Australian ‘Girl Power’ hunts Gold at IFMA Muay Thai Worlds

Georgia Smith takes first Gold for Team Australia

IFMA Muay Thai World Championships 2019 takes place at the Sports Authority of Thailand in Bangkok from July 19 to July 29. The ten-day sporting fiesta features international competitors battling it out for medals in the Olympic-system tournament.

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On the fifth day of competition the representatives of “Green and Gold” succeeded to earn four victories. Moreover, the first gold medal was collected for Team Australia.

Georgia Smith faced Tatiana Sharkova of Russia in the Female Competitive Class Under 23. The three-round women’s Muay Thai encounter went the distance and ended in favor of Australian competitor, who took the 30-27 decision.

Three other contests featured the semi-final bouts in the Senior Female Elite Class A.

Jessie-Lee Charles went through to the final taking the first-round stoppage against Arena Castro of Peru in the 75 kg class. She is scheduled to face Viktoriia Zhbankova of Russia in the final, who claimed the 30-27 decision against Mensure Karadayi of Turkey.

Zoe Putorak stopped Sara Matsson of Sweden in the second round of their 63.5 kg semi-final. In the contest for Gold, she takes on Angela Whitley of the USA, who defeated Veronika Prokofeva of Russia by 30-27 decision.

In addition, Sze Sze Rowlinson is one step away from Gold in the 48 kg class, after her 29-28 decision win against the representative of Thailand Suphisara Konlak. After winning three fights in three days, in the final outing of IFMA Muay Thai Worlds 2019 she squares off against Tessa Kakkonen of Finland. The latter won her semi-final bout by TKO in the first round against Gulistan Turan of Turkey.

The bouts are scheduled for today (July 28) starting at 1 pm (local time). The Australian “Girl Power” competes on the “Ring B” in the fights 6, 11 and 14 (via Muaythai Australia post on Facebook). Other results from the event can be found on IFMAlive.com.

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