Lukas Krpálek Judoka

Lukas Krpálek

Lukas Krpálek

  • Country:Czech Republic
  • Born:15 November 1990 (27 years)
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Lukas Krpalek became Olympic Champion in 2016 in Rio. Krpalek was World Champion of 2014 and double European Champion in 2013 and 2014 U100kg. Already the best ever Czech judoka of all time. He was double Junior World Champion. Krpalek was 7th at the Olympic Games in London. Coached by Petr Lacina. After the Olympic title he switched to +100kg and he took bronze at the European Championships in Warsaw in 2017. He won gold at the Grand Prix in Hohhot and took silver at the Grand Slam Tokyo +100kg
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Yusei Ogawa wins must-see 14-minute final against returning Krpalek

3 Dec 2017 11:55

Japanese heavyweight Ogawa Yusei was the unexpected winner of the last final of the Tokyo Grand Slam 2017 as he defeated U100kg Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) in a bout for the ages. Their heavyweight duel was literally a thrill-a-minute meeting as both men were devoted to the cause for the four minutes of regulation time and the subsequent and sensational 10 minutes and one second of golden score. Read more

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Eleven World Ranking leaders in the starting grid for Tokyo Grand Slam

1 Dec 2017 10:40

The Grand Slam in Tokyo will be looking forward to a clash between Olympic Champion Shohei Ono and World Champion Soichi Hashimoto in their category U73kg. Both stylists will likely only meet in the ideal final. The Grand Slam will host 61 nations including 417 athletes. Only the editions in 2014 and 2015 had more judoka. U73kg will have 46 judoka, only in 2015 there were more. Read more

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Teddy Riner unseeded at the World Championships in Budapest

2 Sep 2017 09:20

Teddy Riner is not seeded at the World Championships in Budapest. Riner lost 50% of the Olympic points after a reduction last weekend. Same counts for Olympic runner-up Hisayoshi Harasawa who is now ranked tenth and only the first nine are seeded as Russian Andrey Volkov won't compete. Japanese Ojitani is the last seeded. The 14th place is Riner's lowest position ever. Read more

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Download the 10 challengers of Teddy Riner these World Championships

26 Aug 2017 14:25

Do you have doubts if Teddy Riner will take his ninth World title? Riner of France has been unbeaten since 2011, but he didn’t give anyone a chance since the Olympic Games and will make his comeback in Budapest. Although capable of big throws, he is always prepared to play a strategic game when confronted with tough opponents in the final of an important competition like the World Championships or the Olympics. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek injures left leg after training camp

15 Aug 2017 11:45

Czech judo star and World number three Lukas Krpalek has suffered an unfortunate and badly timed injury. The Olympic Champion U100kg and current challenger for the world title +100kg injured his lower left leg during a training session on Monday. The winner of the Hohhot Grand Prix left the training camp for treatment of his broken ligaments in his ankle. Read more

Result City Date
2Tokyo3 Dec
1Hohhot2 Jul
3Warsaw22 Apr
1Antalya9 Apr
5Düsseldorf26 Feb

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