Through a solemn ceremony, President Ilir Meta awarded today with the High Decoration "Honor of the Nation" two champion judokas from Kosovo, winners of the "Gold Medal" at the Olympic Games "Tokyo 2020", D'Istria Krasniqi and Nora Gjakova, as well as their coach, Driton (Toni) Kuka.
The Head of State praised the athlete D’Istria Krasniqi, with the motivation: “As a sign of appreciation for the excellent results as the winner of the Gold Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, in the sport of Judo, showing professional skills and indisputable talent. With gratitude for her passion and dedication, proving rare qualities as a world-class athlete, raising national pride, as well as the athlete Nora Gjakova, with motivation: “As a sign of appreciation for the excellent results as the winner of the Gold Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, in the sport of Judo. With gratitude for her talent and personality, which turned her into an example of inspiration for young athletes, raising national pride."
Also, President Meta praised with the Decoration "Honor of the Nation" their coach, Driton (Toni) Kuka, with the motivation: "As a sign of appreciation for the talent and all-round personality shown in sports, by achieving high results in Judo, winning gold medals with his athletes at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Acknowledging his work and contribution to the sport of judo, which has become an inspiring example for young people and young women, raising national pride ”.