It is with great pleasure that we officially release the official Event Report of the 12th IFMA Youth World Championships which were held in Bangkok, Thailand from 27th August – 2nd September 2016. The event was hosted by the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, under the sanctioning of IFMA.
Sport is an incredible tool to shape the lives and characters of the young, which is why IFMA believes in the importance of creating an event where the youth are at the very heart. Apart from the elite level competition for muaythai’s young athletes, the event offered cultural activities aimed at promoting Olympism to the youth as a philosophy of life.
Ideals such as Fair Play, Sportsmanship and Social Responsibility were the focus, and the event was the perfect opportunity to also engage the youth in IFMA’s campaign in cooperation with UN Women to End Violence against Women by targeting the young and impressionable with messages on the importance of building respectful relationships.
Blending sport with culture and education is the platform of the Olympic Movement, and IFMA will continue to use the unique power of muaythai to bring together cultures and races from the youngest age from all corners of the globe.
Please enjoy the Event Report of the 2016 IFMA Youth World Championship HERE.