This year 11 year old Amin Mdah competed against Germany in the 1/4 final round, Amin used good teep and clinch techniques throughout his fight but sadly the judges saw it differently and Amin lost his fight.
Amin had a great training camp in FA Group and was trained by Petboonchuy and Diesel.
New comer 15 year old Ariel Steinberg who experienced Thailand for the first time at FA Group got a draw straight to the semi final in cadets 14-15 at 51 kilo. Ariel had a tough fight against Spain but came through on points and advanced to the finals against Thailand, Ariel stepped to the ring against Thailand more composed, focused and with a goal in his mind, to be world champion.
Ariel fought well against a far more experienced Thai opponent, blocking his kicks and hitting the Thai with a punch kick combination, in the clinch Ariel did fairly well, but came short on points but went on to win the Silver medal. Ariel credits his clinch experience with FA Group fighter Tan for his silver.
16 year old Amit Mdah who has become a familiar face in FA Group in the last few years competed in the Junior 16-17 division and won against Madagascar in the 1/8, in the 1/4 final Amit went on the fight the representative of the Palestinian Authority, sadly the opponent's team boycotted the fight, Amit was not there for politics, Amit was there to fight and advanced to the semi finals against Ukraine.
In the semi final Amit began the first round with his usual superb footwork and punch to elbow techniques, and injured his opponent face, in the second round the Ukrainian opponent out pointed Amit, in the 3rd round Amit did more damage with his strong elbows and the Ukrainian pointed more and won the fight, Amit went on to win the Bronze medal.
17 year old Din Haziza who competed at the Junior division 51 kilo, went up against Austalia in the 1/8 round, Din knocked out his opponent viciously with a headkick in the 2nd round and advanced on to the next round. In the 1/4 Din won against Sweden and in the semi finals against Kazakhstan.