USA Judo

Joshua Paltielov

 

JOSHUA PALTIELOV

WEIGHT CLASS:  +100KG

CLUB:  NO CLUB AFFILIATION

HOMETOWN:  REGO PARK, NY

AGE:  19

 

WHAT EMOTIONS DO YOU THINK YOU WILL FEEL DURING YOUR FIRST MATCH?
I will feel excited competing in Croatia at my first junior worlds. I love judo! I love to compete with a big crowd of people, watching and cheering for each other, countries cheering on their athletes.

BESIDES COMPETING, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST ABOUT BEING IN ZAGREB, CROATIA?
I love Europe and making memories visiting the different countries. It is a privilege visiting Croatia and having the opportunity to experience their culture.

WHO IS THE FIRST PERSON YOU CALL WHEN YOU WIN A MEDAL?
I call my dad first. To me family and loyalty is very important. My dad has put all his energy into me and this sport, from coming to all my local competitions when I was younger to traveling all over United States and leaving his job behind to watch me. My dad has always loved watching me compete. He would always tell me " son every time you go out there fighting, I feel as if I am on the mat fighting along side with you."

 

 

 

MATCHES

Preliminaries - PALTIELOV (USA) vs MALEKZADEH (IRI)