IFMA Muay Thai European Championships 2018
IFMA Muay Thai European Championships 2018 / Pic: Czech Fighters

IFMA European Championships Prague 2018

IFMA European Championships 2018 for junior athletes has been concluded, International Federation of Muaythai Amateur reported on Friday. The day also saw several male divisions receiving medals, alongside the semi-final bouts among the women’s competitors.

“The beautiful medals on offer today were made in the shape of the traditional Mongkhon. This headgear is worn by all athletes during the ritual Wai Kru dance done at the start of each bout. All three gold, silver and bronze medals are in this shape to the delight of the athletes – the first time it has been done at an IFMA or EMF event,” stated in the report.

Among the winners, Team Portugal earned two gold medals. Joana Alvares added European Gold to her collection, following IFMA Youth Worlds held last year. In addition, her team-mate Miguel Temporario became the champion in the 60 kg class.

Ajsa Adel Sandorfi took Gold for Hungary, while three athletes out of Denmark received two Gold and one Silver medals. Russia took two Golds and Turkey earned one.

Six semi-final bouts among women went ahead, seeing Swedish, Ukrainian, French and Belarus athletes in action. The complete results can be found at IFMA Live.

The culmination of European Muay Thai Championships 2018 is scheduled to feature the final round in the male and female divisions.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai 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. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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