gold at the Oceania Open and the bronze at the Buenos Aires PanAmerican Open. She now aims at climbing onto the podium at a Grand Prix and a Grand Slam.
On her quest to the top, Ecaterina looks up to Georgii Zantaraia, the Ukrainian judoka who won the 2009 Under 60 kg World Championship and has medalled in every World Championship since.
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