The Czech Judo Federation is still riding the high of Lukas Krpalek becoming their first every Olympic judo champion at Rio 2016 and on Saturday the European national federation had more reason to celebrate as it was their 80th anniversary.

Mr. Marius Vizer, IJF President, was among the special guests in attendance and made presentations to recognise the Czech Judo Federation. 

Mr. Marius Vizer, IJF President and -100kg Rio 2016 Olympic champion Krpalek were among 200 guests at the CJF gala dinner on Saturday.

Mr. Vizer congratulated the CJF for their achievement and presented special IJF awards to Mr. Jiri Dolejs, Czech Judo Federation President, Rio 2016 hero Lukas Krpalek, Mr. Vladimir Barta, IJF Head Sports Director and Mr. Michal Vachun, European Judo Union (EJU) Vice President. 

IJF President presents to Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek

Mr. Vizer presented a special award on behalf of the Kodokan

Mr. Vizer presents to Mr. Barta, IJF Head Sports Director 

Mr. Sergey Soloveychik, EJU President, extended his best wishes to the Czech Judo Federation on the anniversary. He then presented a special EJU award to Mr. Jiri Dolejs. Mr. Soloveychik also made a special presentation to Mr. Jaroslav Vacek, former EJU Vice President.

Mr. Soloveychik presents to Mr. Jaroslav Vacek, former EJU Vice President

Mr. Soloveychik, EJU President, was one of over 200 guests at the celebration gala dinner

Click here to watch former world champion Lukas Krpalek win Olympic gold for the Czech Republic. 

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