Australian Muay Thai Team ready for IFMA Youth World Championships
Team Australia: Alexia Johnson at IFMA Muay Thai Youth World Championships 2017 / Pic: Facebook

IFMA Muay Thai Youth World Championships 2018

IFMA Youth World Championships takes place at the National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand from August 2 to August 10. The event is an annual gathering of young Muay Thai athletes battling out for medals in the Olympic-system tournament.

This year Team Australia brings to Bangkok as many as 37 fighters-participants from six different states. In 2017 the squad earned medals in both male and female classes.

“Competing at international level is a challenge, it’s a tough challenge and it makes them stronger people,” said Anthony Manning of Muay Thai Australia. “It gives them a good character, and it’s great for them to see what kids all over the world are doing the same thing.”

The upcoming event “promises to be the biggest and best Youth World Championships so far,” International Federation of Muaythai Amateur stated this week. “It’s clear Team Australia will be a threat once again and are determined to stake places on the medal podiums.”