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Muay Thaï - Olympic Games : A French Pakistani contacted by Pakistani Muay Thai Federation

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  1. Vortex

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    Pray for his success.

    A French born of Pakistani origine boxer (Muay Thai boxe) contacted by Pakistani Boxe Federation :pakistan:


    Google translated article


    Thai boxing: the Pakistani dream of Ghulam Mohammad
    The Nogentese boxer has been called up by the Pakistan Federation to compete in the next Asian and World Championships. With, in sight, the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where his sport will be present for the first time.

    Ghulam Mohammad, the boxer of the Muay Thai 60 School, was called by the Pakistani Thai boxing federation to join the selection.
    Ghulam Mohammad, the boxer of the Muay Thai 60 School, was called by the Pakistani Thai boxing federation to join the selection. DR
    By Etienne Martin
    June 12, 2020 at 5:37 p.m.
    Earlier this week, Ghulam Mohammad really did not expect to receive the messages that arrived on his phone, via his Facebook account and in English in the text. The transmitter was none other than a member of the Pakistani Thai Boxing Federation, which offered to join the selection for the next Asian and World Championships, the dates of which remain to be defined due to the Covid crisis -19. After speaking to Abdel Barghouta, his coach of the club of the École du Muay Thaï 60 based in Nogent-sur-Oise, the young 21-year-old boxer did not take long before accepting the proposal.

    "Muay Thai is not yet very developed there, so the Federation is trying to find talent, says one who wants to join a business school next September. There is only a small base, not yet sufficient to promote this sport. I was bound to be interested. It is a great opportunity to be able to represent a country and to fight for it. My hard work is rewarded. "


    His coach, who has been training him since his beginnings in the discipline at the age of 15 after having practiced karate, judo and English boxing, fully supported him in his choice. “I am super happy that his work opens doors for him, says Abdel Barghouta, whom the Pakistani Federation would like to see in the corner of his student. It is good that he goes elsewhere to see how it is going, to discover another way of working. For a boxer, this is very important. It will be a great experience. "

    The pride of a family

    The coach and his protégé were not the only ones to rejoice. The young man's parents, natives of this Central Asian country of more than 200 million inhabitants, obviously savored the news. “I announced it to my mother, she was moved, breaths Ghulam Mohammad. When I showed her the message, she couldn't believe her eyes. Then I told my father when he got home from work. They were happy. "

    For the vice-world champion of K-1 last February, this new adventure is not synonymous with a trip to unknown land. If he was born in Bagnolet (Seine-Saint-Denis), he has already visited Pakistan more than ten times and is fluent in Urdu, the national language. "I went there almost every year when I was little," he recalls. I still have a large part of my family there, in the capital Islamabad but also elsewhere, in the villages. So when I went there, I went around the country a bit… ”

    For the moment, the Nogentais does not yet know when he will have to return to join the selection. But that does not prevent him from seeing far, because the emissary of the Federation spoke of the prospect of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where Thai boxing will make its first appearance. “This selection will allow me to open new doors, hopefully - 60 kg, spent with the pros at the start of the season. I necessarily think of the Games, it's the goal of a lifetime. I dream of a gold medal. "Three-quarters of athletes want to go to the Olympics," adds Abdel Barghouta. For Ghulam, this is an opportunity… ”


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    https://www.leparisien.fr/amp/sport...ais-de-ghulam-mohammad-12-06-2020-8334519.php
     
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    I’ve translated your post in English through google translate below for others people :

    Maybe if he succeed in his adventure, the Muay Thai could attract people in Pakistan.