Driton ‘Toni’ Kuka is a highly commended coach. Once a promising athlete but derailed by war, he returned to the sport to help the children in his street become involved in sport he loved. In an incredible turn of events, some of the few small children within their winding streets, became Olympic champions.
Now with three titled athletes, he acquired the IJF Coaching Achievement Award in 2021, not just from a few panellists, but the whole judo community. He is the peoples choice and there is little wonder why.
In a two-part interview we learn all about the man behind the high achieving athletes with part one premiering today, followed by part two tomorrow!
Author: Thea Cowen