Ricochet News

Walter Sisulu University student wins international Karate championship

Oct 15, 2019
Walter Sisulu University student wins international Karate championship

Mthatha - A fourth year Walter Sisulu University physics student kicked, punched and chopped his way to capturing a prestigious international karate title in Russia last week.

October 12 marked a momentous occasion for karateka Anele Madlala (23) as he beat his Russian opponent Andrei Kizov in front of a partisan home crowd to clinch the World Fighting Kyokushin Organization Grand Prix tournament held in the Russian town of Suzdal.

“The fight was a very tough one. Kizov is a very hard man to fight – he is strong physically, with a strong will to win and an even stronger heart,” said Madlala.

Originally from the township of Harding in picturesque KwaZulu-Natal, Madlala first dabbled in the Japanese martial art form in 2005 at the age of nine.

Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.