Distria Krasniqi Judoka

Distria Krasniqi

Distria Krasniqi

  • Country:Kosovo
  • Born:10 December 1995 (25 years)
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Distria Krasniqi claimed a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships U48kg. She was World Junior Champion for Kosova U52kg. Krasniqi won Grand Prix gold in Samsun, Antalya and The Hague. Krasniqi won bronze at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2017, silver in 2019 and gold in 2020. She became European U23 Champion in 2017. Vice European Champion in 2018. Krasniqi won the World Masters in 2018 and 2019 in Guangzhou and Qingdao. She took gold at the Grand Slam in Budapest in 2020. She claimed a bronze
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The category U48kg has it all

20 Jan 2021 08:25

If we focus on the U48kg category, with its endless range of styles and energies, we might have expected Krasniqi (KOS), Bilodid (UKR), Tonaki (JPN) to reach the final block, one way or another. Our expectations, though, are not gospel. They are built from history, from feeling and gut, from expertise and technical understanding, but we can’t account for the topsy-turvy year behind us, with its speed bumps in the conveyor belt of tried and tested champion-building. Read more

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Distria Krasniqi shines again at IJF Judo World Masters

11 Jan 2021 20:00

What was more surprising, the gold for Distria Krasniqi or the first loss of Daria Bilodid to a Japanese opponent? Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo deserves the credits for her golden performance at the IJF Masters in Doha. It was her third Masters Gold medal. If she can win the Masters, she might be the Olympic Champion U48kg within 200 days. Read more

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Distria Krasniqi full of confidence after Budapest gold

26 Oct 2020 17:10

Distria Krasniqi became the winner of the U48kg division at the 2020 Grand Slam in Budapest. Next year the World Championships will be held in the same city, the same venue, this must have been a great feeling to catch another gold medal for the tiny Kosovan who suffers quite a bit from the postponement of the Olympic Games. Krasniqi came from U52kg and is now aiming for Olympic gold next year in Tokyo. Oon Yeoh interview her after her victory. Read more

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Expected winners and Russian domination at first day Budapest

23 Oct 2020 22:00

It was a strange feeling seeing the athletes with nose masks on the podium. We felt a smile but we couldn’t see it. The first day of the Grand Slam of Budapest delivered top winners like nothing happened for the last 8 months. Without the Hungarian fans it was a different atmosphere in the Laszlo Papp venue. Read more

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Distria Krasniqi will need to have endurance to keep her weight

22 Oct 2020 13:10

For Paris winner Distria Krasniqi, the postponement of the 2020 Olympics isn’t merely a disappointment. It means another year of intense calorie-counting and sleepless nights. On Friday she will participate in the Grand Slam in Budapest U48kg. Read more

Result City Date
1Doha11 Jan
3Prague2020
1Budapest2020
1Paris2020
1Qingdao2019

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