Last week at the “G. Stefanopoulos” Olympic boxing center in Athens, the Panhellenic Muaythai Federation (P.M.F.) organized a three-day event that included seminars, Muaythai matches and a WMC Super-4 champion zone title.
The event was held over 4 rings with the participation of more than 600 athletes in youth & senior division from 71 member clubs, from all over Greece. The event also saw the inclusion of some 82 students from the state Coaching School who participated in the activities as part of their studies in a special collaboration between the PMF and the Ministry of Education.
Saturday night saw the WMC gala event which featured a high-octane Super-4 tournament for the WMC Champion belt. The athletes vying for the WMC Super4 Champion title were the Italian athlete, Angelo Bernardoni, the Spanish, Jose Maria Quevedo Tapia, the Cypriot, Chris Evgeniou, and the Greek athlete and star of the Greek National Team, Dimos Asimakopoulos. The title was earned by the Greek athlete, after a strong performance by all battles.
The event was attended by Representatives of the Ministry of Sports and partners of Minister, Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis, Mr. Konstantinos Karamanos and Mr. Paris Kontesis, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Thai Embassy in Greece, Mr. Pornsith Pibulnakarintr ,the President of the Cypriot Federation, Mr Christoforos Lazaridis together with an elite group of Cypriot athletes, the Vice-President of IFMA, Mr. Rafal Slachta and High Representative of Bosnia & Hercegovina, IFMA / WMC, Mr. Drago Savić.
As part of the Opening Ceremony, a special demonstration was made by the para-muaythai athletes. The Para- Muaythai initiative was enacted in 2010 by the PMF through its formation of its para-muaythai committee. Since the initiative began, they have developed their own training space for athletes with disabilities to train under the club Hellas Dream Team Ermis and coach Kyriaki Chatzogiannaki.
Congratulations to the many development activities of the Panhellenic Muaythai Federation under the passionate leadership of its President Ioannis Papadopoulos.
The PMF is looking forward to a strong 2023 with its next big event, the Panhellenic Championship, which is to be held on March 17th– 19th.