IFMA Muay Thai World Championships
IFMA Muay Thai World Championships 2018 in Cancun, Mexico / Pic: IFMA

World Muay Thai Championships 2018

The forth day of Muay Thai World Championships 2018 held in Cancun, Mexico is done and dusted. The bouts followed the Athletes Forum, which has appointed the new members on the IFMA Athletes Commission.

The bouts featured some of the top athletes moving closer to medals. The women’s class was dominated by “the big teams of Finland, Sweden, Russia and Turkey,” International Federation of Muaythai Amateur stated in the report.

The organization also outlined the likes of Sabina Mazo of Colombia, who makes her World Championships debut, as well asĀ The World Games 2017 Gold Medalists Sofia Olofsson of Sweden and famed Yadrung “Chomanee” Tehiran of Thailand. In addition, the World Cup 2017 winner Juliette Lacroix of France made highlights.

South American countries, Mexico, Honduras, Peru, Brazil and Colombia were in action, battling out in the male classes. Furthermore, the United Arab Emirates made its debut at IFMA Worlds.

The last two bouts of the day were in the heavyweight divisions with 2016 World Champion from Ukraine Oleh Pryimachov, and Russian Gadzhi Medzhidov advancing to the next round of competition. Earlier on the day Australian Luke Thompson took the decision against Argentine Lucas Alsina in the -91 kg male competitive B class. Thai fighters Aphichet Nakkaeo (48 kg) and 2017 World Champion Arnon Phonkrathnok (51 kg) also took solid wins.

IFMA Muay Thai World Championships 2018 is held in Cancun, Mexico from Thursday May 10 to Saturday May 19, with 79 countries competing. The scoring is available at IFMAlive.com.

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