In the fight with the Turk, Munir Ertug, he was the clear favorite in the heaviest weight, but he lost his head during the attack. “This rule didn’t apply throughout my career, until about the last three years. I would prefer to cancel it, it affects a lot of matches,” he is annoyed.
And Dice cannot be suspected of criticizing the rule simply because it caused his defeat. At the World Championships, it helped him win in the semi-finals, and even then he expressed displeasure with it. “But we have to accept the rules and I made a big mistake for which I was punished,” he told the Czech media.
There was no attractive replay of the Olympic final from Tokyo with Georgian Guram Tushishvili, later silver medalist, in the second round. “I was sorry, I was looking forward to the fight,” Krpálek did not hide.
However, the European Championship did not originally figure in his plans, he wanted to give priority to tournaments with a greater point value for the Olympic ranking, in which he is striving for a nomination in the two most difficult categories. But then he felt good in training and went to France.
At least now he will use the trip for something other than a medal catch. “We stay fishing for three days. I have already caught catfish here once, now we are planning to go out to sea, maybe some tuna will be caught,” he laughs. “But when you hook any fish and fight it, it’s a beautiful experience. And mainly relaxation and rest,” he explained.
After a short break, he sits down with trainer Petr Lacina and they line up the next program. “It is certain that I will fly to Japan for a training camp, but the next few days will decide if I will also start there at the Grand Slam,” he leaves open the participation in the December tournament in Tokyo.