14th of June saw a successful national muaythai championship in Israel which sought to qualify the nation’s best athletes to proudly represent the Israeli Flag at the upcoming IFMA World Championships in St. Petersburg. Some 128 athletes competed for a coveted spot on the National Team governed by the Muaythai Federation of Israel under the presidency of long time IFMA member Mr Beny Cogan.

IFMA wishes to congratulate Mr. Cogan on their recent successful application for full recognition from the Ministry of Sport. Congratualtions also must go to athlete Itay Gershon, gold medalist at the recent 2011 IFMA World Championships in Tashkent who was awarded a trophy for 2011 Sportsman of the Year by the Sports Minister herself!