The Open Polish Muaythai Cup ended last Sunday on November 11th in Bydgoszcz. Reflecting on it one week later, this two day championship was an important event for Poland’s amateur Muaythai.
Over one hundred fighters from Poland, Belarus, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Slovenia and Finland participated, with referees and judges from Russia and France also participating.
The finals on Sunday were held in eight categories. Cups and medals were given to the winners in every weight and age category, and the medals in the Junior and Senior divisions were spread across Turkey, Poland, France, Finland, Russia, Belarus and the UK.
Some special trophies were also presented: Best Female Athlete, Best Male athlete, and Best Team of the 2012 Open Polish Muaythai Cup. The Polish Muaythai Federation also presented a special trophy to Mr. Robert Miekczynski, President of Muaythai Legion Gym, and the event organizer.
The Thai Ambassador to Poland, HE Mr. Bansarn Bunnag also attended the event and presented special trophies:
The first was for Mr. Rafal Szlachta, President of the Polish Muaythai Federation, in recognition of his valuable contribution to Muaythai in Poland and for organizing Open Muaythai Polish Cup 2012.
The second was for the best Wai Khru dance, which was given to Oskar Staszczak, from Raczadam Gym.
Mr. Cywilno-Wojskowy Zwiazek Sportowy Zawisza; Mr. Tadeusz Januszewski President of the Boxing and Martial Arts Federation WKS Zawisza; Mr. Rafal Bruski, Mayor of the city of Bydgoszcz and Mr. Kujawsko-Pomorskie Zrzeszenie of Muaythai Legion Bydgoszcz all received trophies presented by the ambassador in recognition of their exceptional contribution in organizing the event.
The success of the Open Polish Muaythai Cup 2012 is a clear signal that Muaythai in Poland is constantly developing. Each year, the competition attracts more and more spectators and participants, which is good news for Polish Muaythai!