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Thailand at the Olympics

 

Thailand at the Olympics

Thailand at the Olympic Games

Flag of Thailand
IOC code  THA
NOC Olympic Committee of Thailand
Website www.olympicthai.or.th (Thai) (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

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 American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Thailand has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 2002. As of 2008, only one person, Prawat Nagvajara, has represented Thailand at the Winter Olympics.

Thai athletes have won a total of twenty-one medals, mostly in boxing. Thailand's most successful Games to date were the 2004 Games in Athens, where they won eight medals.

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

Contents

  • Medal tables 1
    • Medals by Summer Games 1.1
    • Medals by summer sport 1.2
  • List of medalists 2
  • Milestones 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0 -
1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0 -
1960 Rome 0 0 0 0 -
1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0 -
1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0 -
1972 Munich 0 0 0 0 -
1976 Montreal 0 0 1 1 37
1980 Moscow did not participate
1984 Los Angeles 0 1 0 1 33
1988 Seoul 0 0 1 1 46
1992 Barcelona 0 0 1 1 54
1996 Atlanta 1 0 1 2 47
2000 Sydney 1 0 2 3 46
2004 Athens 3 1 4 8 25
2008 Beijing 2 2 0 4 31
2012 London 0 2 1 3 57
Total 7 6 11 24 53

Medals by summer sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 4 4 6 14
Weightlifting 3 1 3 7
Taekwondo 0 1 2 3
Total 7 6 11 24

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Poontarat, PayaoPayao Poontarat 1976 Montreal Boxing Men's light flyweight
 Silver Umponmaha, DhaweeDhawee Umponmaha 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Bronze Moolsan, PhajolPhajol Moolsan 1988 Seoul Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Chenglai, ArkhomArkhom Chenglai 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's welterweight
 Gold Kamsing, SomluckSomluck Kamsing 1996 Atlanta Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Khadpo, VichairachanonVichairachanon Khadpo 1996 Atlanta Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Gold Ponlid, WijanWijan Ponlid 2000 Sydney Boxing Men's flyweight
 Bronze Thongburan, PornchaiPornchai Thongburan 2000 Sydney Boxing Men's light middleweight
 Bronze Suta, KhassarapornKhassaraporn Suta 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Gold Boonjumnong, ManusManus Boonjumnong 2004 Athens Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Gold Polsak, UdompornUdomporn Polsak 2004 Athens Weightlifting Women's 53 kg
 Gold Thongsuk, PawinaPawina Thongsuk 2004 Athens Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
 Silver Petchkoom, WorapojWorapoj Petchkoom 2004 Athens Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Prasathinphimai, SuriyaSuriya Prasathinphimai 2004 Athens Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Boorapolchai, YaowapaYaowapa Boorapolchai 2004 Athens Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Wiratthaworn, AreeAree Wiratthaworn 2004 Athens Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Kameaim, WandeeWandee Kameaim 2004 Athens Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Gold Jongjohor, SomjitSomjit Jongjohor 2008 Beijing Boxing Flyweight
 Gold Jaroenrattanatarakoon, PrapawadeePrapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon 2008 Beijing Weightlifting Women's 53 kg
 Silver Boonjumnong, ManusManus Boonjumnong 2008 Beijing Boxing Light welterweight
 Silver Puedpong, ButtreeButtree Puedpong 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
 Silver Pongprayoon, KaeoKaeo Pongprayoon 2012 London Boxing Men's light flyweight
 Silver Sirikaew, PimsiriPimsiri Sirikaew 2012 London Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Bronze Sonkham, ChanatipChanatip Sonkham 2012 London Taekwondo Women's 49 kg

Milestones

  • 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 also

References

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