The 2022 IFMA Youth World Championships, held from August 9 to 21, 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, have ended successfully.
The IFMA’s youth national teams have compete in the annual apex IFMA event for youth athletes, which involved cultural exchange, sports and social gatherings, stakeholder educational and training seminars, and, of course, their iconic youth world championship.
This year’s Youth World Championships featured all weight classes of the Youth Divisions in combat, as well as solo and mixed team competitions for the Wai Kru and Mai Muay categories.
It began with the primary Anti-Doping World Conference and the IFMA World Youth Conference on the topic of Fair Play.
Over 600 youths from different federations gathered for this one-of-a-kind World Conference to discuss critical issues including fair play and Olympic standards.
Fair play was enforced 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 keep the future generation safe and to encourage the clean athletes who worked so hard and made so many sacrifices to make their goals come true in this year’s 2022 IFMA Youth World Championships.
Even after six days of competing, there were so many tight races. Malaysia won the gold medal in the U12 category. The Philippines won gold in the Youth U15 and U18 tournaments.
The IFMA Youth World Championships are much more than a sporting event. IFMA supports and values educational and cultural interaction.
Day 8 of the IFMA YWC2022 was a relaxation day, with competitors having the opportunity to learn about and experience the main sights of Kuala Lumpur, one of the world’s most sophisticated cities. While traversing the city’s crowded streets and uncovering quiet, picturesque nooks, they learned the stories behind some of the city’s most recognisable attractions.
In the final day, the winners of the 2022 World Youth Championships in KL proudly stood at the podium, flags aloft, listening to the anthem. Emotional moments of friendship, solidarity, and unity in diversity gathered the youth of the world together in sports interaction.