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.
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|NOC||National Olympic Committee of Thailand|
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.
The National Olympic Committee for Thailand was created in 1948 and recognized in 1950.
List of medalistsEdit
|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.
- People in bold are still active competitors
Flag bearers by Summer GamesEdit
Flag bearers by Winter GamesEdit
- In 2002 and 2006, Thailand qualified its first Winter Olympian cross country skier, and first Winter Olympian, Prawat Nagvajara.
- In 2014, Thailand qualified its first Winter Olympian alpine skier, Kanes Sucharitakul. 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.
- "Thai Skier Vanessa Vanakorn Qualifies for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics". Chiangrai Times. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Sending Kanes to the Winter Olympics in Russia". Siamsport. 15 January 2014.
- 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.