An IFMA World Champion which has qualified for the 2017 World Games has received the highest honour from His Majesty King Mohammed the 7th of Morocco. Maryam El Moubarik won the gold medal at the IFMA World Championships and became the first Arabic girl qualifying for the 2017 World Games, making the entire country proud when his Majesty honoured her with a national order of merit.
Maryam stated that not only was this one of the highlights of her life receiving this merit from His Majesty but also an encouragement to continue her journey especially towards the World Games. This should be an encouragement for any athlete to follow his or her dreams, especially for all her female sisters in the Muslim world.

IFMA would like to congratulate Maryam, the Moroccan Muaythai federation and also His Majesty for giving this merit to such a great ambassador for our sport.

Maryam El Moubarik