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Cairo celebrates 2016 Muay Thai Egypt Cup

Muay Thai is a traditional combat sport from Thailand, which spread across Europe and Mediterranean countries, including Northern Africa.


The 2016 Muay Thai Cup began on Friday in Cairo. Thirty-eight qualifying matches and quarterfinals were played.

Muay Thai is a traditional combat sport from Thailand, which spread across Europe and Mediterranean countries, including Northern Africa.

In Europe, the sport is commonly practiced by both men and women, however, in Egypt, as with many sports, Muay Thai is still relatively unpopular with women.

The two-day tournament is organised by the AUFC Academy for Martial Arts and the Royal Thai Embassy in Cairo. Thai ambassador to Egypt, Peerasak Chantavarin, told Daily News Egypt that this tournament aims to support the sport and its culture in Egypt.

This tournament being special because woman from Egypt and Algeria are competing, which is a good indication that Muay Thai is becoming more popular with female athletes.

The semi-finals are being held on Saturday at the Cairo Stadium.

The following players have qualified for the semi-finals:

61kg men’s division Ahmed Fares

Hossam El-Nouihi

Mohamed Monem

Mahmoud Gamal

71kg men’s division Ahmed Seliman Mohamed Kamel

Ahmed Aboul Amaim

Mostafa Gamal

Ghelash Brash

76kg men’s division Sobhi Mohamed Sobhi

Abdallah Attiah Aboul Yazid

Mohamed Mahrous

Attiah Helmy

81kg men’s division Ahmed Abdo Farid

Islam Ibrahim

Ahmed Sabry

Ahmed Samy Abdel Monem

86kg men’s division Mohamed Farouk

Walid Mohamed Ahmed

Tarek Samir

Mahmoud Ahmed El-Barbary

91kg men’s division Karim Samir El-Sayed

Mohamed Abdel Azim

Islam Abdel Baset

Mohamed Hussien Mohamed

57kg women’s division Shams Mohamed Hammad

Fatma Al-Zahraa

Amany Ragab

Farida Ali

60kg women’s division Hagar Ragab Ali

Laila Akkoush

Nada Said

Asmaa Ragab

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