Connect with us

GNOC

DUNN: ‘I SHOULD’VE WENT NUTS’

[sixcol_five_last]

Maria Dunn was as prepared as she could be for the London Games. (courtesy photo)

By Patrick Lujan

Over 2000 athletes have participated in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Every single one put in countless hours to perfect their game, only to come up short.

Guam wrestler Maria Dunn spent more than one year solely focusing on the Olympics. All went well, the training and weight-cutting – until her match against eventual bronze medalist Lubov Volosova from Russia in the 63kg class.

“I wouldn’t change the process at all,” Dunn said after having days to reflect on her Aug. 8 match. “The preparation, I wouldn’t have changed anything at all.”

What she would have changed was her approach and strategy in her match against Volosova.

“I was disappointed in my performance,” the 10-time Oceania gold medalist said. “I would’ve strategized differently. Instead of being a smart wrestler, I should’ve went nuts.”

Dunn was taken down twice and was down 5-0 before the match was called by Fall at the 1:09 mark by the Italian referee.

“I felt good and my mind was right (going into the match). She didn’t feel much stronger. I had one shoulder on the mat and because there was no action in the bottom, they ended the match.”

Dunn looks back at her match against the Russian bronze medalist and feels she ‘should’ve gone nuts.’ (courtesy photo)

What’s next?

Dunn will now go back to the town of Wigan where she’s been training since last year to pick up some things before heading back home next month.

She said she looks forward to spending time with her mother Lou and going to the beach. Then she’ll focus on her master’s degree in Art.

“I’m going to retire from high level competition. I’m always going to be involved in wrestling, but that’s after a break. It’s been a long year.”

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=14509″ type=”button”][fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=14509″ style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

 

[/sixcol_five_last][ubm_premium_banner_rotation banners=38, 39, 44 interval=9 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

 

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

September

October 2020

November
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for October

1st

No Events
Events for October

2nd

No Events
Events for October

3rd

No Events
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Events for October

4th

No Events
Events for October

5th

No Events
Events for October

6th

No Events
Events for October

7th

No Events
Events for October

8th

No Events
Events for October

9th

No Events
Events for October

10th

No Events
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Events for October

11th

No Events
Events for October

12th

No Events
Events for October

13th

No Events
Events for October

14th

No Events
Events for October

15th

No Events
Events for October

16th

No Events
Events for October

17th

No Events
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Events for October

18th

No Events
Events for October

19th

No Events
Events for October

20th

No Events
Events for October

21st

No Events
Events for October

22nd

No Events
Events for October

23rd

No Events
Events for October

24th

No Events
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Events for October

25th

No Events
Events for October

26th

No Events
Events for October

27th

No Events
Events for October

28th

No Events
Events for October

29th

No Events
Events for October

30th

No Events
Events for October

31st

No Events
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

NFL Fan Edition: Sherwin Paet

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Jamal Agnew changes positions this year with the Detroit Lions from cornernack to receiver.
The 2019 All-Pro return man will retain his special teams duties for the Lions.
Agnew is half CHamoru with his mother hailing from Saipan. #bibamarianas 📷 (AP/Carlos Osorio)

More in GNOC