There were almost 700 young athletes from 82 countries gathered in Bangkok this week, all showing great muaythai skill and talent. And among them were a few who really stood out either for their ring skills or their exemplary behaviour during the tournament. IFMA honoured these young athletes and some officials at a moving ceremony after the final bouts.
A special Muaythai Gala Dinner was held in honour of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s 80th birthday celebrations, organized by the WMC, IFMA and AMTAT.
Many high profile sporting personalities from around the world attended the dinner, including the President of GAISF, IOC Members and representatives from all martial arts around the world.
Over 1,000 people attended, with representatives from 102 National Muaythai Federations, what was an unforgettable night for all the audience. The evening included a cultural display with Thai dancing, Thai puppet shows and traditional music performances and a delicious dinner.