Archive for August, 2022

IFMA Youth World Championships 2022: Spectacular Opening

August 11th, 2022

Sunway Lagoon Beach was the venue for the spectacular opening celebrating unity in diversity bringing together over 100 countries in sporting and cultural exchange. The opening included traditional Malay performances showing the rich culture from all parts of Malaysia and a touching moment when 101 youth flag bearers from all Malaysian regions dressed in traditional dress paraded onto the main stage. There were many VIPs at the event lead by His Excellency the Prime Minister of Malaysia ...

History will be made in Malaysia

August 10th, 2022

The IFMA YWC is with no doubt, one of IFMA’s flagship events bringing together youth from all five continents in sporting, cultural and educational exchange. IFMA believes in unity in diversity which is based on one of the most important foundational philosophies of respect – respecting social cultures and backgrounds, gender and opinions, IFMA enhances these important foundations and philosophies not only in competition but also cultural and educational aspects. Each and every member of ...

Western Australia Title to be Contested at Domination 26

August 9th, 2022

Domination 26 is just 11 days out which will see some of Australia's best take on a team of Nak Muays from the motherland of the sport, Thailand. Recently added to the card is a WMC title fight which will see Stephan Lottering take on Meeka Michael for the Western Australian title. Both fighters have put in the work ahead of this fight and are in tip-top condition so no doubt this will be a ...

Gender Equality at Rajadamnern Stadium

August 5th, 2022

Thailand’s oldest and most famous stadium, Rajadamnern Stadium, has included female Muaythai into their official cards breaking old traditions. IFMA, the world governing body of Muaythai recognized by the International Olympic Committee, signed an MoU with Rajadamnern Stadium at the last IFMA World Championships 2022 General Assembly in Abu Dhabi outlining the importance of IFMA’s non-discrimination and gender equality policy. A special ceremony was held at Rajadamnern Stadium and today will see the first official female competition ...

IFMA Praised for Universality at The World Games 2022

August 5th, 2022

IFMA and Muaythai was praised for their universality having medal winners from all 5 continents. IFMA very much believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be part of sport regardless of economic status, origin and background. The qualifications for The World Games took place for more than 2 years with over 20,000 athletes trying to qualify for the 96 spots (48 female, 48 male) with full gender equality.

Sveva Melillo Receives Recognition for Gold Medal at the World Games

August 4th, 2022

Sveva Melillo received a warm welcome upon her return from the World Games in Birmingham USA as she was hosted by the Mayor and the Municipal Councilor of Sports of her city, Viterbo. Sveva won gold in the 54kg category returning home to a warm reception from her many friends and family. The Mayor of the city, Chiara Frontini, and the Municipal Councilor delegated to Sport and Wellness, Federico Tonnicchi greeted Sveva and her team ...

UAE First to Arrive

August 3rd, 2022

Less than 10 days to the opening of the IFMA Youth World Championship 2022 in beautiful Malaysia where over 1500 youth from all 5 continents will compete in this annual Muaythai event hosted every year in a different country. UAE, only 4 months ago, was the host of the IFMA Senior World Championships and in IFMA’s tradition, is the first team to arrive in Malaysia. The President of the UAE and Asian Muaythai Federation, His ...

ASEAN Muaythai University Games a Big Success

August 2nd, 2022

Muaythai is once again proud to be part of the ASEAN University Games together with many sports such as fencing, sport climbing, tennis, badminton, volleyball, archery, athletics, swimming, Karate, Judo, and the list goes on. The event which runs from the 26th of July to the 6th of August saw the best university students coming together in excellence in mind and body. The Director General of IFMA, Charissa Tynan stated that this event is very important for Asia building up ...

Iman Barlow Raises the Benchmark

August 2nd, 2022

Iman Barlow received a great honour from the local council and mayor of her city Alan Hewson upon her return from the World Games in Birmingham to award her efforts as an international sports person. Iman received a gold medal at the Games before being awarded a Gold Bench and Plaque, by her local council to commemorate her success. Iman won gold at the 2021 IFMA World Championships in Bangkok earning her a spot in ...

IFMA Mourns the Loss of a Diamond

August 1st, 2022

Today the IFMA Family celebrates the life of Muaythai athlete, Sarayut Klinming “Panphet (Pan Diamond) Phadungchai.” Panphet passed away on July 23rd, 2022 at 8:30pm at the age of 25. He will always be remembered for his courage, skill and strength in the ring and for his love for his family by keeping them as a pillar of his heart and mind. Panphet’s family is proud of his achievements both in his academic and sporting life. ...

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