26 October 2019 – Croatia has won a total of 12 medals, including three golds, at the 2019 WAKO World Kickboxing Championships which have been held in Sarajevo.
Croatia now has two female and one male world champion after Nives Radić (ring). Marija Bodač (ring) and Boris Mišković (tatami) claimed gold medals.
Radić, who is from the Dalmatina kickboxing club in Šibenik, beat Brazilian Valdirene Stanski in the final of the low kick over 70 kg category, whilst Bodač, who fights out of the Pit Bull club in Split, was too good for Ukraine’s Uliana Miščenko in the final to win gold.
“This gold medal is the biggest achievement of my career. I am so happy, I fought the final exactly how I wanted to fight it,” Bodač told Fightsite.hr.
Meanwhile, in the light contact discipline, veteran Croatian fighter Boris Mišković beat Poland’s Rafal Gaszczak to win gold. It was Misšković’s 13th medal at a major competition.
Croatian medals at the 2019 WAKO World Kickboxing Championships
Nives Radić (ring)
Marija Bodač (ring)
Boris Mišković (tatami)
Lucija Bilobrk (ring)
Lucija Regvat (tatami)
Roko Doždor (ring)
Andrej Kedveš (ring)
Luka Žuljević (ring)
Karmela Makelja (ring)
Snježana Prgomet (ring)
Nikolina Vidačković (ring)
Anđela Stanić (tatami)
Photos: Davorin Olivari/Croatian Kickboxing Federation