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坦桑尼亚拳击手誓夺伦敦奥运会金牌

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小编摘要:塞拉姆尼•柯敦达长大后仍住在坦桑尼亚商业首都达累斯萨拉姆的市郊。他说当自己还是个小男孩的时候曾看到过一位前世界重量级拳王的比赛,那让他从此对这项运动萌生了极大兴趣。

坦桑尼亚拳击手誓夺伦敦奥运会金牌 


Selemani Kidunda grew up and still lives on the outskirts of Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. He says when he was a young boy he saw a former world heavyweight champion fight and that got him interested in the sport.

"I got attracted to boxing by watching Mike Tyson, and whenever I tried people cheered me on, I found out that I could do, I worked hard on my training and now here I am," he said.

Kidunda is now training hard in hopes of becoming his country’s first Olympic medalist in boxing. Tanzania has won a total of two medals in Olympic competition , with both coming in athletics at the 1980 Games in Moscow.

Kidunda says fighting well in London will boost him to even greater heights in the future.

"My goal is to be a champion who is world renowned so if someone asks who is Selemani Kidunda who weighs this much, they’ll know he is a world champion from Tanzania," he said.

As Kidunda prepares for Olympic competition, he’s calling on the Tanzanian government to provide more financial support for the national boxing team.

"The government should work on equipping us with training tools," he said. "If you see the national teams of other countries, they are given government support, and this is what I am asking the government.

Meanwhile, Tanzanian boxing officials say they have high hopes for the London Olympics.

"My expectation is that we will do well because we have been out of the Olympics for many years … the last time we took part was in 1996 in Atlanta," he said.

Outside the ring, Selemani Kidunda is proud of his two children, who would love to see their father return home from London with an Olympic medal around his neck.

塞拉姆尼•柯敦达长大后仍住在坦桑尼亚商业首都达累斯萨拉姆的市郊。他说当自己还是个小男孩的时候曾看到过一位前世界重量级拳王的比赛,那让他从此对这项运动萌生了极大兴趣。
“我看了迈克•泰森的比赛而被深深吸引住,无论什么时候我只要努力,人们都会为我欢呼,我发现自己可以,我刻苦训练,现在我来到了这里。”他说道。
现在严格训练的柯敦达希望成为他的国家第一位奥运会拳击项目的奖牌获得者。坦桑尼亚在奥运会比赛的竞争中已经赢得两枚奖牌,都是在1980年莫斯科奥运会的田径运动中取得。而柯敦达表示伦敦的比赛中发挥出色将使使他在未来达到甚至更高的高度。
“我的目标是成为冠军而闻名世界,因此如果有人问谁是塞拉姆尼•柯敦达,谁最具含金量,他们就会知道这是来自坦桑尼亚的一位世界冠军。”他说。
随着柯敦达准备奥运会的比赛,他呼吁坦桑尼亚政府为国家拳击队提供更多的财政支持。
“政府应该努力为我们提供训练器材,”他说道。“如果你看到其他国家的国家队,他们获得了政府的支持,这就是我所向政府要求的。”
与此同时,坦桑尼亚拳击官员称他们对伦敦奥运会有很高的期待。
“我期望我们将会做得很好,因为我们已经远离奥运会很多年…我们最后一次参加的是1996年在亚特兰大的奥运会。”他说道。
在拳击之外,塞拉姆尼•柯敦达为他的两个孩子感到自豪,而他们也愿意看到他们的父亲从伦敦奥运会回来后脖子上挂着奖牌。

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2012-05-27 20:05 编辑:pliny
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