Muay Thai at Arafura Games 2019 in Darwin, Australia
Muay Thai at Arafura Games 2019 in Darwin, Australia | Pic: Facebook / arafuragames2019

Sporting fiesta Arafura Games takes place in Darwin, Australia from April 26 to May 4. Muay Thai is featured on the roster of 17 sports in total, including Table Tennis, Indoor Volleyball, Weightlifting, among others. Moreover, the event is a qualification tournament (in selected weight classes) for The World Games 2021 in Birmingham.

The championship bouts were held on Wednesday and Thursday. Seven Gold medals were on the line on the first day of the finals, preceding five outings on the second. Five tickets were at stake: three in male (57 kg, 63.5 kg, 91 kg) and two in female (57 kg, 63.5 kg) divisions.

Among the bouts, Thai Sakchai Chamchit took the decision against Filipino Ariel Lee Lampacan in their 54 kg encounter. The 57 kg battle between Almaz Sarsembekov of Kazakhstan and Vladislav Mykytas of Ukraine was declared as draw. The pair “will now have to decide who is the strongest in their category at the World Championships in Bangkok,” IFMA reported. The license in the division for TWG 2021, as understood, remains vacant.

Ukrainian Igor Liubchenko earned his 63.5 kg ticket to Birmingham by way of TKO against French Lorenzo Sammartino. In addition, another representative of Ukraine Oleh Pryimachov scored the decision against Jakub Klauda of Czech Republic in their 91 kg contest.

The 57 kg women’s division saw French Anaelle Angerville taking a decision against the representative of the country-host Rebecca Rooney. As well, Australian Zoe Putorak came out victorious from her 63.5 kg bout against Thai Janejra Wankrue, also by decision.

The complete results in class “A” can be found below.

Final Muay Thai results from Arafura Games 2019

Male
54 kg Sakchai Chamchit (THA) def. Ariel Lee Lampacan (PHI) by points (30-27)
57 kg Almaz Sarsembekov (KAZ) vs. Vladislav Mykytas (UKR) – declared draw
63.5 kg Igor Liubchenko (URK) def. Lorenzo Sammartino (FRA) by TKO R1 (Referee stoppage)
67 kg Speth Norbert Attila (HUN) def. Lloyd Dean (AUS) by points (30-27)
71 kg Damon Nelson (AUS) def. Man Kongsib (THAI) by points (30-27)
75 kg Zoltan Nardelotti (HUN) def. Chad Pinkney (AUS) by points (30-27)
81 kg Ilyass Hbibali (UAE) def. Vernon Jun Long Tan (SGP) by points (29-28)
91 kg Oleh Pryimachov (UKR) def. Jakub Klauda (CZE) by points (30-27)

Female
51 kg Cheryl Gwa (SGP) def. Kelly Ramsbottom (AUS) by points (30-27)
54 kg Yolanda Schmidt (AUS) def. Sutita Klinlookin (THAI) by KO R1
57 kg Anaelle Angerville (FR) def. Rebecca Rooney (AUS) by points (30-26)
63.5 kg Zoe Putorak (AUS) def. Janejra Wankrue (THAI) by points (30-27)

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