Following an injury a few months ago, Luka came back fighting at the start of the year, notching up the wins. He had his sights set on a podium place for the under-60 kg category in the World Championships in Doha earlier this month. But there was to be no medal this time. Instead, a "surprise" defeat in the quarter-final during the Golden score overtime. But this won't jeopardise his chances of qualifying for upcoming deadlines.
“I'm very disappointed not to be going home with a medal.My preparations went well and my heart was in it. But that wasn't enough.There's only one thing left for it: keep working so I can come back stronger.”