Team Australia at IFMA Muay Thai Youth Worlds
Muay Thai Australia Team at IFMA Youth World Championships 2018 / Pic: Facebook

Eight wins for Australia on the first day of IFMA Muay Thai Youth World Championships 2018

The first round of competition at IFMA Youth World Championships 2018 is in the books. The day featured over 100 bouts among young Muay Thai practitioners, International Federation of Muaythai Amateur reported. The contests are held across four boxing rings located at the National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

As many as 21 Australian Juniors went through the ropes on the first day, aspiring to advance closer to medals. The team is outlined as one of the largest partaking in the event, alongside Thailand and Russia.

“Australia had mixed fortunes with 21 athletes in action, taking eight wins to go forward to the next round, stated in the report. “Among them last year’s gold medal winner Sophie Curtain, her sister Emily competes later in the week.”

“As always in Thailand, there was a large home crowd cheering for the host team which gives an extra bite to proceedings. The larger teams especially Turkey, Russia and Australia have come equipped with chants, whistles and other musical instruments so when you added in four live orchestras playing the muaythai music all day, the arena was buzzing with atmosphere and expectation.”

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