Boxers the most effective as all 5 wind up on the podium with nation ending up 11th general
The Thai contingent got back from Buenos Aires on Saturday after having their most effective project at the Youth Olympic Games.
Thailand ended up 11th general at the 3rd edition with 5 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals.
A Youth Olympic champ gets 2 million baht in reward from the National Sports Advancement Fund, a silver medallist one million baht and a bronze winner 500,000 baht.
The Thai champs are fighters Atichai Phoemsap and Panpatchara Somnuek, taekwondo fighter Kanthida Saengsin, weightlifter Supatchanin Khamhaeng, and golf players Atthaya Thitikul and Vanchai Luangnitikul in the blended group occasion.
Boxing was Thailand’s most effective sport in Argentina’s capital as all 5 fighters protected podium surfaces.
Porntip Buapa and Sarawut Sukthet took silver medals, while Weerapon Jongjoho got a bronze.
The success will supply a substantial increase for the Thailand Boxing Association (TBA) after its fighters’ bad lead to global competitions.
The Thai boxing group stopped working to win a single gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and returned empty-handed from the 2016 Olympics.
TBA managers stated the other day the fighters had a brilliant future.
” It’s a huge accomplishment,” stated TBA president Pichai Chunhavajira, who invited the group at Suvarnabhumi airport.
” We have actually been attempting to produce brand-new fighters to change the veterans.”
He stated Aitichai, in the 60kg department, might can battling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
” He has a brilliant future however require more experience,” Pichai stated.
Golf player Atthaya stated: “I am pleased that we won gold. It’s an honour to bet the nation.”
Atthaya, 15, is currently a star on the global phase.
Probably the very best female amateur golf enthusiast on the planet at the minute, Atthaya started her increase quickly in 2015.
At the age of 14 years, 4 months and 19 days, she declared the 2017 Ladies European Thailand Champion in Pattaya to end up being the youngest ever golf enthusiast to win an expert occasion.
A couple of weeks later on, the Ratchaburi native caught 2 gold medals at the SEA Games.
This year, she won the inaugural Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific in Singapore in February.
With the win, she made berths at the ANA Motivation and the British Women’s Open, and she took the low amateur honours at the 2 significant champions.
The success in Argentina is an ideal tonic for Atthaya who stopped working to provide at the Asian Games in August.
Golf Players Vanchai Luangnitikul and Atthaya Thitikul with their gold medals.
Taekwondo champ Kanthida Saengsin, right, and silver medallist Nareupong Thepsen.