#TuksJudo: Commonwealth gold medallist Piontek puts international career on hold

Posted on January 10, 2017

Olympic judoka, Zack Piontek, has decided to take a break from competing internationally due to family and work commitments.
 
“It certainly was not an easy decision to make but sometimes one has to make realistic choices. I am married and we are looking towards starting a family. I have also started working and it is important to me to be successful in my career. 
 
Therefore, I have decided to take a sabbatical. I will still be training and I plan to get more involved in coaching young judokas. Who knows I might compete in one or two local events just to have fun. I will make a final decision regarding the future of my judo career at the end of this year.”
 
- Author Wilhelm de Swardt
Published by Mmane Boikanyo

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