Standing on top of a podium is every athlete’s dream. Standing with dignity and pride to a cheering crowd while the national anthems of the representative’s countries are being played.
(L-R: Iraj Arallou Azizpour Iran / World Champion Tsotne Rogava Ukraine 91+kgs / Jakub Klauda Czech Republic Silver 91kgs
World Champion Svetlana Vannikova Russia 63.5kgs / Naoil Tita France Bronze 63.5kgs / World Champion Patricia Axling Sweden 57kgs )
Muaythai is an IOC recognised sport. IFMA championships are from the highest standard as we respect and acknowledge the achievements of our youth and our athletes, therefore the IFMA medal ceremony on the last day of every competition plays a very important part. This year at Minsk was no exception with a great parade, presenters, flag ceremonies and the national anthems played by the national orchestra.
The smiling faces of the medal winners speak for themselves and IFMA applauds you and for the ones that did not make it to the podium this year, you will be inspired at this moment to work harder for the next championships.
Congratulations to all the winners we salute you!