Name: Lukas Krpalek
Country: Czech Republic
Weight category: +100kg
Olympic, World and European Champion in the -100kg category, Lukas KRPALEK (CZE) is a favourite among many fans, and not just at home. He is a legend in his own right and looks to prove his abilities in 2021.
It has been an interesting Olympic cycle, not only because it has become a five-year period, but there has also been a great shift in the +100kg category with many of the lighter men moving in to the open weight.
Taking the 2018 European title in the +100kg category.
Krpalek is one of them and has taken a European and tremendous World title in his new category after becoming Olympic Champion in 2016, taking it again in Tokyo would make him an incredibly accomplished judoka in both weights. It will certainly be a challenge as he takes on other talented men at the Olympic Games but it’ll definitely be worth the wait.
Author: Thea Cowen