Due to the ongoing Covid situation, the International Massage Association had decided that the 2021 World Championship in Massage should be held as a Hybrid edition.
What does Hybrid edition mean?
The Championship was being split into two simultaneous parts. One physically in Denmark and One online live.
- The physically part was like former years/Championships.
- The online part where the participants went online on ZOOM showing their skills.
There were judges watching live at all time and judging these treatments on same terms as the physical part.
In the final 7 online massage therapists and 7 massage therapists from the physcally part competed for the overall World Champion in Massage 2021 titel. In the end Georgios Geomelos (Sportsmassage) from Greece won and became the Overall World Champion. Silver went to Chaz Armstrong, USA (Chair massage), bronze went to Somsri Loser (Wellness massage) from Switzerland.
IMA congratulates all the winners, as well as all the other participants and judges on a fantastic championship. You are all winners!
Below you can see the category winners.
Gold – Carmen Gherasim, Romania
Silver – Dragan Radu, Romania (online)
Bronze – Kirstine Haugaard, Denmark
Gold – Nuan Jiamsranoi, Netherlands
Silver – Sunee Obermaier, Germany (online)
Bronze – Yupa Jiamsranoi, Thailand
Gold – Somsri Loser, Switzerland (online)
Silver – Phiane Duquet, Canada (online)
Bronze – Jannie Blak, Denmark
Freestyle massage (Western inspired)
Gold – Iza Gobar, Slovenia
Silver – Viktoriia Bilousova, Ukraine
Bronze – Ellis Del Sol, Norway (online)
Freestyle massage (Eastern inspired)
Gold – Yuka Sakurai, Japan (online)
Silver – Udo Eichelberg, Germany
Bronze – Tichanut Choopundilok, Thailand (online)
Gold – Chaz Armstrong, USA
Silver – Rita Murauskiene, Lithuania
Bronze – Brian Mikkelsen, Denmark
Gold – Georgios Geomelos, Greece
Silver – Larry Wade Jr., USA
Bronze – Mohamed Hoessain Elahi, the Netherlands