MTI ATHLETES REPRESENT UNDER IOA AT THE OLYMPIC EVENTS
The Olympic Council of Asia set the ball rolling when it introduced the sport in 2005 edition of Asian Indoor Games.
Our Muay athletes participated in the first Asian Indoor Games held at Bangkok during 2005. Thereafter at the 2nd Asian Indoor games held during 2007 at Macau China our Muay team represented the country under Indian Olympic Association (IOA). At the 3rd Asian Indoor Games held during 2009 at Hochiminch City Vietnam, our Muay team once again represented the country under IOA in Muay sport.
Our athletes also represented the country at the Inaugural Asian Indoor & Martial Art Games held during 2009 at Bangkok.
Our Muay team’s participation at the above said games was cleared by the Ministry of Sports, Government of India.
The 4th edition of Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games which were held from 29th June to 6th July 2013 at Incheon South Korea, our 7 member Muay athletes and official represented as Independent Olympic Athletes and officials and one of our athlete achieved silver medal.
The 4th Asian Beach Games were held from 14-23rd Nov.2014 at Phuket, Thailand in which our 6 male and 2 female athletes represented the country under IOA and we are happy to announce that one of our female athlete won the bronze medal in this event and thus brought laurels to the country.
In fact our athletes have thus heaped a rich haul of medals by winning as many as 22 medals in the above said games. Thus our athletes have helped to increase the Indian medal tally and brought honour to our country.
When one looks at the evolution and rise of Muaythai in India, it goes without saying that all this has been made possible by a single minded and selfless imitative taken by none other than Grand Master M H Abid, who happens to be the President of Muaythai India.
Muaythai India MTI will select National winners and form the National team to represent our country under IOA at the following Olympic events. All the MTI Association members request to work hard and find your best fighters and submit their profile and their passport for selection to include your state athlete in National team
2016:Asian Beach Games: 24 September – 3 October, Nha Trang, Vietnam, under Olympic Council of Asia
2017:The year 2017 will be full of engagements with various following major events slated during 2017 which would be held in 3 continents.
1) Asia: Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan under patronage of the OCA
2) Europe: The World Games: Krakow, Poland, organized by the International World Games Association, under patronage of the IOC.
3) South America: World Combat Games: Lima, Peru under Sports Accord, recognized by IOC.