Today the first bouts got underway in Paris starting after the opening ceremony with a cracking bout between host France and Portugal.
A spectacular opening ceremony launched the European Muaythai Championships 2017 in Paris today, attended by dignitaries from the world of sport and with the athletes leading the way.
Muaythai is the first IOC recognized federation to put on a major event in France just four weeks after Paris was awarded the 2024 Olympic Games. Starting today the IFMA / EMF European Championships sees Europe’s best athletes coming together in the spirit of sport, fair play and friendship.
Twenty-four bouts were held today with medals going a-begging across male and female bouts, as well as spots in the eleven World Games weight divisions The winning athletes entered the arena led by a parade of women dressed in traditional Croatian dress, and received their medals from a variety of local and international dignitaries – […]
The World Games mascots Hansel and Gretel have been visiting with us here in Croatia for the European Championships, and they bravely hopped over the ropes yesterday for their first experience of muaythai! Eleven athletes who succeed at this EMF/ IFMA championships qualify for some of the final berths at The World Games in Wroclaw, […]
Another cracking day of muaythai here in Split with 29 fights for male and female athletes in the rings! The day starts early here with medical checks and weigh-ins for athletes from 7am – and of course that means the doctors and referees are up at that hour too. Good thing we all love muaythai […]