Muay Thai makes debut as a medal sport at The World Games 2017
World champion Dmitry Valent of Team Belarus at IFMA 2017 Minsk

The World Games 2017: Historic event for Muay Thai.

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association (IWGA). The competition is organized under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The upcoming TWG 2017 in Poland is the tenth event, with a previous edition held in Colombia in 2013.

Athletes from 111 countries are expected to compete at this year’s World Games held from July 20 to July 30 in Wroclaw. The event reportedly has already made two new records. Eight more countries feature on the roster, as well as the agreements have been made to broadcast the event in new places, including China and Germany. In summary, approximately 4,000 athletes from 31 sports will participate in the TGW 2017 televised across the Planet.

“I am delighted in the global interest in The World Games that we are seeing,” said the President of the IWGA, Jose Perurena. “The World Games 2017 broadcasts will reach a record number of countries, and the participants will come from more countries than ever before. It will be great to see them all in Wroclaw in July.”

Muay Thai at The World Games 2017

This year the Art of Eight Limbs makes its debut as a full medal sport. As many as 88 Muay Thai fighters will battle out at the historic event. The list includes 24 women and 64 men from five continents.

Over 1,000 qualification tournaments were held during the last two years. Over 20,000 participants have aspired to earn the ticket to become a pioneer of Muay Thai at The World Games. The most recent championship was IFMA 2017 held in Belarus in May.

The International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) has started revealing the names of those, who will compete for the place on the podium at the 2017 Muaythai World Games. The organization formally publishes the names of the athletes and the relevant divisions on its official website.

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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.

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