Starting today, Thailand hosts the academic muaythai youth family with students from all over the world competing together. IFMA’s philosophy is a good fit with FISU, both promoting sports values and encouraging young athletes to apply these values to their everyday lives.
The organising committee for the muaythai World University Championships invited all participants to a feast of traditional Thai seafood dishes in a beach-side restaurant, to celebrate this inaugural event.
There is a lot of fun and friendship at muaythai events, but today the focus was on the competition with the first weigh-in and the Draw taking place. Now the athletes from each of the 23 countries know who they will face, starting tomorrow afternoon.
Today saw the arrival of many muaythai teams for the first World University Championships in Thailand, with more expected tomorrow. FISU president Oleg Matytsin said the athletes are part of a new wave of sports joining FISU with 34 events being held globally.
The Jordan Olympic Committee congratulated the nine countries which sent muaythai teams to the 2018 Arab muaythai club championships in Jordan this week. The successful event welcomed teams of juniors, women and men and was under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Iman Bint Al Hussein.
A Press Conference was held to launch the first muaythai World University Championships under FISU which takes place later this month. This is an exciting development for young muaythai athletes, and follows a previous University Cup event.
In just a few weeks university sport turns to Thailand for the Muaythai World University Championships with student athletes from nearly 40 countries expected.
Muaythai became a proud member of FISU in 2015 at the SportAccord Convention when IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan signed an agreement with the FISU President Mr Claude-Louis Gallien.