Team Australia earns 18 medals at IFMA Muay Thai Youth Worlds
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Youth awarded for outstanding Muay Thai performance

IFMA Youth World Championships 2018 was held from 2 to 10 August at the National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The event featured almost 700 young competitors from 82 countries. Following the final round of competition International Federation of Muaythai Amateur awarded a few athletes “who really stood out, either for their ring skills or their exemplary behaviour during the tournament,” the organization stated in the report.

Among everything, Team Australia was outlined as the Top 3 largest travelling delegations, bringing 37 fighters to the event. It followed Turkey which was represented by 44 athletes, while Russia brought the biggest squad comprising 71 competitors.

The host team Thailand was represented by 81 athletes, claiming 30 Gold medals.

Team Australia earned 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. Topping up the bill, Sophie Curtain received the “Outstanding Girl Over 14” award for “showing the best muaythai skill and technique”, adding the third Gold to her collection.

The next year IFMA Muay Thai Youth World Championships is held in Antalya, Turkey. The schedule is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.