Islay Erika Bomogao, a proud Cordilleran from Baguio City, Philippines, made history by winning two gold medals and one bronze medal at the 2021 International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bomogao, who is a member of the Philippine Muaythai National Team, won the gold medals in the Wai Kru Female Coed Mai Muay and U23 45kgs Elite Female categories. She also won the bronze medal in the U23 45kgs Elite Female Wai Kru category.
The IFMA World Championships is the most prestigious Muaythai competition in the world. Bomogao's victories are a testament to her hard work and dedication to the sport. She is the first Filipino female to win two gold medals in the IFMA World Championships.
Bomogao's victories are also a sign of the growing strength of Muaythai in the Philippines. With athletes like Bomogao leading the way, the Philippines is well-positioned to achieve even greater success in the future.
In addition to Bomogao, two other Filipino athletes also won medals at the IFMA World Championships. Philip Delarmino won the gold medal in the men's 57kgs elite combat competition, and Aldrich Toralba won the silver medal in the waikru male category.
Bomogao's victories are a source of pride for the Philippines and the Cordillera region. She is an inspiration to young people everywhere, and her success shows that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.