Iman Barlow, Patricia Axling Through To Semi-Final at IFMA World Championships

Iman Barlow vs Patricia Axling - IFMA World Championships 2021

Today, the Nimibutr Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted Day 2 of the 2021 IFMA Muay Thai World Championships.

Some of the featured fights taking place earlier today, saw the opening rounds of the Female Elite S 57kg category.

Amongst the four quarter-final bouts, 2019 gold medallist, Maria Klimova, faced Swedish champion, Patrica Axling.

The Swedish fighter, who won gold at the 2019 European Championships, outscored her Russian opponent to take a 29-28 victory and advance to the semi-finals.

Immediately after that bout, Iman Barlow stepped into the ring to face Indian fighter, Priya Sharma.

Outclassing her opponent in striking and clinching, Iman scored a 10-8 opening round before the referee called a stop to the contest in Round 2, outclassing her opponent with an official results of 20-16.

Barlow will now meet Swedish fighter Patricia Axling in the semi-final, which is scheduled to take place on Ring A on Friday, December 10.

In the other half of the tournament bracket, French fighter Anaelle Angerville, defeated Brazilian champion, Graziele da Silva 30-27, and Alina Martyniuk registered the same score against Turkey’s Nefise Atalay.

Alina Martyniuk and Anaelle Angerville will also meet in a semi-final bout on Friday, with the winner meeting either Iman Barlow or Patricia Axling in the final, scheduled to take place in Ring C on Saturday.

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