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.
At PyeongChang 2018, the Slovakian once again stood out by winning one gold and three silvers in the men´s vision impaired alongside guide Branislav Brozman. He also ended second in the season´s overall World Cup standings.
One year before, he won one silver and one bronze at the World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy.
It was on Italian soil that Krako competed at his first Paralympic Winter Games at just 15-years-old in Torino, in 2006. 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 Paralympics, this time in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. There, the Slovakian claimed gold in the super-G and silver in the slalom.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
He injured his left knee at the 2015 NorAm Cup event in Kimberley, BC, Canada. Doctors advised him the injury was not serious and he went on to compete the following week at the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, BC, Canada. On his return to Slovakia an MRI scan showed he had torn a ligament at the front of the knee. He underwent surgery in June 2015, and did not return to the slopes until July 2016. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018; paralympic.org, 06 Jun 2017; spv.sk, 23 Mar 2016; paralympic.org, 05 Nov 2015)
|Men's Super-G Visually impaired||Final Round||6|
|Men's Slalom Visually impaired||Final Round||9999|
|Men's Slalom Visually impaired||Final Round||1|
|Men's Downhill Visually impaired||Final Round||4|
|Men's Super-G Visually impaired||Final Round||2|
|Men's Super Combined Visually impaired||Final Round||1|
|Men's Giant Slalom Visually impaired||Final Round||1|
|Men's Slalom VI||Final||2009-02-20||1|
|Men's Giant Slalom VI||Final||2009-02-21||2|
|Men's Super-G VI||Final||2009-02-23||3|
|Men's Super-Combined VI||Final||2009-02-23||2|
|Men's Super-G VI||Run 2||2009-02-24||6|
|Men's Downhill VI||Final||2009-02-28||5|
|Men's Downhill VI||Final||2011-01-16||5|
|Men's Super-G VI||Final||2011-01-18||4|
|Men's Super-Combined VI||Final||2011-01-19||2|
|Men's Slalom VI||Final||2011-01-20||1|
|Men's Giant Slalom VI||Final||2011-01-21||2|
|Mixed Team Event VI/Sitting/Standing||Final||2011-01-23||3|
|Men's Downhill VI||Race 1||2013-02-20||14|
|Men's Super-G VI||Race 1||2013-02-21||10|
|Men's Slalom VI||Race 1||2013-02-24||5|
|Men's Super-Combined VI||Race 1||2013-02-25||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom VI||Race 1||2013-02-26||4|
|Men's Downhill Visually Impaired||Final Round||2014-03-08||4|
|Men's Super-G Visually Impaired||Final Round||2014-03-09||1|
|Men's Slalom Visually Impaired||Final Round||2014-03-13||9999|
|Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired||Final Round||2014-03-14||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired||Final Round||2014-03-15||2|
|Men's Super-G VI||Race 1||2015-03-05||12|
|Men's Giant Slalom VI||Race 1||2015-03-08||7|
|Men's Downhill VI||Race 1||2017-01-25||4|
|Men's Super-G VI||Race 1||2017-01-26||2|
|Men's Super-Combined VI||Race 1||2017-01-28||3|
|Men's Giant Slalom VI||Race 1||2017-01-30||9999|
|Men's Slalom VI||Race 1||2017-01-31||3|
|Men's Downhill Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-10||2|
|Men's Super-G Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-11||1|
|Men's Super Combined Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-13||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-14||2|
|Men's Slalom Visually Impaired||Final||2018-03-17||2|
|Men's Giant Slalom VI||Race 1||2019-01-21||6|
|Men's Slalom VI||Race 1||2019-01-23||9999|
|Men's Downhill VI||Race 1||2019-01-30||3|
|Men's Super-Combined VI||Race 1||2019-01-31||2|
|Men's Super-G VI||Race 1 (from SC)||2019-01-31||2|