Fighters come back Champions!

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CANUNGRA Muay Thai fighters’ bags were a little heavier when they returned from Thailand last month.

The fighters competed in the International and Thai Martial Arts Games at the renowned Saphan Hin Stadium in Phuket and came home with a swathe of medals.

The event featured Muay Boran, Muay Thai, and kickboxing. 

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On the first night of competition, Daniel Jones had to go up in weight as there was no opponent in the 72kg class.

He fought in the  75kg Muay Boran class and stopped his opponent in the first round.

Daniel went on to take home gold medals in both Muay Boran and Boxing, despite fighting up in weight in both competitions.

With no opponents in the Amateur Junior competition, Lochlan McGrotty stepped up to the seniors.

He was undoubtedly up to the challenge, coming home with a gold in Muay Boran and a gold in Boxing.

Assistant Coach for the Australian team and Canungra Muay Thai Coach, David Torrens, said the effort was outstanding.

“He was on fire at that competition, there was no stopping him,” he said.

Asiya Hickey fought a three round war and lost on points to receive the bronze medal in Muay Boran.

Torrens was very proud of all the fighters, saying it was a wonderful experience for the Australian team and the Canungra fighters in particular.

“It was a great effort, for a little town like Canungra to come home with five medals at an International competition is incredible effort.”

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