Kosovo has become a force to be reckoned with on the world judo stage, and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has come as a bitter blow.
Five Kosovo judoka take part in the 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo, with Distria Krasniqi, Majlinda Kelmendi and Loriana Kukaj winning bronze medals.
Judoka Majlinda Kelmendi, Nora Gjakova and Loriana Kuka won medals for the Kosovo national team at the European Olympic Games held this year in Minsk, Belarus.
Three of the six athletes representing Kosovo at the Junior European Cup in Athens went home with medals last weekend, winning two golds and one bronze.
Kosovo sits at number one in the medal rankings of the International Judo Federation World Tour in Uzbekistan on Friday after Majlinda Kelmendi and Distria Krasniqi took gold at the 2018 Grand Prix.