Saturday, May 16, 2009

Malaysian Muaythai Team-2 Golds,1 silver and 3 bronze

We touched down on Malaysian soil today, our fighters triumphant!
Bringing home 2 Gold medals, 1 silver and 3 bronze
Ali and Faizal won the 2 gold medals, Amin the silver and Ejo,Mail and Azwan bronze medals.

Team Muaythai Malaysia receives the 'Most Improved Team' Award-truly an honour
The 'Most improved Team Award' was presented by the President of IFMA, Dr Sakchai Tapsuwan.
Our 2 gold medalist holding the 'Most Improved Team' award.

We feel proud we helped contribute towards Malaysia's overall medal tally in the Arafura Games for more info on our medal tally- click here

I will give you a more detailed account of the games toomorrow.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Arafura Update

Team Muaythai Malaysia off to the Arafura Games

Above are our Muaythai Team and support staff at KLIA. Kneeling to the left and right of our flag are our referees Md Farek and Wan Azmi

The President of IFMA, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, gives our fighters a few words of encouragement.

Team Muaythai Malaysia with the rest of the Malaysian Contingent at the field outside the stadium preparing to enter.
Malaysian officials and athletes on the way into the stadium.
Our Malaysian athletes and officials who walk into the stadium are cheered on by the thousands spectators. The support from the crowd was truly awesome.
Young ladies carrying torches to light up the games.
The opening ceremony ended with a spectacular fireworks display. We all hope that this will prove an auspicious beginning in our bid for success in the games.
Today Amin 60-63.5 is will be our first fighter to enter the ring. He faces an Australian athlete today around 7pm local time.

Wish him luck!