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Siberian student becomes world champion in Thai boxing

By Will Stewart
01 September 2018

Alexei Fedotov, student from Irkutsk, was successful in international competition held in Thailand.

The Russian was also awarded a special prize of Fair Play and Friendship. Picture: KP Irkutsk 

His triumph in last month’s contest led him to becoming world champion in Thai boxing among students.

''Alexey performed in the weight category up to 75 kg,’ said the press service of the Ministry of Sports of the Irkutsk region.

In the final, Fedotov defeated Ali Choukair from Lebanon. 

Siberian student becomes world champion in Thai boxing
In the final, Fedotov defeated Ali Choukair from Lebanon. Picture: KP Irkutsk 


The Russian was also awarded a special prize of Fair Play and Friendship.

He is a student at the Institute of Subsoil Use, Institute of Natural Resources, in Irkutsk.

He already has victories in Siberia and the Championship of Russia.

His coach Alexey Dolgikh, from the Thai Boxing Sports Club Siberia, said Fedotov has ‘good combat experience and is able to compete with leading fighters’.

In the team event, the Russian national team took second place.

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