Karate star Stanislav Horuna of Ukraine is the 2019 World Games Athlete of the Year runner-up. The Ukrainian hero received a whooping tally of 92,000 votes and achieves the best-ever result of a Karate athlete in this contest.
No less than 705,610 votes were cast during the poll. Fans from all over the world had the chance to vote for their favorite athletes among the representatives of all the disciplines of The World Games sports program. Karate’s candidate Stanislav Horuna finished in a historic second position.
Here’s what Horuna had to say:
“I didn’t expect such support from the people who know me! Of course, I was trying hard to share all the info about the voting process everywhere. I’m thankful for the huge support from the World Karate Federation. The secret of such result lies in the common united efforts”.
Stanislav Horuna is the current European Games and The World Games title-holder. He is currently placed in fourth place at WKF World ranking and in sixth place at the Olympic standings. He is a six-time Karate 1-Premier League gold medallist and one of the most well-known athletes of the international stage.