Thailand at the Olympics

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Thailand at the Olympic Games

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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.

Medalists[edit]

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

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

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[edit]

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

Milestones[edit]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

  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.