The Minister of Tourism and Sport who was initially abroad for the opening of the Royal World Cup, has returned to invite representatives from the IFMA Athletes’ Commission for a morning meeting at the National Stadium. The minister who was truly impressed by the numbers of participants wanted to convey her thanks to the world.

Mrs. Kobkarn visited the site of the Royal World Cup and spent the morning watching the athletes from participating countries training at the official venue of the competition. The Minister was impressed that muaythai is practiced all over the world by even the youngest people, making sure that renowned muaythai champions receive worthy heirs that are already paving their way towards the highest sports awards today.

Jornalists from the Thai national TV Channel interviewed athletes from Mexico, Israel, Peru and many other countries.  The Australian team, accompanied by their mascot were camera favourites, as well as the Italian team represented by the new generation entering the lowest age limit and starting their journey in the world of sport.

The Minister wished all the participants a great event, to gain new experiences, make friends and take back the best memories from Thailand and the Royal World Cup which has become an event uniting continents in the aspiration for excellence in the ring and friendship out of it.