The Youth World Championships 2018 attracted young muaythai athletes from around the world who showed amazing skills in the ring, became stars of the gala night, tried the seats at the United Nations headquarters in Asia and made friendships sure to last for years to come.
Bangkok has just hosted a week-long celebration of youth muaythai, and the international diplomatic community came out in force to support the young athletes.
There were almost 700 young athletes from 82 countries gathered in Bangkok this week, all showing great muaythai skill and talent. And among them were a few who really stood out either for their ring skills or their exemplary behaviour during the tournament. IFMA honoured these young athletes and some officials at a moving ceremony […]
After the successful 2018 SportAccord Convention in Bangkok, the city once again took centre stage to host the United Through Youth World Forum – Bangkok also being the birthplace of the United Through Sports initiative.
Four rings were in action again today with just over 80 gold medal bouts taking place for the boys and girls at the youth world championships in Bangkok. As the medal count mounted it became clear that while some large teams did well, some smaller teams actually won more gold medals.
What an exciting day of muaythai with the youngest athletes battling it out in two rings while their teenage peers faced each other in another two, and the crowds were treated to such high quality action it was hard to tell these were young athletes.
Every muaythai athlete young or old learns a Wai Kru dance to carry out before starting each bout in the ring – and today the young athletes learned from some of the best teachers in Thailand as part of a Giant Open Lesson.