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Afghans move ahead in Muaythai Amateur Royal World Cup

Afghans move ahead in Muaythai Amateur Royal World Cup

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghan athletes have qualified for the final round of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur Royal Worldinfo-icon Cup in Thailand, the sportinfo-icon regulatory body said on Friday.

The Afghanistaninfo-icon Muaythai Federation said Ibrahim Haidari defeated his rivals from India and Kazakhstan in the 48-kilogram category of the event. He will take on his rival from Hong Kong player tomorrow.

Similarly, Abdullah Amiri outplayed his opponents from Turkey and Hong Kong in the 51-kg category competition. He is scheduled to meet an Indonesian athlete in the final encounter tomorrow. 

A statement from the federation said Mohammad Yousaf Jahangir won his bouts against players from Switzerland, Turkey, the United States and Japan in the 58-kg category. He will take on his French opponent.

By the same token, Jawad Ghiljai will square off in the final-round bout against his Uzbekistan counterpart in the 63-kg category.

This year’s IFMA Royal World Cup featuresinfo-icon elite athletes in all categories from juniors to seniors. Thailand’s Royal Family has offered four Royal Trophies for the outstanding athletes. The King’s Cup will go to the most outstanding male senior athlete.

The Queen’s Cup will be awarded to the most outstanding female senior athlete, the Prince’s Cup to the best junior male and Princess’s Cup to the best junior female.






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