Jyoti Riamuk , the First from Arunachal to represent Muay Thai World Championship bows out
Bangkok: Jyoti Riamuk Cherom the first from Arunachal Pradesh representing India in the Muay Thai World Championship has lost to her opponent from Russia Bella Durandina in the quarterfinals. The Championship commenced from 5th December and shall continue till 11th of December 2021.
The fight was held in Bangkok with a traditional signature ceremony bestowed by the two before a formal fight, Cherom had a hard time defending from his opponent event after a few good attacks, the fight ended in a victory for the Russian, Cherom representing India had to bout out. On 7th Dec Bella Durandina fought Muay Thai Exponent Nur Athirah in the under 23 elite 45 kg category.
Cherom who is currently an 18-year old girl competed against Durandina in same the U-23 Female Elite 45 kg divisions.
She is the first from Arunachal to represent India in the championship organized by the International Federation of Muay Thai Association. She is the daughter of Tanam Riamuk and Debin Riamuk of the Upper Subansiri district. She started her martial arts journey in 2019 in Abrasumente Academy MMA and fitness. She had previously won a gold medal in the ADCC National Jiu Jitsu Open in 2020.
After all the events were canceled in 2020, Bangkok Thailand has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2021 World Championships. Over 200 athletes and officials have been expected to have traveled to the Kingdom of Thailand.
The opening ceremony was held in a festival of cultural and sporting exchange celebrating IFMA‘s full recognition by the International Olympic Committee and also the birthday celebration of his late Majesty King Rama the 9th.
It is not just a World Championships though, the IFMA AGM, Executive Board Meeting, anti-doping seminars, are a part of the event.
Many teams already arrived in the Kingdom for the IFMA World championships 2021, the official qualifier for the World Games 2022.