More than 800 competitions are currently taking place as part of the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) World Virtual Championships.
The inaugural IFMA World Virtual Championships evolved from the "#MuaythaiConnects" campaign, launched on social media in May during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Qualifying events began in June, with more than 30,000 athletes from 100 countries participating in national contests.
"The participation went beyond any of our expectations and it was a joint effort of the entire IFMA family from the National Federations, the international headquarters, the Youth Commission, Technical Commission and Athletes’ Commission to establish rules and guidelines, a platform to compete and above all, give opportunity to the IFMA athletes," said IFMA director Charissa Tynan.
The IFMA World Virtual Championships then began on Monday (October 26) and are set to run until Sunday (November 1).
More than 800 competitions are taking place across four categories - wai kru, shadow boxing, max fit and aero fit.
"For many athletes, the journey will not end here as the winners of the max fit and aero fit competition will then qualify to represent Muaythai at the United Through Sports World Youth Festival and have the opportunity to engage with youth athletes from over 70 other sports under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympics Committee and Special Olympics International," IFMA vice-president Udomdej Sitabutr added.
"This festival will be hosted from Thailand to the world."
The World Virtual Championships can be watched on the IFMA website.