We had a member of the Russian national women’s judo team working out with my judo club this week. She was about my size – so I was a good person for her to throw a few (dozen) times.
I think it’s great that the women in the gym (and the men too) got to see that you don’t have to be a 2nd class judo player just because you’re a woman. She was tough, skillful, and very strong.
Also: Ow. I’m going to bed now.