Kaeo Pongprayoon

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Kaeo Pongprayoon
Boxing in London 2012 Olympics.jpg
Round of 16 bout against C. Quipo (red) at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1980-03-28) 28 March 1980 (age 34)
Kamphaeng Phet, Kamphaeng Phet Province, Thailand
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Sport
Country  Thailand
Sport Boxing
Event(s) Light flyweight

Kaeo Pongprayoon (Thai: แก้ว พงษ์ประยูร; RTGS: Kaeo Phongprayun; pronounced [kɛ̂ːw pʰōŋ.prà.jūːn]; born 28 March 1980 in Kamphaeng Phet) is a Thai amateur boxer who won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and a sergeant in the Royal Thai Army.[1]

Pongprayoon won the 2009 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships and the 2009 Southeast Asian Games and 2011 [2] at light flyweight.

At the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships he lost his third fight to José Kelvin de la Nieve.

At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he beat two opponents, then lost 8:14 to Zou Shiming.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics (results) he won his first fight against Algerian Mohamed Flissi 19:11, then defeated Ecuador's Carlos Quipo and Bulgarian Aleksandar Aleksandrov. He reached the final by edging out Russian David Ayrapetyan 13:12. He controversially lost the final to Zou Shiming 10:13.

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