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

FISU Muay Thai World University Championship 2018

A conclusive round of competition at FISU Muay Thai World University Championship in Pattaya featured the second day of final bouts. The programme showcased nine outings, comprising five male and four female contests.

“Today was a bitter-sweet day as the excitement of the finals mixed with the last few hours of what has been a warm and welcoming championships,” International Federation of Muaythai Amateur reported. “Nine gold medals were awarded along with silver and bronze to some of the best young muaythai athletes around.”

Among the bouts, the representative of the country-host Yutthana Takhianvan became the 51 kg champion, scoring a decision against Bakytzhan Arifkhanov of Kazakhstan. His Thai-fellow Yadrung Teahiran, known as “Chommanee Sor Taehiran”, took the decision against Russian Maria Klimova, as well as Gold at the women’s 57 kg class.

The day before, Diandra Martin earned Gold for Australia when she stopped local Phaenphloi Saeaia in the women’s 63.5 kg division.

“A beautiful closing ceremony wrapped up the day, with Thai musicians and dancers bringing in the 23 flags of the countries where the students live. There were 71 different universities represented here this week, and they can all be justly proud of the huge effort their students made – whether winning medals or taking part.”

The complete results can be found on IFMA website.

FISU Muay Thai World University Championship 2018 was held from 23 to 29 July in Pattaya. The next event on amateur Muay Thai calendar is Youth World Championships 2018 held from 2 to 10 August in Bangkok. Team Australia brings 37 fighters-participants from six different states.