Junior Wai Khru Competition a terrific hit + Photos

Twenty-one countries participated in the Wai Khru competition as part of the Kids and Junior World Championships, across four age divisions. The competition was judged on all aspects of the Wai Khru, integrating the cultural and technical aspects of Muaythai, with the inclusion of each country’s own cultural signature. The competition was held in a draw system, with two athletes from two different countries facing each other in the four age divisions, with the winner moving into the next round.

The special age divisions for the Wai Khru competition were 8-9, 10-11, 12-14, 15-17.

The performances were outstanding, with the children and youth beautifully blending the cultural and sporting elements in the perfect balance which underpin Muaythai. The athletes demonstrated serious talent for the art form, which made it truly exceptional and moving to watch.

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The competition proved to be extremely popular with the audience, and it will now be maintained as an important feature in every future Kids and Junior Championships.

The gold and silver medallists were:

Male Division

Age 8-9

POL LLORET                              SPAIN

ZEKİ SIKILGAN                           TUR

Age 10-11

MEHER ESADZADE                   AZERBAIJAN

M.ENES KOSİFOĞLU                 TUR

Age 12-14

PRATYA KONKHAMYAI               THAILAND

MUHAMMED FUAD KALESH       LEBANON

Age 15-17

KURALBAYEV ABYLAY               KAZAKHSTAN

MUHAMED ABBAS                      IRAQ

 

Female Division

Age 8-9

BEYZA ESMA YEŞİL     TUR

ANDELA PADZA            CRO

Age 10-11

MEHER ESADZADE      AZERBAIJAN

M.ENES KOSİFOĞLU    TUR

Age 12-14

ON UMA JANYAMA        THAILAND

DİLAN YILMAZ                TUR

Age 15-17

LUCIJA PANCIROV         CROATIA

ÖZLEM ÇELİKTÜRK       TUR