On August 3 the 2018 IMFA Youth Muaythai Championship was solemnly opened at the “Nimibutr” Stadium in Bangkok. The Championship was inaugurated by Mr. Itthipol Kunplome, Vice Minister for Tourism and Sports and Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).
Over 1000 boys and girls aged 10 to 17 from 84 countries participate in the Championship this year. Competitions in different age and weight categories will last for five days. The Russian team, which includes 92 people from all corners of the country, is the most numerous, second only to the host country Thailand.
H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky, Russian Ambassador to Thailand who was present at the opening ceremony had a chat with our young athletes and wished them good luck.