Day 2 saw again a stadium packed, with a great atmosphere, from the opening bell to the last second. Over 30 countries were due to fight, with the cadets once again stealing the show, performing beautiful wai khrus, and skills far beyond their ages. Outstanding sportsmanship was the key, with the kids showing the highest respect to each other.
The IFMA Kids and Juniors World Championships 2013 is proving to be a hit. While competition is the spice, too much spice can spoil a meal, which is why a healthy balance has been found, ensuring that the emphasis lies on fun and making friends, having cultural exchange and leaving with fond memories later. Youth activities have been planned every day, which are just as important in the Championships as the competition itself.
The opening of the IFMA Kids and Juniors World Championships 2013 must be described as a cultural milestone. Over 400 kids from forty countries travelled to the beautiful city of Istanbul to take part in this proud chapter in IFMA’s history. Seeing the enthusiasm in the eyes of these children and youth made the event even more special.