Indian Muaythai team in 2012 President’s Cup Teheran

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KOHIMA, May 2 (NEPS): Indian Muaythai team members—Mr Hemanth K Kumar and Mr R Sumith—have left Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, today (May2 , 2012) for Tehran, Iran to take part in The Prestigious President’s Cup (Muaythai) 2012 at Teheran.
The Iran Muaythai Association under the aegis of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) organizes this prestigious President’s Cup 2012 to be held from May 3 to 8, 2012 at the historic City of Tehran, Iran under the theme of the “Peace, Sport and Friendship through Muaythai.”
Mr Sumith, a MFI National Gold Medalist, would fight in the 71 kg category.
Mr Hemanth K Kumar, who is leading the Indian Team as a Coach, fought in the past IFMA World Championships 2009 at Bangkok and got Bronze Medal and also took part in 2011 IFMA Asian Open Championship at Kish Island, Iran, in which also he got Bronze Medal.
MFI has officially sanctioned the Indian Team for taking part in this President’s Cup 2012 at Tehran.
Meanwhile, President of MFI, Oken Jeet Sandham, expressed the hope that the team would do well in the President’s Cup at Tehran and bring laurels back home.
It may be mentioned that Muaythai is a sport with a proud history built on ancient traditions in which respect, honour, and friendship play an important part. Athletes from 50 countries will travel to Tehran to take part in this Peace and Sport competition organised by the National Muaythai Association of Iran, in cooperation with the Federation Amateur Muaythai Asia (FAMA) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).
Besides the competition there will be an extensive cultural program and the organisers dearly hope that the event will help in promoting cultural understanding, particularly during these uncertain times.

Hemanth K Kumar and R Sumith at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi before leaving for Tehran, Iran on May 2, 2012

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