Phuket will host the 16th World Pencak Silat Championship next year, touted to be the biggest gathering of martial arts competitors ever held in the sport, with more than 600 athletes from 47 countries. Thailand has hosted many international sporting events in the past with great success.
We expect this to be the biggest gathering of athletes yet for the championship, said Panu Uthairat, president of Pencak Silat Association of Thailand (PSAT). The 16th World Pencak Silat Championship will be held from January 7-17 in Phuket Towns’ 4,000-seat indoor gymnasium, located in Saphan Hin. phuketgazette.com