Kickboxing champion Rafal goes for gold and puts Rugby on map

Polish-born champion has been living in Rugby since 2011

A kickboxer has put Rugby on the map after beating stiff competition in a UK tournament.

Rafal Witkowski won the World Kickboxing Organisation’s English Open Championship at the weekend and has been crowned as British champion in the heavy weight category.

The Polish-born kickboxer has been living in Rugby since 2011 and training with Rugby-based coach Lewis Wundowa.

Rafal Witkowski
Rafal Witkowski
Rafal Witkowski

Rafal said: “It is the first time for a Rugby town citizen to achieve a gold medal in the WKO championships in the heavy weight


“I was really happy to win the 94+ kg category and finish the competition as champion, representing Poland.”

Rafal added: “I would like to take opportunity to say massive thank you for everyone who help me achieving this title.

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