Jakub Krako9 July 1990 Zilina, Slovakia
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Silver - super-G; Bronze - slalom, super-combined
- 2016-17 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup: Individual winner - giant slalom
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - downhill and super-G
- 2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Gold - slalom
- Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - downhill and super-G
Throughout his career Jakub Krako has achieved his best results at Paralympic Winter Games. He is someone who enjoys tough challenges and performs better when he competes on the biggest stage of all.
Knowing how he rises to the occasion every time he participates in a Winter Paralympics, much is expected from him at PyeongChang 2018, especially after winning one silver and one bronze at the Tarvisio 2017 World Championships.
Krako competed at his first Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, at just 15-years-old. And despite leaving without a medal, he gained necessary experience ahead of the following competitions. The best was yet to come.
In 2010, Krako took three Paralympic golds in the men´s giant slalom, slalom and super-combined visually impaired in Vancouver, Canada. He followed that up with silver in the super-G.
His success boosted his confidence and, in 2011, he won gold in the slalom at the World Championships in Sestriere, Italy.
Krako could not reach the podium at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in La Molina, Spain, and Panorama, Canada, respectively, but showed he was again at his best at the Paralympis, this time in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. There, the Slovakian claimed gold in the super-G and silver in the slalom.