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Thailand at the Olympics

Thailand first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the US-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Thailand has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 2002.

Thailand at the
Olympics
Flag of Thailand.svg
IOC codeTHA
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Thailand
Websitewww.olympicthai.or.th (in Thai) (in English)
Medals
Gold
9
Silver
8
Bronze
16
Total
33
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Thailand won its first medal at the 1976 Games in Montreal, when boxer Payao Poontarat took home a bronze in the Men's Light Flyweight category. Thailand's first gold medal would also come in boxing at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, when Somluck Kamsing won the Men's Featherweight category. Since then, Thai athletes have won gold medals at every subsequent Summer Olympics with the exception of the 2012 Games in London, with all its gold medals to date having come in men's boxing and women's weightlifting.

Thai athletes have won a total of 33 medals. Thailand's most successful Games to date were the 2004 Games in Athens, where they won eight medals, three of them were gold.

The National Olympic Committee for Thailand was created in 1948 and recognized in 1950.

Medal tablesEdit

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Bronze Payao Poontarat   1976 Montreal   Boxing Men's light flyweight
  Silver Dhawee Umponmaha   1984 Los Angeles   Boxing Men's light welterweight
  Bronze Phajol Moolsan   1988 Seoul   Boxing Men's bantamweight
  Bronze Arkhom Chenglai   1992 Barcelona   Boxing Men's welterweight
  Gold Somluck Kamsing   1996 Atlanta   Boxing Men's featherweight
  Bronze Vichairachanon Khadpo   1996 Atlanta   Boxing Men's bantamweight
  Gold Wijan Ponlid   2000 Sydney   Boxing Men's flyweight
  Bronze Pornchai Thongburan   2000 Sydney   Boxing Men's light middleweight
  Bronze Khassaraporn Suta   2000 Sydney   Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Gold Manus Boonjumnong   2004 Athens   Boxing Men's light welterweight
  Gold Udomporn Polsak   2004 Athens   Weightlifting Women's 53 kg
  Gold Pawina Thongsuk   2004 Athens   Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
  Silver Worapoj Petchkoom   2004 Athens   Boxing Men's bantamweight
  Bronze Suriya Prasathinphimai   2004 Athens   Boxing Men's middleweight
  Bronze Yaowapa Boorapolchai   2004 Athens   Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
  Bronze Aree Wiratthaworn   2004 Athens   Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
  Bronze Wandee Kameaim   2004 Athens   Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Gold Somjit Jongjohor   2008 Beijing   Boxing Men's flyweight
  Gold Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon   2008 Beijing   Weightlifting Women's 53 kg
  Silver Manus Boonjumnong   2008 Beijing   Boxing Men's light welterweight
  Silver Buttree Puedpong   2008 Beijing   Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
  Bronze Pensiri Laosirikul   2008 Beijing   Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
  Bronze Wandee Kameaim   2008 Beijing   Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Silver Kaeo Pongprayoon   2012 London   Boxing Men's light flyweight
  Silver Pimsiri Sirikaew   2012 London   Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Bronze Chanatip Sonkham   2012 London   Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
  Bronze Rattikan Gulnoi   2012 London   Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Gold Sopita Tanasan   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
  Gold Sukanya Srisurat   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Silver Tawin Hanprab   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Taekwondo Men's 58 kg
  Silver Pimsiri Sirikaew   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
  Bronze Panipak Wongpattanakit   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
  Bronze Sinphet Kruaithong   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Weightlifting Men's 56 kg

Medals by individualEdit

According to official data of the International Olympic Committee. This is a list of people who have won two or more Olympic medals for Thailand.

Athlete Sport Years Games Gender       Total
Manus Boonjumnong   Boxing 2004–2008 Summer Men 1 1 0 2
Pimsiri Sirikaew   Weightlifting 2012–2016 Summer Women 0 2 0 2
Wandee Kameaim   Weightlifting 2004–2008 Summer Women 0 0 2 2
  • People in bold are still active competitors

Flag bearersEdit

Olympic participantsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Sport  
1952
 
1956
 
1960
 
1964
 
1968
 
1972
 
1976
 
1984
 
1988
 
1992
 
1996
 
2000
 
2004
 
2008
 
2012
 
2016
 
2020
  Archery 3 2 1 1
  Athletics 8 8 8 18 4 4 10 4 18 8 12 3 11 2 4
  Badminton 8 7 6 8 4 6 7
  Basketball 9
  Boxing 5 4 5 3 7 5 5 6 6 6 9 6 8 3 5
  Canoeing 1
  Cycling 8 7 7 6 1 1 2 1
  Diving 1 2 2
  Equestrian 1 1 3
  Fencing 5 2 2
  Football 11 17
  Golf 4
  Judo 3 1 1 2 1 1 1
  Rowing 1 1 1 2
  Sailing 2 2 4 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 3 4 2
  Shooting 6 10 11 10 12 17 3 2 3 2 2 5 4 5 6
  Swimming 2 2 5 6 8 6 2 2 2
  Table tennis 1 1 1 1 3
  Taekwondo 4 3 3 3
  Tennis 2 2 3 2 1 2
  Weightlifting 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 5 7 7 9
Total 8 35 20 54 41 33 42 35 14 46 37 52 42 47 37 54 12

Winter OlympicsEdit

Sport  
2002
 
2006
 
2014
 
2018
  Alpine skiing 2 2
  Cross-country skiing 1 1 2
Total 1 1 2 4

MilestonesEdit

  • In 2002 and 2006, Thailand qualified its first Winter Olympian cross country skier, and first Winter Olympian, Prawat Nagvajara.[1]
  • In 2014, Thailand qualified its first Winter Olympian alpine skier, Kanes Sucharitakul.[2] It then added the first female Winter Olympian for the country, Vanessa Vanakorn (Vanessa-Mae), doubling the size of the previous largest delegation to a Winter Games.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thai Skier Vanessa Vanakorn Qualifies for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics". Chiangrai Times. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Sending Kanes to the Winter Olympics in Russia". Siamsport. 15 January 2014.
  3. ^ Sarah Knapton (20 January 2014). "Winter Olympics 2014: violinist Vanessa-Mae to ski for Thailand at the Sochi Games". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 7 February 2014.

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