Happy Hallow Muay Thai athletes recognized

Happy Hallow Muay Thai athletes recognized

City officials recently commended and congratulated the Muay Thai lady athletes and students of the Happy Hallow National High School and their coach for their outstanding performance in the 5th Pro-Am World Muay Thai Championship held at Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Chonbori Province, Thailand last March 11-15, 2024.

In a resolution, local legislators stated that the performance of the Muay Thai lady athletes brought pride and joy to their families, school, community and the city as a whole.

Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as Thai boxing or the art of eight limbs, is a Thai martial art and full contact combat sport that has become a household sport in the country.

From March 11-16, 2024, the 5th Pro-Am and Professional World Muay Thai Championship was held at the Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Chonburi Province, Thailand.

Among the seven delegates from the Philippines sent to represent the country were three young female athletes from the city.

The three young lady Muay Thai fighters were Krisha S. Facsoy, 13; Audhrie Mae D. Bacod, 14 and Nanet M. Sumbang, 13, all Grade 8 learners of the Happy Hallow National High School.

The council claimed that the ladies who only started playing last year were trained and accompanied by their coach, Francisco Wangag.

Moreover, the council emphasized that it was the first international competition attended by the ladies who, despite their inexperience, still managed to bring home the gold medals in their respective categories, Sumbang – gold medalist in the 42-kilogram category, Facsoy – gold medalist in the 48-kilogram category and Bacod – gold medalist in the 55-kilogram category.

Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the students and their coach and the Happy Hallow National High School for their information, guidance, ready reference and further needed action. – Dexter A. See