Kosovo Judoka is set for The Olympics

By: Valon Xoxa    January 20, 2015

Nora Gjakova has had an excellent performance at the “Tunis African Open 2015”. The judoka has been awarded with the first place in the 57 kg category, thus bringing a gold medal home to Kosovo. Below you can see her official interview for the europeanjudo channel published in YouTube.

Nora Gjakova won all four battles and has been proclaimed the best on her category (57 Kg). The first lap was easy; Nora Gjakova had no rival. In the second round, she faced Emilie Amaron, and her last opponent was Viola Waechter from Germany. In the semifinals, Gjakova faced Jaione Equisoain from Spain, whom she walked out from victoriously. Her toughest battle was against the French national, Helene Receveaux. The Kosovan was again victorious and went on to grab the gold medal in the “African Open Tunis 2015” tournament.

This triumph of Nora Gjakova is a step forward to the Olympics in “Rio 2016”. Gjakova is a great judoka and alongside Majlinda Kelmendi, represents a potential candidate for Olympic medals.  You can check her judo professional profile here.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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