FISU Muay Thai World University Championship
FISU Muay Thai World University Championship 2018 / Pic: IFMA

FISU Muay Thai World University Championship 2018

Following the second round, the third day of competition at FISU Muay Thai University World Championship featured the representatives of twenty-two universities, “with some athletes competing at quarter-final stage, which means medals are around the corner,” International Federation of Muaythai Amateur reported. The programme comprised 12 bouts with eleven male and one female contest.

In the 57 kg male division Belarusian Mikalai Sviadomski took the first-round stoppage win against Rawad Alam Eddine of Lebanon. In the same class Almaz Sarsembekov of Kazakhstan scored a unanimous decision against the representative of the country-host Pakorn Yodphaka.

The 57 kg women’s outing featured famed Thai Yadrung Tehiran aka “Chomanee” up against Jenelyn Olseim of Philippines. The bout went the distance with the local fighter earning a unanimous decision.

“All of these athletes are young and dividing their time between studies and Muay Thai. “But it seems clear from talking to them that they’re taking the lessons of perseverance and determination from Muay Thai and applying that to earn academic success,” stated in the report.

FISU Muay Thai Uni Worlds is held in Pattaya, Thailand from 23 to 29 July. Australia is represented by Diandra Martin of ACT who takes on Thai Phaenphloi Saeaia on July 28 in the 63.5 kg women’s bout.

The complete fight results can be found on the official website of IFMA. The video of the bouts is available on the organization’s channel on YouTube.