Muay Thai debuts at The World Games 2017
Muay Thai world champion out of Thailand Superbon Banchamek

The World Games 2017 are held from July 20 to July 30 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The World Games 2017 is a multi-sport event organized every four years by the International World Games Association (IWGA), under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This year the happening is historic with Muay Thai making its debut as a full medal sport, under the governance of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).

“It has been two years of qualifications with 12,400 athletes from 132 countries having participated in series of qualifiers. The 88 winners from 40 countries have now arrived in Wroclaw for the draw of the muaythai segment at the 2017 World Games,” stated in the media release on Thursday.

“Today their fates will be decided on who will square off with who, on the way to become the World Games Champion in Muaythai. The athletes from the host country Poland, carry the hope of the entire nation to make it to the final as on the final day, the VIP section will be graced by the President of The World Games, the Minister for Sport and Tourism of Poland and the Minister of Tourism and Sports Thailand, sitting together to cheer for the athletes, the world games and most important, to cheer for the spirit of sport. Wroclaw, are you ready?!”

In addition, IFMA Muay Thai Youth World Championships 2017 is only a week away. The event is held from 3 to 11 August at Thailand’s National Stadium in Bangkok

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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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