The president of the WMC in Thailand, His Excellency Chetta Thanajaro, praised this development work which goes back to the close cooperation between the World Muaythai Council which was established in 1995 and from day 1, worked with the IOC recognized umbrella body IFMA in a marriage which only can be beneficial for muaythai’s most valuable asset, the athletes of the world.
IFMA President, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan further stated that this goes back for many many years.
We reminisce on the first World Combat Games where superstars like Yodsanklai, Artem Levin , Valentina Shevchenko, Simon Marcus, all of them competing for glory.
We also look back at the first time muaythai participated in the World Games 2017 where champions like Superbon brought fame and glory to Thailand and it is every athlete’s dream to wear their Olympic track suit for their respective country but at the same time, be able to be in the rankings to have the opportunity to fight for a championships belt.
This only can be achieved with the world governing body as no other organization, above all, is IOC recognized. For example, in Thailand, only AMTAT can send athletes to Olympic recognized events. congratulations.
This work must and will continue with IFMA and the Youth World Championships which gathers the biggest amount of youth than any muaythai event in the world.