HARARE – Zimbabwe’s top karateka Sensei Samson Muripo says he is yet to reach his fullest potential and resources permitting he can reach greater heights.
Muripo added another trophy to his cabinet after another stunning success story in Shanghai, China, at the weekend. He was crowned champion in the World So-Kyokushin Cup International heavyweight category.
Muripo beat fellow Zimbabwean Naison Chituwa in the final to scoop gold in the heavyweight division.
“I have not reached my fullest potential with proper financial support I can do much more. You know what, life begins at 40 and for me I am still young,” Muripo said at the Harare International Airport upon arrival from China on Wednesday.
“I am happy with this achievement, I really worked hard but it was not easy, it requires a lot of work. We had a good experience competing against top fighters across the world.”
Muripo recently won bronze medal in the 80kg category at World Kyokushin Union Championships in Bulgaria and was the only African male karateka to get past the third round stage.