It has begun. Nearly 70 teams out of an expected 83 teams are already checked into Bangkok for the Youth World Championships with a record number of delegates expected ti bring the overall number to close to 1,200.
The Royal Thai Government, The Amateur Muaythai Association under Royal Patronage and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur made a combined press conference and there could not have been a more appropriate venue than the arena itself.
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.
The Australian Muaythai Federation is preparing for the Youth World Championships with another large team, having 37 young athletes signed up to fly to Thailand in August. This furthers the federation’s aim to develop muaythai from the grassroots level across the country.
IFMA runs a strong youth programme, with an annual Youth World Championships as the focus, and a number of those young athletes graduated to senior ranks at the Cancun 2018 championships. Some even won medals on their first outing, proving the value of competition at a young age.
The Curtain siblings from Australia won three medals at the IFMA Youth Worlds earlier this year, claiming two golds and a bronze medal. Twins Emily and Sophie Curtain turned 16 during the tournament but didn’t let that excitement distract from their golden mission. Brother Bradley in the older division claimed bronze adding to the family’s […]
During the IFMA Youth World Championships, the world’s young muaythai leaders join together for a conference discussing muaythai from their standpoint. This year IFMA youth from 79 countries come together in the athletes’ hotel to discuss doping, education and sport.