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.
Beautiful sound of my national anthem far away from home. ??????— Shihan Samson Muripo (@MuripoSam) October 8, 2019
Great feeling after winning gold ? at 6th Kyokushin Union World Cup in Russia.
Thanks to everyone who has been part of this journey. To God be the glory. pic.twitter.com/cSyPoqqCjn
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.