Our Friend and Dollamur Athlete Marti Malloy was featured in the Whidbey News Times this past weekend. Check out the article below!
Oak Harbor High School graduate Marti Malloy, who won a bronze medal in judo in the 2012 London Olympics, discussed her career during a phone interview last month in between folding clothes at a San Jose laundromat.
Malloy said her life has become a cycle of training, flying and competing, all squeezed around graduate school.
Winning an Olympic medal brought the expected positive impact, Malloy said, but it also stirred up some negative feedback.
“I am a lot more confident after the Olympics,” Malloy said. “I sacrifice so much time training, it is great to see all that lead up to winning.”
However, it is “amazing what people will say to you,” she said.
“I get messages that are critical; I’ve seen a side of people I didn’t want to see.”
Malloy’s athletic goals are to win a world championship and an Olympic gold medal.
After finishing second in the World Cup last year, Malloy felt this would be her year to finish at the top of the podium ---- then she saw the draw.