2011 starts with some great press for Mia Yim who is featured in the Baltimore Sun, ahead of her match against Melissa Coates at Maryland Championship wrestling today.
In the piece, Mia discusses her transition from playing volleyball to becoming a female wrestler.
“When I was learning how to take bumps [in wrestling], I felt like I was at a volleyball conditioning session,” she said. “It was a lot of running, jumping drills, all that stuff.”
In an industry that is predominantly male, it was not surprising that Bell was often the lone girl training at the school.
“I trained for a year and a half before I did my first show, and during that time a lot of girls came and went,” she said. “I was so used to [wrestling] guys that when I had my first match against a girl, it was very different. She was a small, delicate little girl. Most of them are all so gentle and I was like, ‘Oh, this [stinks].'”
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