Two-time Olympic and World Champion Lukáš Krpálek in Mongolia

2021-11-01 10:50:36

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Two-time world champion and Olympic champion Lukáš Krpálek, a Czech judoka visited Mongolia between October 18th and 26th, 2021. A joint training with prominent Mongolian judokas and young athletes from the Mongolian Judo Association in Ulaanbaatar, and also in Bulgan province was the main activity throughout his visit.

Lukáš Krpálek was welcomed by the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar and Governor of the capital city of Mongolia, a former wrestler, Mr. Sumiyabazar Dolgorsuren, and Deputy Foreign Minister Munkhjin Batsumber. During his stay he also met with the governors of three provinces (Orkhon, Bulgan, and Arkhangai).

In the city of Erdenet, Lukáš Krpálek took part in the opening of the next stage of apartment construction by the Czech developer Finep, the most significant investor in the Czech-Mongolian relations. Finep, in cooperation with a local partner in Erdenet, is implementing the construction of 1,650 European standard apartments and is significantly involved in the development of the city's infrastructure. Finep discussed future city development projects in Erdenet during the Investment Forum, also in Bulgan and Ulaanbaatar, and with representatives of major Mongolian companies in the field of logistics and construction. In Bulgan, a contract for the construction of 700 flats was concluded between the city of Bulgan and Finep. On this occasion, Lukáš Krpálek participated as a guest in a Mongolian National Wrestling tournament.

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Mongolia Jiří Brodský said on the visit: “We had been preparing for this visit for a long time in the scope of cooperation with the Embassy of Mongolia in the Czech Republic and Finep. I am glad that we managed to realize it despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Mongolia is a country of martial arts, with a number of great wrestlers and judokas. Thus I respectfully appreciate Lukáš Krpálek coming to Mongolia to promote Czech sports and helping us open the door to new business opportunities between the two countries with the participation of Pavel Rejchrt, a Member of Board of Finep Holding, Honorary Consul of Mongolia in the Czech Republic, and a laureate of the Polar Star Order of Mongolia, in recognition of his invaluable contribution to Czech-Mongolian trade relations.