The Final of the Silk Road Cup 2013 has attracted many dignitaries, such as the President of SportAccord, Mr. Verbruggen, the President of IFMA, Dr. Tapsuwan, General Thanajaro, IFMA General Secretary Mr. Fox, EMF General Secretary Mr. Szlachta, and member of the Thai Government Sports Commission, Mr. Uthaiviankul, the President of the Uzbekistan Muaythai Federation and FAMA Vice President Mr. Tashmatov and General Secretary of the Uzbekistan NOC, Mr. Kasimov.
Saturday the 18th of May will be a historical day for Muaythai, with the final of the Silk Road Cup taking place in Uzbekistan.
The story of the Silk Road is one of grand adventure. From China to India, through Southeast Asia, Persia, Arabia and into the ancient Mediterranean, the Silk Road once stretched through baking deserts, over treacherous mountain passes, and across lush landscapes.
The route was traveled by merchants and caravans, explorers, and conquerors in search of wealth, trade, and new lands. The result was a mix of culture and civilization which marked the history of our world.
As every year, in a special gala presentation, federations and individuals which have done special events or social projects are shown appreciation by IFMA.
First, the City of Saint Petersburg, the Russian Muaythai Federation and President Dmitry Putilin were thanked for hosting the 2012 IFMA World Championships.