Sustainability and awareness of the potential impact athletes can have on a venue are always at the heart of IFMA planning, and the 2018 tournament took this care to a new level.
Team Mexico faced the tough challenge of hosting 77 other muaythai teams in their home, and competing in front of their home supporters. It was a challenge they rose to splendidly, taking 10 medals across male and female divisions.
A fantastic week of muaythai competition concluded today with the final 15 bouts which saw Russia take the best team award, winning medals across men’s and women’s divisions.
In an IFMA tradition the IFMA executive joined the IFMA athletes for a training session early this morning – showing again we are one family and to remind everyone that our shared passion for muaythai brings us together.
Today was a day of rest for all of the athletes and officials attending the IFMA World Championships in Cancun Mexico, and many of them visited the ancient Mayan city of Tulum.
Today we reached the quarter-final stages in some divisions with medals now within reach as the tournament narrows down.
Over 500 athletes from 78 countries come together for the IFMA Athletes Forum organised by the IFMA Athletes Commission during the 2018 World muaythai championships.
Today, the third day of competition saw a number of shock underdog wins but also the progress forward for some of muaythai’s biggest names including Patricia Axling , Andre Kulebin, Dmity Varats, Komsan Tantakhob and Bediha Tacyhildiz. Mexican Ivan Molina took one of the last bouts of the night to great applause.