Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
Our team launched its journey in the World Muaythai Championship, which started in the main hall of the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center with 3 victories, where international player Elias Habib Ali beat Eric from Mauritius with the “judge” at the beginning of the group qualifiers for light heavyweight under 81 kg, which was witnessed by Abdullah Saeed Al Neyadi. Vice President of the AFC, President of the Arab Muay Thai Federation, President of the Muay Thai and Kickboxing Federation, Tariq Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the Federation, Secretary General of the Arab Federation, member of the Executive Office of the International Federation, tournament director, members of the International Federation, and heads of participating delegations, after a strong match During which Habib showed high skills, qualifying him to reach the podium in the final of the weight class qualifiers.
Mohamed Adel beat Aymerk Lebon, champion of Mauritius, in the under-54 kg category, amid crowd support, admiring the talents of the brilliant player who is expected to reach the podium.
Noureddine Samir outperformed Barlihan Rang from India in the under 67 kg weight, after a match in which Noureddine starred, and showed high efficiency, multiple skills in attack, defense and agility, during his movement in the ring, to deserve to win amid the applause of the hall that was crowded on the second day of the championship, while he lost Ravi Ramsey vs. Barna Keith, the veteran Hungarian champion, under 81.
The championship matches will resume in its third round, starting from 2:00 pm today, in Hall No. 5 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, with the middleweight qualifiers.
On the other hand, the delegations participating in the tournament, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, many sports personalities, the International and Local Muay Thai Federation, and heads of the participating sister and friendly delegations praised In the tournament, which includes 700 male and female players from 81 countries from different continents, they also praised the opening ceremony.
Stefan Fox, Secretary-General of the International Federation, thanked the UAE and the capital Abu Dhabi for hosting the World Championship, as well as the National Olympic Committee, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and all those who contributed to creating the opportunity to hold the championship, and Stefan Fox thanked His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for sponsoring the opening ceremony .
Tariq Al-Muhairi, Executive Director of the Federation, Secretary-General of the Arab Federation, member of the Executive Office of the International Federation, thanked the International Federation’s confidence in the Emirates, by agreeing to host the tournament for the first time, which is of particular importance to the Federation, as it is qualified for all participating European teams represented by 30 teams to the tournament. The 2023 European Olympic Games. This came during the general meeting of the participating team managers and the technical committee, in the presence of Chris Tynan, Director of the International Federation, who praised the efforts of the Federation, the contributors and volunteers who have worked hard and diligently since the nomination of the UAE in 2021 to host the global event, where the Federation was the size of the challenge, and the During the meeting, review the tournament regulations, conditions, and general instructions for the presence of the participating teams in sufficient time before the competition date.
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