The semi-finals at the Muaythai Asian Beach Games competition was a day which will linger in memories of those who bore witness forever thanks to the amazing atmosphere. Great sporting performances and a packed VIP section made this the most popular day of any sport in the games.
In the women’s 60 kg semi-final Thailand beat Kazakhstan while Vietnam beat Turkmenistan to set up the final match. In the men’s 60 kg division China beat Iraq, while Vietnam beat Thailand in a fight which received a standing ovation from all the fans in the stadium. In the men’s 57 kg division Kazakhstan beat Vietnam while Thailand beat Korea. In 63 kg division Iran beat China while Kazakhstan beat Iraq setting up the final.
In the 71 kg division Vietnam beat Kazakhstan, while Iran beat China. In the 71 to 75 kg division India beat Tajikistan, while China beat the Philippines. In the 75-81 kg division Jordan beat Lebanon with China already in the final. This will set up a fantastic final day with fighters from China, Hong Kong, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Singapore, Thailand and the home country Vietnam ready to go for gold.