Angela Mamic Success Story
Angela Mamic Success Story
Angela Mamic a Thai Boxer.
A short introduction to yourself?
I am 31 years old and I live in the south of Sweden. I have been training in Thai boxing for ten years and since 2018 I train at the gym Öresund Muay Thai Camp. I had my first fight back in 2013 and in 2016 I become part of the Swedish national Thai boxing team (-71 kg) which I have been part of since then.
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start learning karate?
I tried Thai boxing for the first time when I was 21. My fondness for Thai boxing begun when I realized how much I enjoyed being pushed to my limits in the way that you get pushed when training Thai boxing.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in?
I would say that my style is an offensive one.
My current record is: 23-13-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
My merits are the following:
Swedish Champion: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
IFMA world championship: Silver; 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
IFMA European championship: Gold; 2017, 2018
IFMA European championship: Silver; 2016, 2019
Antalya open 2018: Gold
Do you have a favorite Sensei?
No. I am being inspired by several different athletes instead. It could the footwork of one fighter, the boxing of another, and so on.
How did you get into this position and how did your journey in this sport go?
When I started training in Thai boxing I had no plans to compete but one thing led to another. The rush that you get in the ring during the fight and after is impossible to describe but it is an amazing feeling. I would say that I have come a long my on my journey towards the goals that I have set but I am not done by far.
Do you take sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
Unfortunately, I cannot live off my sport so I have a job to support myself. I have a Master of Science in Engineering, Biotechnology and I currently work as a Quality Coordinator at a company.
Even though I cannot earn a living in Thai boxing, I still consider myself an elite athlete and professional at Thai boxing.
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now? You can also share any injury story.
Before becoming a part of the National team, I was told by a trainer (not my current trainer or current gym) that I should quit fighting and that it wasn´t anything for me. I took this hard but I pulled myself together and I would like to say that I have proven this person wrong.
What motivates you most about your profession as an athlete?
I want to be the one that sets the bar in my weight class. I simply want to be the best!
Do you have anything you want everyone to learn?
It is just as important to develop your mental strength so don´t neglect it. It is fine to be nervous, what is important is how you learn to cope with it.
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why?
I would say that I am the proudest of winning the gold at the European Championship 2017 in Paris (EMF/IFMA). It was my first time winning an international gold medal.