Thursday, 7 October 2021

Katarina Krišto Wins Bronze Medal at World Judo Championship

October 7, 2021 - A month after winning a gold medal at the European championship, the Croatian judoka Katarina Krišto wins a bronze medal at the World championship!

One of the best competitors in the junior category worldwide, the Croatian judoka managed to prove her potential once more today. After 5 great performances at the World Junior Championship held in Italian Oblia, she managed to continue her medal streak at the biggest competitions. This only secures her first spot in the world rankings for juniors in her weight class, half middleweight (up to 63 kg).

The Croatian future judo superstar regrets she lost her concentration in the semi-finals, where she lost to the Spanish competitor, Vasquez Fernandez. However, the bronze medal fight was a real thriller, in which the young judoka from Kaštela secured her victory over the Hungarian Ozbas in the last second! In her first statement, Katarina thanked her judo club, the national judo association, her fans as well as the entire town of Kaštela, which has supported her since the beginning of her successful judo career.

Kristina Krišto is not the only Croatian participating at the European championships. Ana Viktorija Puljiz (half lightweight weight class) wasn't able to make it to the quarter-finals. We have yet to see how much Lara Cvetko (middleweight) and Josip Bulić (middleweight) can achieve in this competition.

To watch an interview our own Daniela Rogulj did with another Croatian judo star, Barbara Matić, follow this link. Hopefully, Katarina Krišto's career will develop in a way which will allow her to become just as successful as the World No. 1 judoka, Barbara Matić!