Agalmame Hopes Confidence Leads To Glory

Approximately 600 karatekas across 72 countries are competing this weekend at the Karate-1 Premier League event this weekend in Rabat, Morocco.

The native crowd will be heavily behind their country’s representatives, including Sanae Agalmame, one of the most promising talents of the competition. In an exclusive interview with FIGHT SPORTS, Agalmame talked about what it means to represent Morocco at a Premier League event hosted by the country.

Agalmame, who competes in female kata, earned a bronze medal in the U-21 division at the World Junior, Cadet and U-21 Championships held in Spain back in October.

When asked by FIGHT SPORTS about competing in-front of her home country, Agalmame, she is “proud… and it is an honor for me to participate.” Even though she is honored, Agalmame claimed she has a responsibility to excel in front of those who have encouraged her.

Agalmame said she’s learned a lot from her last K1 Premiere league appearance, a top ten finish in her division, and is excited to face the competition put in front of her.

Whether she matches her performance from earlier this season or not, Agalmame preached the idea of “being confident in yourself” as a key factor in her success, and a driving force towards her ultimate goal of representing Morocco in the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo.

Agalmame claims that confidence and the help of he Moroccan Karate Federation, her Olympic dreams will come true.

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