Karate World Championships beckon for karate ace Stacey

Stacey Milentijevic
Stacey Milentijevic

Stacey Milentijevic will represent Great Britain at the karate World Championships next year, just three years after taking up the sport.

The 15-year-old MK Academy student took up kyokushinkai three years agoat the Milton Keynes Kyokushin dojo in Bletchley because she was being bullied, but took to it like a duck to water, having also trained in taekwondo when she was younger.

With an England call-up in her first year, Stacey was shocked to discover last week that she’d been called up for the Great Britain squad for the tournament.

The world championships take place in Greece between March 19-21.