Capitan & Thananchai crowned RWS Champions and 3-million-baht Richer. NEXT MISSION: WCG2023
The 2022 World Games Champions and former IFMA World Champions, Anueng “Capitan” Khatthamarasri, the crowd favorite of the RWS Super Lightweight Division and Thanet “Thananchai” Nitutorn, the underdog of the RWS Super Welterweight Division, have been crowned Rajadamnern World Series Champions in their respective divisions over the past weeks giving the Thai National Team travelling to the World Combat Games an edge and serious momentum with just over a week to the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 World Combat Games in Riyadh.
Capitan stated that as a Thai athlete, he is proud to wear the Olympic Committee of Thailand colors and national track suit and after winning the IFMA World Championships and the gold medal (for the second time) at the IOC recognized World Games last year in Birmingham, now he is even more proud and motivated to be part of the event of all events, the World Combat Games and to be together with the elite athletes from the Olympic and non-Olympic sports where muaythai, no doubt, will be one of the most outstanding.
Capitan further described the proud feeling of being invited to the National Olympic Committee of Thailand and in the past, having the incredible honor of being a part of the Thai Team being sent off by His Majesty the King which can only be given to IFMA as the IOC recognized muaythai organization.
The Capitan continued that even though he is the best in Thailand in his weight division and technically the best in the world in his weight division after winning the IFMA World Championships and the 2022 and 2017 World Games, the Combat Games, with the new Super 4 format, will be a challenge for anyone and anything is possible. From the first to the last day of competition, not only skill and determination will be required but it will also be a mind game of chess.