It is no secret that Belarusian Muay Thai and kickboxing masters have now joined the international elite. Both girls and boys traditionally bring home whole sets of medals while athletes themselves admit that local events in Belarus compare well with international tournaments.
The Thai Boxing European Championship, held in Turkey, gathered more than 600 athletes from 32 countries. Belarus was followed on the medals podium by athletes from Ukraine and Russia. The personal achievements of Belarusian athletes comprised 7 gold, 8 silver, and 7 bronze medals.
More than 800 athletes from 25 countries arrived in Hungary to take part in the Kickboxing World Cup: K-1, low kick and full contact events. Belarus again became champion while silver and bronze went to Hungary and Poland respectively. Over all, Belarus captured 17 gold, 22 silver and 12 bronze medals.
In the near future, our athletes will be training for the next World Championship in Thai boxing, to be hosted by Tashkent in September. They will also be preparing for the next world kickboxing event, hosted by Macedonia in October.