Zimbabwe’s Sam Muripo Crowned Karate World Champion
10 October 2019
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Samson Muripo

Zimbabwe’s top karateka Samson Muripo who was on Sunday crowned world champion at the sixth Kyokushin Karate World Cup in Moscow, Russia, is heading back home.

Muripo emerged tops in the Veterans Open category. This is the second time he has been crowned world champion at the Kyokushin Karate World Cup. Muripo was first crowned world champion at this tournament in 2009, in the middleweight division when it was held in Japan. 

He returned to the same event in 2011, in Kazakhstan and got silver in the same weight division before his third appearance on Sunday in Russia.

He became the first African to be named World Champion in 2009, in Japan.