How YAKA won gold!
October 15, 2021 by Sean Colfer in Profile with 0 comments
The hardest thing in any sport is the final step from being good to being great. YAKA, a women’s team from Noisy-le-Sec, a suburb of Paris, has been good for many years and has been in the mix at the end of European championships for over a decade. They first made quarterfinals in 2009, and made quarterfinals again 2010, 2013 and 2016.
YAKA has been around since 2005 and in recent years have become a European power, reaching European semifinals in 2017 and 2019.1 The final step, a place in the final, had to this point eluded them. How did they make the last jump not only to the finals but to a gold medal finish?
The team skipped EUCF in 2018 after focusing on WUCC in Cincinnati. ↩
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