Day 4 of the IFMA Youth World Championships was the second day of the Quarter final bouts. A short day, if you will, with 86 bouts. It was an incredible day with the youngest divisions with heartbreaking moments for winners and losers and with some amazing matches receiving standing ovations for skills and cuteness.
It was the respect level of the youngest generation which stood out. The performances of the Wai Kru, the respect following the matches, all of these aspects showing the uniqueness of muaythai.
Nepal, Chinese Taipei, Lithuania, Lebanon, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Estonia, Austria all of them had outstanding performances. It was once again the day of Poland, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Libya, Ireland, Vietnam, New Zealand, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
The day finished with some crowd entertainment with a Mascot giving presents for the youth. Tomorrow will be the end of the quarter finals for some and the beginning of the semi-finals for others. For those who win their matches, the medals will be closer and closer within reach on this road of the Youth World Championships in Kuala Lumpur.
Dato Shahnaz Azmi, the President of the Malaysia Muaythai Association stated that all of Malaysia is talking about the event, the incredible youth from all 5 continents and that Malaysia is very proud to have been awarded the hosting rights for the IFMA Youth World Championships 2022.