Unstoppable “Springbok” Yolanda Schmidt from New South Wales is having a busy month.

Last weekend Yolanda Schmidt has competed at Muay Thai Australia tournament held on the Gold Coast. The event was a selection to the National team, which will take part at IFMA World championships in Sweden next May. In the final round Schmidt has defeated Pia Salgado, as well as taken the required qualification for the next year world’s major start.

“I’ve went up with my heart set on winning the gold. The final was between myself and a girl I fought in my second fight ever, when I’ve first started fighting two years back. Was a great match up,” Schmidt said.

“Ecstatic to have won. Sweden in May 2016 will be something awesome. I’ve never been there and it would be awesome to go see another country and represent Australia in Europe.”

IFMA 2016 Sweden will be the second venture for Yolanda Schmidt representing Australian Nation on the World’s stage. Last August she has brought a bronze medal from Thailand, as well as getting international recognition and respect after her win over Thai eminent female fighter Chomanee.

Already next weekend on October 31st, Schmidt is fighting Rozi Komlos. The challenge is set to highlight the Real Hero fight night in Sydney. Rozi Komlos is Australia based experienced fighter, originally from Hungary.

“I expect a tough fight. And I am excited to fight on home ground here in Sydney, as I have not fought here for over a year.”

Real Hero Club is a popular Pro-Am and International muaythai fight night held in Sydney’s suburb of West Ryde, NSW.

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.