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Chinese, Thai boxers win big in Muay Thai

Updated: 2015-07-02
By Zhang Xiao (chinadaily.com.cn)

Chinese and Thai boxers, the Red team, beat a group composed of contestants from the US, Ukraine, Belarus, Brazil, Spain, Ukraine and Australia, the Blue team, in a match held at the National Olympic Sports Center of China in Beijing on Wednesday.

The T-One Muay Thai event was organized to mark the 40th anniversary of China-Thailand diplomatic relations and to strengthen the ties between the two nations.

Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter efficient.

The final score was: Red team 6 and Blue team 2.

Videographer: Cong Ruiting
Video: Zhang Xiao
Producer: Flora Yue


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