2019 has been another successful year for the IFMA family with a busy schedule showcasing the universality of the art and sport of Muaythai. October saw the Youth World Championships in Antalya with a record number of IFMA’s next generation coming together in cultural and sporting exchange at an event praised by the international sport community for its promotion of sport and peace.
Immediately after was the European Championship in Minsk organised by the Belarus Muaythai Federation, the Sport Ministry and the National Olympic Committee, bringing together 40 European countries. Europe truly has so many famous names in Muaythai making European Championships one of the most watched event in the IFMA calendar.
The SEA Games was next, in the Philippines which topped the IFMA viewerships with South East Asian countries joining the Muaythai competition. The spectators from Laos and Cambodia have been waiting for the appearance of their athletes in the field of play giving them enormous support.
2 simultaneous continental events took place before the year’s end with the Asian Championships in Abu Dhabi and the South American championships in Medellin, Columbia.
Muaythai is truly going viral and its appeal to the the youth and seniors gains global reach.
This shows the continued growth of IFMA and 2020 promises so many exciting moments to share for all IFMA enthusiasts.