Clean sheet for anti-doping checks at IFMA World Championships

IFMA is proud to say independent doping tests carried out during the recent World Championships found all athletes negative, and the principle of Fair Play in muaythai was understood by all. Chair of the Medical Commission Dr Erdogan Aydin said: ‘I am proud to see that all of the athletes in Minsk could say ‘We […]

The muaythai mother who won gold at the IFMA World Championships!

Winning an IFMA gold medal, and doing it while caring for a young child might seem impossible but not for Irina Larinova. The Russian world champion and her 14-month old son Fedor are a regular sight at IFMA muaythai championships. Last year she claimed the European title when he was just seven months old. And […]

And the winners at the IFMA World Championships!

IFMA awards gold, silver and bronze medals in the ring but there is more to muaythai than just winning your bout. Some of our athletes also stand out for their career dedication or their skills in the traditional side of our sport. These athletes were also honoured on the closing day of the IFMA World […]

Finals day for men and women IFMA World Championships!

People talk about the roof lifting during sports events but there was a real risk the rafters were coming down during some of the bouts at the IFMA World Championships finals today. Eleven countries jumped the ropes to battle for silver and gold – Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Thailand, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Sweden, […]