"Talks about the tough time in the ”Masters' masters”"
"Hockeystjärnan Kim Martin talks about the tough time in tonight's ”Masters' masters”. "
"She petades in both AIK and Hammarby – for she was a girl. "
"They said I took a guy's place," she says."
"During tonight's episode of the ”Masters' masters” in sweden, says former goalkeeper and landslagsspelaren Kim Martin, 33, how it was to get around in the world of hockey as a girl. "
"Already at the age of nine raised her interest for the sport. "
"– When my brother already was the goalkeeper didn't want mom and dad that I would start to play hockey first, because it is a pretty tough and expensive sport. The thought that I would stick to skating instead, " says Kim Martin to Nöjesbladet."
"But Kim Martin was stubborn. At the age of nine slipped her down to the guy's training and asked if she got to be in Hammarbylaget at Zinkensdamm. "
" I thought it was funny and the guys thought that I was good at it. "
"did not play for sporting director"
"When she was thirteen, she switched to playing with the guys in the AIK. But where was the career short-lived. "
" I was the first goalkeeper and both the coaches and the players thought I was good. But sporting director said that I didn't get to play. "
"What did he say was the reason? "
"– He said it was because I was a girl. "
"After the rush from the AIK walked Kim back to Hammarby, where she is now nor was welcome. "
"– Then said Leif Boork that I didn't get to play. They said I took a guy's place. "
"– It felt boring. I had always played with the guys. But I did not understand much at that time, at that age you do not think so much of gender discrimination. "
"Boork: ”She was not able to compete”"
"When Kim later started out in the Indoor she was Leif Boork, 69, förbundschef, who earlier kicked her because of her gender. But Kim does not seem to be resentful. "
"– It felt okay. It was more fun that he changed his approach on the damhockey. You can apparently teach an old dog to sit. "
"When Nöjesbladet contact Leif Boork, he says that he still stands for the choice he made to not let Kim play. "
"– Kim was a very talented goalkeeper, but she could not compete with the guys in the team that was on the way up in the A-team. I could maybe let her play but then I had been forced to remove elitherrar. So I said no and that I had done than in the day, " he says. "