Abu Dhabi (IP) – Iranian Muay Thai team bagged 18 colorful medals at the end of the IFMA Muay Thai World Championship 2022 in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.

Iran Press/Middle East: In the men’s minus 63.5 kg final, Iran’s Masoud Abdolmaleki snatched a gold medal by overpowering his Thai rival 29-28 after three breathtaking rounds on the last day of the international sports event in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.

Abdolmaleki had defeated opponents from Turkmenistan, Australia, the United States, and Sweden to reach the final match.

With the latest gold medal, the Iranian team gained 18 colorful medals at the competition that brought together under 23 elite divisions worldwide from May 26 until June 4.

Another Iranian participant, Yaser Pormehr, lost to his Kazakh competitor in Men’s minus 54kg competition, following his prior victories against Iraqi and Turkish rivals.

In Women’s plus 75kg, Iran’s Samira Fathi lost to her Croatian competitor and gained a silver medal.

Iran got two gold, four silver, and 12 bronze medals at the competitions.

The first gold medal was won by Fatemeh Hosseini in Women’s minus 60kg on Friday.

With its 18 colorful medals, Iran came tenth at the UAE Muay Thai World Championship 2022, higher than teams such as France, Egypt, and the United States. 

Thailand came first with eight gold, five silver, and two bronze medals.


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