Team Kazakhstan cheering!
After months of training and qualifications and a colourful opening ceremony, the competitions officially started.
Twenty-two buses filled with athletes and officials left the event hotel for the National Stadium, where 62 exciting bouts were planned for the day. The entire event was live streamed and the area packed to the last seat. A colourful display of national flags and uniforms made this a memorable day for athletes and spectators alike. Read More
PLEASE BE REMINDED THERE WILL BE A TEAM MANAGER MEETING ON SUN 28TH @ 09.30 IN GARDEN 3 ON 2ND FLOOR
- Muaythai Live Show & Dinner Confirmations
- School Exchange Programme details
- Wai Kru, Muay Aerobic & Muay Boran competitions
- Closing Ceremony
Some of the countries at the IFMA Youth champs
The IFMA Youth World Championships 2016 opened with a colourful ceremony under the united message of, “One World, One Muaythai” advocating a message of respecting each other regardless of differences. 62 countries with proud athletes marched into a standing ovation and rousing applause from the stadium, chaired by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand HE Kobkarn Wattanvrangkul. Read More
FIRST BOUTS TOMORROW 26TH START @ 14.00
BUSES WILL START DEPARTING HOTEL AT 12.00
LUNCH SERVICE WILL BEGIN @ 11.00
*Teams that have been staying in over-flow hotels can check-out and bring their bags to concierge at Official Hotel at 9 AM. Ambassador Hotel staff will be standing by in the respective lobbies to assist your move. You can check-in to the Official Hotel starting 12 Noon.
Over 1,000 athletes and support people registered today at the IFMA Youth World Championships, with many teams swollen by proud parents travelling to support their kids. Read More
Teams from 60 countries are arriving in Bangkok this week for the IFMA Youth championships confirmed by the world governing body IFMA.
The championships start tomorrow with the young athletes and their support arriving in the Thai capital this week. Up to 1,000 people are expected altogether. Many countries including Canada, Belgium and Australia arrived early to take advantage of the training opportunities in the city, Thailand being the home of Muaythai. Read More
With the spirit of the 2016 Olympic Games burning inside them, Team Brazil boarded their plane to the IFMA Youth World Championships of 2016. With the entire Brazilian team watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games, inspired by outstanding performances of athletes from around the world, the Brazilian Youth Team proudly took off from Rio de Janerio en route to Bangkok. Read More
It was a true honour for AIMS President, SportAccord Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox to have been invited during their time at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, to speak on the topic of Youth and Sustainable Development Goals at an exclusive event hosted by UN-Habitat and Nexus Brazil. Read More
President Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan stated that it is a true honour for Thailand to be hosting for the first time the Youth World Championships and that the country takes pride in welcoming all participants from all five continents. He also added that Thailand has big shoes to fill after past successful events in Malaysia, Russia and Istanbul. Read More
Over 2000 participants from all Turkey states participated in the qualification rounds for the 2016 IFMA World Championships. The forty winners will proudly wear the Turkish national uniform when they board their flight from Istanbul to Bangkok next week. Hasan Yildiz, the vice-president of the Turkish Muaythai Association said that grass roots youth development is important for Turkish Muaythai to build for the future and ensure that Turkey will continue to be one of the leading countries in the Muaythai world. Read More
Kazakhstan Muaythai Federation took part in celebrating Youth Day in its capital city, Astana. The young athletes demonstrated the fundamentals values of the sport such as its cultural aspect and its deep history. Read More
Muaythai has been gaining more and more popularity in Iraq, and the national team has its sights set on garnering more international success in Bangkok where they have entered a big team to compete at the upcoming Youth World Championships. Read More
America is sending a youth team this year with over 20 boxers travelling to Bangkok for the Youth Championships. Read More
Nili Block is one of the most outstanding female athletes in the world but she is also one of the most outstanding social activists in her home country Israel contributing to raising the sport from the grass roots. Read More