Akil Gjakova Judoka

Akil Gjakova

Akil Gjakova

  • Country:Kosovo
  • Born:4 January 1996 (23 years)
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Kosovo judoka Akil Gjakova won the Grand Prix in Zagreb in 2018 and Grand Slam of Paris as first male athlete of Kosovo. Gjakova became European Cadet Champion U18 in 2013 in Tallinn. He won silver at the Grand Prix in Tunis in 2018. He took a silver medal at European U23 Championships in 2017 held in Podgorica. Akil became U23 European Champion in Gyor in 2018. He took a silver medal at the Grand Prix in The Hague in 2018 and won the gold at the Grand Prix in Budapest in the 2019.
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Tokyo Preview men U73kg: Shohei Ono is the most feared

27 Aug 2019 01:20

Some of the most exciting divisions at the World Championships in Tokyo is the category U73kg. Most fans will look forward to the performances of Olympic Champion Shohei Ono. He is opposed in Poule C against 2012 Olympic Champion U66kg) Lasha Shavdatuashvili. Read more

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Akil Gjakova delivers gold for Kosovo in Budapest

13 Jul 2019 18:40

Akil Gjakova captured Kosovo’s third gold medal in Budapest at the Grand Prix but the first of the golden variety after a faultless display on day two. 2018 Paris winner Gjakova threw 20-year-old Orenburg European Cup winner Georgii Elbakiev (RUS) with a sumptuous sasae-tsurikomi-ashi for his second score to seal gold while Elbakiev will not be too disappointed having announced his arrival on the international stage with his first IJF World Judo Tour medal. Read more

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European battle for U73kg European title

20 Jun 2019 10:00

The category that is dominated by the Japanese and Korean fighters Ono, Hashimoto, and An Chang-Rim, is actually quite a European class. With top athletes such as Rustam Orujov, Hidayet Heydarov from Azerbaijan, Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO), Tommy Macias (SWE), Akil Gjakova (KOS), Tohar Butbul (ISR) this class is highly interesting who will take the honours. Read more

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Nora and Akil Gjakova win main prizes in Kosovo Laureates

4 Mar 2019 22:50

Nora and Akil Gjakova are the winners of the major sports prizes in Kosovo in 2018. The siblings won the main prizes in the 2018 Laureates Announcement Ceremony organized for the third time by the Kosovo Olympic Committee. Read more

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Musa Mogushkov sweeps away the opposition for Russian gold

17 Nov 2018 21:15

Russian judoka Musa Mogushkov beat Abu Dhabi Grand Slam silver medallist Akil Gjakova of Kosovo for the first time to win his third Grand Prix title. Gjakova beat Mogushkov in the semi-finals at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam two weeks ago but the latter avenged that result in today’s U73kg final after three and a half minutes of golden score. Read more

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Result City Date
1Budapest13 Jul
5Baku11 May
5Paris9 Feb
7Guangzhou2018
2The Hague2018

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