Zoe Putorak is one of the athletes storming the 63.5 kg division. Her appearance in her home Arafura Games 2019 marked the rising of the young Australian straight to the top of IFMA hierarchy in the elite division. With Arafura Games being the opportunity to qualify to the World Games 2021 Zoe complemented her gold medal with a spot for Australia in the games.
It was a breathtaking moment when Zoe took on Janejira Wankrue from Thailand. The local crowd packed the stadium for the final day of the Muaythai tournament of the games and the walls were shaking from the cheers as Zoe won the bout by an unanimous decision.
Few months later the representative of the Australian capital made the national team for the World Championships 2019 which was another challenge for the young Australian. Quarter and semi finals of the championships drew Zoe with representatives of Ukraine and Sweden respectively. A total of three rounds were necessary for Zoe to make it to the final.
The final bout saw Angela Whitley from USA trying to stop Zoe. Angela had to go through hell to get to the final winning the Elite of the 63.5 female division. In the quarter final Angela won no other than Mariya Valent (BLR) and the semifinal Veronika Prokofeva from Russia who debuted in the Elite divisions.
Angela and Zoe meant to be one of the most followed final where two best athletes of the tournament would meet. It was Australia who celebrated the victory and marked the rising of a new name in the IFMA World Champions’ community.
Zoe made the national team for 2020 events and will again represent Australia as a favourite of the 63.5 division.