Malawi martial artist Guba scoops British Military Award

Malawian martial artist serving in the British Military, Yamikani Guba,  who is based in Germany has been decorated with  this year’s third best British Military Sportsperson of the Year achiever.

Guba received the third place award ceremony took place on December 12 2013, when the Army held its annual conference at its headquarters in London.

The holder of a fourth Dan Black Belt in taekwondo from the World Taekwondo Federation, Guba was presented the award by the chief of general staff.

“I feel great for this recognition,” said Guba who thanked his family and friends for their “support and encouragement.”

Guba: Scoops third

He was nominated out of approximately 100 000 athletes among British soldiers.

Guba, who is the British Army taekwondo team captain, has also been nominated for the Combined Services Sports Awards 2013 (Army, Navy and Airforce), which will be held in March next year.

He  started practising martial arts at Blantyre Youth Centre before joining the British Army in 2007.

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