The Muaythai community is excited to be once again included on the sport programme for the Arafura Games, taking place in Darwin, Australia next year. The Games encourage the sharing of sporting and cultural knowledge in the Asia-Pacific region, with Muaythai adding a traditional flavour to the mix. Read More
Representatives from eighty two countries participated in this year’s annual congress, which was filled with presentations to discuss many future activities, campaigns.
The President Dr. Tapsuwan, welcomed all the representatives from the national federations, the IFMA Executive Board, the guests from the Russian government, National Olympic and thanked the city of Saint Petersburg and the Russian Muaythai Federation for a fantastic 2013. He also thanked SportAccord for declaring this a test event and for holding a workshop and being part of the Opening Ceremony.
2011 Arafura Games in Australia, again was a major success for muaythai with the stadium filled to the bursting point every competition day, making muaythai one of the main attractions at the Arafura Games.
The final medal tally was a big success for the host of the upcoming IFMA World Championships as Uzbekistan was overall the best team. Australia came at a close second and Thailand third.
Macau really improved in the last 12 months and received the 2011 most improved team award.
South Africa got the trophy for the most spirited team.
The best boxer was given to Artur Kodirkulov, Uzbekistan, and the best Wai Khru went to Toby Wilcox, winner of Oceania Junior division.
The world is looking forward to the 2013 Arafura Games and IFMA is planning to make this a qualifying event to the 2013 Sport Accord Combat Games, so Darwin will see the best of the best attending.
Thank you Arafura, thank you Darwin for an unforgettable 2011 event.