At the end of the muaythai World University Championships special awards were given out to athletes who stood out for their sporting skills, and also to athletes who showed the true muaythai spirit and character in some way during the event. These awards are separate to the medals which are won in the ring.
Today was the last chance to qualify for the finals at the muaythai World University Championships with semi-finals in men’s and women’s divisions. Tears of joy and sadness along with some of the most exciting muaythai match-ups of the tournament.
Today was an exciting day for 24 muaythai athletes as they became the first competitors at the World University Championships in Pattaya, Thailand. It was the culmination of months of hard work by each young student, as they made their dreams a reality.
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.
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.