Aslander Zikreev Russia doing the ritual Wai Khru dance before winning his place at The World Games
Finals day at the IFMA World Cup in Kazan, with 11 spots for The World Games 2017 up for grabs across male and female places.
After a long and exciting day we had eight new athletes to add to the IFMA roster for The World Games as three of the gold medal winners previously qualified during other championships. Read More
Day Three already at the IFMA World Cup in Kazan and we are as they say approaching the business end of the tournament with The World Games places looming large! Read More
IFMA athletes have gathered again to battle for a place at The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. And we’re delighted Hansel and Gretel, the mascots for the 2017 Games have joined us once more!
They are now working with IFMA on our project to end violence against women in partnership with UN-Women under the #heforshe banner. Read More
Turkey (red) vs Turkmeistan at 54kgs
Thrills and spills were the order of the day in Kazan during Day Two as the competition ramped up across the two rings. Read More
The first bouts of the IFMA World Cup in Kazan have taken place, with male and female athletes from around the world competing for 11 places at The World Games next summer in Wroclaw. Read More
Lit by pulsing strobe lights, the stage was set for athletes representing their countries to introduce their flags to the cheering crowd at the Kazan IFMA World Cup. Time for the first steps on the Road to Wroclaw for some of our athletes as the battle for places at The World Games continues. Read More
Medical checks to start the tournament
Athletes and officials from around the world represented their countries today at the weigh-ins and checks for the opening of the IFMA World Cup in Kazan.
This exciting tournament is also a qualifier for The World Games in Wroclaw next year, with the gold medal winners from 11 weigh categories in male and female divisions going on to that multi-sport tournament. Read More
Gold at 71kgs for Russia, silver for Sweden and bronze for Croatia, Turkey
Twenty-four bouts were held today with medals going a-begging across male and female bouts, as well as spots in the eleven World Games weight divisions
The winning athletes entered the arena led by a parade of women dressed in traditional Croatian dress, and received their medals from a variety of local and international dignitaries – followed of course by a rush for the ultimate selfie! Read More
Day four already with gold medal day getting ever closer for our athletes with bronze won in many bouts today under a blue Croatian sky.
We had 23 bouts today in two rings between male and female athletes, and it was an intense day for our judges. Read More
Germany gets blocked by Czech Republic
Day Two on October 25th saw such a high standard of competition that the national TV station in Croatia extended its coverage by two hours.
Male and female athletes battled it out in 28 intense bouts across two rings for the afternoon and into the early evening.
Russia and Finland await their fate!
The opening day of competition in Split, Croatia on October 24th saw some 29 great bouts in two rings including women and men. After the emotion of the opening ceremony it was time to get down to business. Read More
Hansel and Gretel, mascots of the World Games visited the sights in the ancient city of Split in Croatia. They enjoyed a beautiful walk and even met with some Roman soldiers. Read More
Uzbekistan and Germany have a Wai Khru war before they fight!
Seventy-six matches, a record number for the Youth World Championships and eight hours of fantastic performances to the capacity crowd at the 2016 IFMA Youth World Championships. Read More