Lukas Krpálek Judoka

Lukas Krpálek

Lukas Krpálek

  • Country:Czech Republic
  • Born:15 November 1990 (29 years)
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Lukas Krpalek became Olympic Champion in 2016 in Rio. Krpalek became World Champion in 2019 +100kg and 2014 fighting U100kg and double European Champion in 2013 and 2014 U100kg. He won the European senior title in 2018 in Tel Aviv. He took bronze at the European Championships in Warsaw in 2017. He was double Junior World Champion. Krpalek was 7th at the Olympic Games in London. He captured more than 30 World Cup medals including 13 victories. Coached by Petr Lacina.
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Mikhail Igolnikov strikes with first European senior title

28 Apr 2018 19:05

Mikhail Igolnikov earned Russia’s fourth gold of the European Judo Championships in Tel Aviv today, leaving them top of the final medals table, as he defeated Serbia’s world champion Nemanja Majdov in the U90 kilograms class. Read more

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Naohisa Takato and Lukas Krpalek eyecatchers at European Open in Prague

3 Mar 2018 12:10

Naohisa Takato is one of the world top athletes of the European Open in Prague. The Japanese double World Champion will start U66kg for a change. In his weight class the number one seed though is Dzmitry Minkou who booked so many successes over the last year. In total 299 judoka are at the start in Prague from 41 country. Read more

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Kokoro Kageura concludes Japanese success in Paris

11 Feb 2018 19:50

The last final of the weekend opposed Kageura Kokoro (JPN) and Kim Sungmin (KOR). In less than a minute both athletes were penalised with two shidos each and had no other choice than to attack, which they did but 1:52 were necessary for the Japanese to score a beautiful ko-uchi-gari for ippon. It is the first gold medal for Kageura in a Grand Slam and the fifth gold for Japan here in Paris. Read more

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Otto Kneitinger cherishes life-time achievement award

1 Feb 2018 09:50

Judo team manager and honorary Vice-President of the EJU Otto Kneitinger was awarded for his 50 years in judo at a gala in Germany. The Abensberger was 35 years manager of the most famous club in Germany TSV Abensberg. He was 12 years Vice-President Marketing at the EJU and an influencer at the highest level. Read more

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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

Result City Date
1Budapest2019
2Qingdao2019
3Brasilia2019
1Tokyo2019
3Montreal2019

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