It was a truly remarkable time in Antalya for the entire IFMA Family and especially its younger members who spent memorable competition week in one of the jewels of Turkey.
It was a truly special event for many reasons and the record number of participants counting more than 1300 is the best evidence that Turkey was the best pick for the 2019 IFMA Youth World Muaythai Championships.
IFMA would like to thank the Turkish Muaythai Federation led by its President Mr. Halil Durna and Vice President Hasan Yildiz. Their vision truly came true as youth from the entire world could enjoy the famous Turkish hospitality and spend unforgettable time on the beaches of Antalya. The smiles of the youth from 10 to 17 years was the best evidence that the event was successful for all no matter win or lose.
Tournaments in IFMA official disciplines Muay Talay, Muay Boran, and Wai Kru gave many athletes another opportunity to excel on the field of play outside of the ring and many runners up won medals and awards becoming ambassadors of Muaythai disciplines in their countries.
The Local Organising Committee of the event managed to combine amazing holiday for families, high class competition for the athletes, and bright sight for spectators at one venue. Truly remarkable success. Antalya will forever stay in memory of all IFMA stakeholders and so many participants are looking forward to coming back to Turkey.