Place of Birth: Podgorica, Montenegro
University: University of Montenegro (MNE)
Published: 1 December 2017
Briefly describe how and why did you get involved in Karate?
Why Karate? The noble skill that exercises is activating both the spirit and the body, learning communion and team spirit, and again through individual performances, it encourages self-confidence and self-control. Starting as a very young woman, I did not know at that time how much I got what I train, however today I am proud of my successes. Of course, my parents had an important role, Sister Tijana, as well as the trainers without the support and patience, I would not be the person I am today.
"It was a great atmosphere, organization
and unforgettable experience."
What do you study? How do you balance your study, trainings and competitions?
I have just completed basic studies at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica. A good organization leads me to maximum productivity in fulfilling my obligations because I have always tried to not disregard my education. I had the luck to have understanding from the teachers during study and support me because professionally dealing with the sport entails a small number of absences and without support from the other, it is hard to achieve anything. In advance, I plan my day, even for a week, I keep my schedule, it's hard, but when I look at the results I know it's worth it.
Tell us about your experience of the European Universities Championships 2017. Is this your first time at an EUSA event?
For years I have been playing on the European Universities level in Karate organized by EUSA, and I am the winner of many medals. In 2016, I was in Zagreb and Rijeka at the EUG, but not as a competitor, but with the head of the mission. In those fifteen days I met a large number of athletes, had the opportunity to exchange experience as athletes and as a team leader with many people from different countries. It was a great atmosphere, organization and unforgettable experience. In July this year, I competed in Coimbra, winning a silver medal. I think it was a great opportunity to get to know other martial arts (Judo and Taekwondo) and I would like to praise the idea and realization of the same thing that combar sports unite at one such event.
"Sports and Education do not go one without the other,
these are the two sides of your medal."
In 2018 the European Universities Games 2018 will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, do you hope to be there? Why do you think university sport events are important?
Of course I'm planning to be there. Although I will not compete, I will be the Chief of Mission on behalf of the Student Union of Montenegro and I am very pleased with that invitation. University competitions are, in my opinion, the best and unique opportunity for athletes to have the opportunity to show their talent, work and effort, as well as to encourage their colleagues, young people to engage in sports.
This is your chance! What is your message to European students like yourself?
Choose a sport that you like, train it and enjoy it. Be persistent and it will be worthwhile. Never give up because sport, as in life is made of winning and losing. Learn well to be good students because sports and education do not go one without the other, these are the two sides of your medal.
EUSA would like to congtratulate Bisa on her silver medal in the Kata Women Competition, as well as her role for the Student Union of Montenegro at European Universities Games 2018 in Coimbra... See you there!