IFMA Muay Thai European Championships in Prague
European Muay Thai Championships 2018 are open / Pic: IFMA

European Muay Thai Championships in Prague

The most important European Muay Thai event of the year is now officially open. Czech Republic hosts the sports fiesta at the TipSport Arena in Prague. The first round of the bouts is scheduled for tomorrow.

“The Muay Thai athletes of Europe were welcomed to Prague with an exciting display of song and dance bringing Czech culture right into the ring,” IFMA reported on Sunday. “Each national team was represented by one competitor, with the flags carried by very young athletes, wearing ‘Sport Is Your Gang’ shirt, from Muay Thai gyms in Prague.”

A full list of athletes partaking in the competition is available on IFMA Live. The bouts are scheduled for broadcast on the organization’s channel on YouTube.

IFMA European Championships is an Olympic system tournament. It features features male and female competitors battling out for medals. The athletes contest in their respective age and weight classes.

IFMA European Championships 2018 precedes FISU World University Championships. The event is held in Pattaya, Thailand from July 21 to July 31.