The 2022 IFMA World Youth Muay Thai Championship
The successful outcome of the 2022 IFMA Youth World Championships, which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from August 9 to August 21, 2022, boosted the sport’s popularity.
The annual peak IFMA event for youth athletes included cultural interaction, sports and social gatherings, stakeholder training and learning workshops, and, of course, their legendary youth world championship.
Combat tournaments in all weight classes of the Youth Divisions, as well as solo and mixed team competitions in the Wai Kru and Mai Muay categories, were held at this year’s Youth World Championships.
The major Anti-Doping World Conference and the IFMA World Youth Conference on the topic of Fair Play teed off.
Over 600 youths representing various federations gathered for this one-of-a-kind World Conference to discuss crucial issues including fair play and Olympic standards.
Fair play was ensured not just by the local NADO, which conducted anti-doping tests on the medal winners, but also by IFMA’s top team of ITOs and Judges.
It was to maintain the next generation secure and to encourage the clean athletes who exerted so much effort and made so many sacrifices to make their goals come true in this year’s 2022 IFMA Youth World Championships.
Though after six days of battle, there were numerous close contests. Malaysia won the gold medal in the Youth U12 category. The Philippines won the gold medal in the Youth U15 & U18 competition.
The IFMA Youth World Championships are much more than a sporting event. IFMA supports and values both cultural and educational exchange. Day 8 of the IFMA YWC2022 was a relaxation day, with competitors given the opportunity to learn about and experience the main sights of Kuala Lumpur, one of the world’s most sophisticated cities.
They learned the stories behind some of the city’s most iconic buildings while strolling through the crowded streets and discovering quiet beautiful corners.
On this final gold medal day, the winners of the 2022 World Youth Championships in KL courageously stood at the podium, flags aloft, listening to the anthem. Touching moments of friendship, solidarity, and peace in differences brought the youth of the world together in sports interaction.