Team Thai dominated Muaythai Finals; WANG Wenzhong brushed past the gold medal
Beijing, 2nd September- With all the seats taken, Muaythai Final took place on the OSCG. The cheers from the spectators, along with the traditional Thai music, evoked the enthusiasm among all the people present.
The first gold medal of the Muaythai of this SCG was achieved by Thai player Sattra PALEENARAM. He demonstrated the characters of Muaythai by using his knees and elbows. With three attacks launched by his leg, Sattra kicked Abderrahmane ZINE from Morocco to the ground. Sattra PALEENARAM deserves the gold medal.
In Women’s Muaythai 51kg Final, the red corner, Eva FERNANDEZ from Spain, encountered with Oslem SAN from Turkey. The red outmaneuvered the blue with her quick hit and powerful punch. Eva won the game with the score of 5:0. Those heroines demonstrated their masculine faces.
Before the starting of Men’s Muaythai 63.5kg Final, Thai player Panupan provoked his opponent KHOLMURATOV Firdavsiy from Uzbekistan in the pre-match worship. The red corner, Panupan, moved like an unlashed crocodile, while the blue was also excellent. The fierce competition between them pushed the game to a climax in the drum played by the cheering team. Finallym the all-rounded Panupan defeated his opponent and won another gold medal for the Thai Team.
As the king of Muaythai, Thailand’s athlete Yodthanong PHORAT won many champion title. In today’s 75kg Final, he encountered his old friend Russia’s Artem LEVIN. They got on the stage in a professional match in 2008. At that time, Yodthanong PHORAT became the winner. However, things change quickly. In today’s match, Artem LEVIN took the revenge and beat the 2008 winner. Artem’s height and long leg kept a distance between PHORAT Yodthanong. Although PHORAT Yodthanong regained some energy in the final round, he still could not stand the merciless attack by Artem. Artem LEVIN was the final winner.
The only Chinese player who entered the Final was WANG Wenzhong in the 91kg Final. He defended Dzianis HANCHARONAK’s combined attacks bravely, and won a silver medal for Team China.
In Men’s 57kg Muaythai Final, Ukraine’s lgor LIUBCHENKO got the champion. Two Thai players, Jeerasa INUDOM and Teerapong DEE, won the gold medal in the Men’s 67 and 71kg respectively. Finland’s Milja HEINO and Peru’s Valentina SHEVCHENKO were the winners in Women’s 54 and 60kg Finals.