All muaythai national teams which have been sent by various NOCs of Asia have arrived in Da Nang. They settled into their hotels situated along one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. But it all went down to business today. After the official weigh-in, the official draw took place to find out who is matched up against who.Dato Shahnnaz Azmi, FAMA Vice President and Technical Delegate of the 5thAsian Beach Games opened the meeting, welcoming all athletes, delegates and the representatives of the various NOCs and gave a detailed report on the week ahead.Special thanks were given by the IFMA President, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, as he welcomed all delegates, showing the importance and recognition IFMA and FAMA are giving to this important event.
A special welcome speech was also made by the representative of the Organising Committee, Ms.Tu Le Na, welcoming the delegates and wishing them good luck for the competition and an unforgettable time in Da Nang.
Furthermore, AIMS President and SportAccord Vice President, Mr. Stephan Fox, also had the honour to give a welcoming speech. He spoke of importance of the spirit of friendship and fair play, as well as the unique opportunity for everybody to not only enjoy this beautiful part of the world, but to visit and learn about other sports, as they will also come to enjoy muaythai.
After this a special thank you was given to the Vietnamese Muaythai Federation, the draw began.