Mhlanga finishes 2nd in Spain

HARARE - So-Kyokushin fighter Tangayi Mhlanga put up a commendable effort at the 2015 Grand Prix Barcelona, Spain on Saturday.

Mhlanga showcased his great arsenal of techniques at the Pabellon Deportivo La Bastida where he competed in three professional fights by WFKO rules on his way to finishing second.

The Chimanimani-born karateka, whose favourite key technique is jodan mawashi geri, contested in the middleweight category along with Germany’s Sergej Braun, Daniel Sanchez and Adrian Aguilera of Spain.

The Karate Kyokushinkai tournament was hosted by Rengokai Spain Federation in cooperation with World Fighting Kyokushin Organisation (WFKO).

The Highfield-based fighter came into the tournament with his confidence on a high having defied odds to be crowned the African Champion in Johannesburg in January.

The 25-year-old proved a force to reckon with at the WFKO tournament, winning the championship belt that came with an all-expenses-paid for trip to Russia to compete in the World Championships in April.

The Grand Prix Barcelona is one of the preliminary tournaments for the World Grand Prix 2015.

The winners of the Grand Prix tournament receive an automatic invitation to take part in the World Championship, the WFKO title belt and prize money.

Other participants of the tournament will receive prize money and ranking points, which will help them to earn rights to compete in the First WFKO World Championship.

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