Asian Beach Games Recap: Full House at Muaythai Finals

The final day of Muaythai at the Asian Beach Games saw a record number for the games. The stadium had to be extended and rebuilt to accommodate for the spectators which was a testament to the popularity of Muaythai at the Games. Many executives from the OCA, local governments and embassies booked their seats early for the VIP section and all were truly filled with Muaythai fever.

IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan thanked the OCA for their vision and the fantastic Games, and truly hopes that Muaythai will be included in the Asian Games. IFMA Sport Director, Charissa Tynan said that the atmosphere of the games was indeed very special and that the athletes were happy with perfect accommodations, food, relaxing and training facilities all within a 2 minute walk to the arena, which made it all an unforgettable experience. FAMA General Secretary, Mervyn Tan, on behalf of His Excellency Mr Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of Kazkhstan and FAMA President, thanked the OCA and stated that these games showed the unity of Asia, the cultural understanding of Muaythai, perfect organization and fantastic promotion for Thailand and most certainly, the sport of Muaythai. IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox stated that this was again, all for the athletes. Congratulations to all the winners and being part of the Games was key even though not everyone could win a gold medal, but a gold medal should definitely be given to the OCA, the organizing committee, the government of Thailand, and the people of Phuket who opened their hearts and homes to all the visitors.

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Team Thailand was the overall champion, but the competition was clearly close and fierce within all the participating countries. Congratulations to all the athletes who came and represented their countries here at the Asian Beach Games.

Day 5 Finals Results


1. Thailand win vs Vietnam, female 48kg class

2. Thailand win vs Vietnam, male 48kg class

3. Thailand win vs Afghanistan, male 51kg class

4. Thailand win vs Korea, female 51kg class

5. Thailand win vs Philippines, male 54kg class

6. Vietnam win vs Kazakhstan, male 57kg class

7. Vietnam win vs Thailand, female 54kg class

8. Thailand win vs Kazakhstan, male 60kg class

9. Uzbekistan win vs China, male 63.5kg class

10. Thailand win vs Iraq, female 57kg class

11. Iran win vs Iraq, male 67kg class

12. Thailand win vs Kazakhstan, male 71kg class

13. Thailand win vs Lebanon, female 60kg class

14. Kazakhstan win vs Iran, male 75kg class

15. Uzbekistan win vs Iran, male 81kg class