Rugby : Kish to have Games journey written in ink

Mon Aug 1, 2016 2:14pm EDT
 
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By Steve Keating

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Jen Kish is running out of spots to put another tattoo but the captain of the Canadian women's rugby sevens team has plans for at least one more following the Rio Games in which the sport will make its Olympic debut.

"I have this whole masterpiece in my mind that I am going to be putting on my calf and I will be completely tatted up," Kish told Reuters.

"I will not get the Olympic rings put on me until I step on the field and put a jersey on and play," she added.

"I don't want to get the rings on me before that, it is kind of taboo.

"Yes, you've done the journey of an Olympian but you have to compete on the biggest stage in the world and until I do that I'm not going to do it."

One of Kish's more prominent tattoos is the word "Fate" which stretches across one of her biceps.

A fitting reminder given that Kish, her 11 team mates and coach John Tait are steeled with the belief that an Olympic medal is their destiny.

Ranked third in the world, Canada will be among the gold medal contenders when the competition begins on Saturday.   Continued...