Muay Thai boxer Aria’s officially ‘best in world’

HOLY Saviour School Greenacre student Aria Challita is the best Muay Thai boxer in the world in the 36kg category, after winning gold at the 2024 Amazing Muay Thai World Festival.

With competitors from across the world including Asia, the USA, Europe and England, Aria competed in the semi finals against Thailand and won, progressing to the grand final and beating another Australian contender, Queensland’s Dorka Deak, to win the crown.
Aria was also awarded the Female Youth MVP (most valuable player) out all the female youth from across the world that competed in the tournament.
Mum Yeliz said it was a huge achievement and the family was very proud.
“Aria was also selected to be an ambassador and the junior female face of Yuth Sport Gear Thailand which is the brand that sponsored the tournament.”
Aria’s Nitrixx Gym Chullora coach Wahib Baki said the world championship win was great for Aria, great for the gym and great for young female boxers everywhere who would be inspired by her success.
Watching the match live on TV last Saturday night, he said he gave her a pep talk before the first fight and again before the grand final.
“Aria is an inspiration, a fantastic role model for girls and proof that if you put the effort in, you can achieve your dreams,” he said.
Holy Saviour School Assistant Principal Rachael Bryant said Aria was a true champion.
“She is a humble, kind and inspiring young woman and we are very proud of her efforts,” she said.
Aria will next be going for gold at the Sixth International Thai Martial Arts Games in Phuket, Thailand, in March.