Four young Cordillerans are competing in the 2017 IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur) Muaythai World Youth Championship. The international martial arts event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug. 1-11.
Rosemarie Recto was a gold medalist in the 2017 Muaythai National Open both in the first leg held on March 3-5 in Baguio City and in the second leg held in Paranaque City on May 19-21. She fights at 51kgs and is 17 years old.
Liane Benito was a gold medalist in the first leg of the 2017 Muaythai National Open. She fights at 45kgs and is 15 years old.
Kurt Lubrica was a gold medalist in the second leg of the 2017 Muaythai National Open. He fights at 48kgs and is 17 years old.
The youngest among the four Cordillerans competing in the 2017 IFMA Muaythai World Youth Championship is Mariah Co. She is only 13 years old.
Recently, Recto, Benito, Lubrica and Co paid a courtesy call at the office of Baguio City Councilor Michael Lawana, who is also the President of Liga ng mga Barangay of Baguio City and one of the supporters of Muaythai Team Baguio. The young fighters were accompanied by Muaythai Association of the Philippines-Baguio City Chapter Chairman Joeseph Oloan, Coach Brent Velasco and Coach Bryan Olod.
(photos from Bryan Olod)
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