When he received the award, I returned his memories of famous tournaments. And his face lit up.
His son Petr Jákl junior, now a film producer and actor, also thanked him in the recorded message. “I’m glad Dad got this award. I remember leading us to fair play from an early age. He told us sports history, it left me with this very view of life – how important it is to play fair play, “he said.
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The former representative personally congratulated Šárka Strachová, chairwoman of the Czech Fair Play Club, and Jiří Kejval, chairman of the Czech Olympic Committee.
What is not known so much? After his career, he became a coach, co-founding a judiciary team in today’s USK. And during the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Jákl Sr. belonged to the personal protection of Václav Havel and Alexander Dubček.
By the way, he experienced a lot of events on the tatami, such as this one from Munich: “I was looking for an opponent for training. There was only one judoka. I came to him, bowed, and began to fight with him. The doorman came running up and drove him away. I didn’t understand what the doorman allowed himself to do. In the end, it turned out that she was not a judoka, but a disguised fan. ”He loved sports. “Judo gave me everything, I even got my wife like that,” Jakl smiled.
Diploma for the act of fair play
Other athletes who have earned diplomas for the act of fair play will also join Wednesday’s ceremony. A total of eight gentlemen received the award.
Thirteen-year-old boy David Kratochvíl, who met the limits for participation in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in five disciplines, then left his place at the top event for disabled athletes to Miroslav Smrček, 58.
Zdeněk Okál – hockey player Beranů Zlín shortly before the end of the match of the hockey extra league with Liberec in the duel in front of the goal area was strongly stopped by Jaroslav Vlach, who was rejected by the referees for a blow to the face. However, Zdeněk Okál explained to them that he had hit his opponent in the shoulder.
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David Horáček, a former representative in downhill skiing, received a fair play award from the organizers at the World Masters Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo for admitting that he did not pass all the goals properly before announcing the results of the slalom race.
Lovosice Handball Player Lukáš Malý in a tense match of the handball extra league, called off the expulsion of his Pilsen opponent and thus refused a power play for his team.
Pavel Novák, cyclist Tufo Prostějov, noticed the problems of Michael Kollert in the final phase of the demanding road cycling race Most – Lesná, who had to stop on the hill about two kilometers before the finish line to avoid falling. Novák deliberately slowed down to give his opponent a chance to get closer again.
The young Brno baseball player Hugo Pejchar then corrected the referee’s statement against his team in a tense situation in the quarterfinal match of the Czech Cup under the age of 18. He admitted that he might not have flown.
Motorcycle rider Roman Krejčí again helped his compatriot Libor Podmol at the Dakar Rally, to whom he lent a spare bike in the competition.
Podmol got to the finish line thanks to Krejčí. He will go to the cemetery with his dad with a medal
Patrik Šolc, a football player at AFK Loděnice, confessed to filming a foul, for which the referee ordered a penalty. Then Šolho took the kick and deliberately sent the ball out of the goal.
“There are fewer deeds, but the quality remains,” remarked Šárka Strachová. “We still feel the reverberations of the covid period, when there was not much competition, and amateur competitions are still starting. I believe that there will be more such acts now. We see them all around us. “