Kuka: Nine gold medals were a surprise for me too

Eight individual and one team gold medals, as well as many other silver and bronze medals, was the balance that the Kosovar judokas achieved in the Balkan Judo Championship that took place on September 2 and 3 in Peja.

The brilliance of judokas such as Distria Krasniqi, Nora Gjakova, Loriana Kuka, Akil Gjakova, Luara Fazliu and others was expected, but the surprise also came from many young judokas.

Such a great success, judoka Nora Gjakova says they had expected it. She told KosovaPress that they were prepared to win these medals.

She added that now the next goal is to achieve success in the European Judo Championship that will also be held in Kosovo in December of this year

Even the best judo coach in the world, Driton Kuka, said he was surprised by the large number of gold medals. He told KosovaPress that he had expected four or five gold medals.

Fighting as locals, Kuka said that motivated the judokas who showed strong fights against their rivals.

After the Balkan Championship, Kosovo will also organize the European Judo Championship that will take place in December.