it is considered to be exceptionally skilled athlete, and her path was set: Like her three older sister Mujinga, Kaluanda and Muswama also Ditaji Kambundji spent a large part of her Childhood on the sports field. “My sisters have taken me to every Competition,” says the 17-year-old from Berne. “And soon it was clear to me that I wanted more than just watch.”
Perhaps the greatest Talent of all
were The careers of the four Kambundji-Meitschi different: Mujinga (27) emerged as the fastest Swiss. The 23-year-old Muswama has discovered how Ditaji at the UBS Kids Cup, the Fun in this Sport, indulges in addition to the athletics track to the Bobsleigh. Kaluanda (28), the Oldest, has hung in the competition sport on the nail, while the youngest Ditaji starts just by.
“Ditaji is perhaps the greatest Talent of all four sisters,” says Mujingas former coach Jacques Cordey. In contrast to Mujinga Ditaji is not a pure Sprinter. She also shines in the 100m hurdles and the heptathlon. The formerly fastest “Bärner modes,” presented at the U18 Swiss championship in 60-Meter hurdles, the fastest time ever run in this age group. At the European youth Olympic festival in Baku, you raced this July in 3rd place in the 100 metres hurdles.
love instead of pressure
However, if the Sport in the Kambundjis has a high priority: Inflated expectations, pressure, or even envy in this family, in vain. To feel, however, are of love and Cohesion. “My sisters and I are constantly in contact, when making important decisions I always ask them for advice,” says Ditaji calling all Didi. The proud daddy Safuka missed a Competition of his youngest daughter. And mother Ruth says, Ditaji of a Recent well – “almost an Overdose of love”.
Maybe that is the reason why Ditaji in their career so loose: “If I’m going to go a similar path to that of Mujinga? I don’t know.” Sure only one is for you: “no Matter how big, no matter how fast I run, I will always remain the smallest Kambundji.”
The UBS Kids Cup is the most successful Junior-project of the Swiss sport. Over 155’000 children and young people from 7 to 15 years have measured in the last year in the 60-m Sprint, long jump and ball throw. Also this summer, the young athletes again. Of local precipitates on the cantonal finals to go to the Swiss Final on the 31. August at the Letzigrund in Zurich.
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