Thailand at the 1976 Summer Olympics
|Thailand at the
1976 Summer Olympics
|NOC||National Olympic Committee of Thailand|
|Competitors||42 in 11 sports|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
The country won their first Olympic medal, a bronze for boxing's Payao Poontarat. It became the third Southeast Asian country to win the first Olympic medal after the Philippines (won a bronze for swimming in 1928) and Singapore (won a silver in 1960 in weightlifting). It took 20 years until Thailand won its first gold medal in Atlanta, also in the boxing.
Women's Individual Competition:
- Am. Kaewbaidhoon — 2282 points (→ 18th place)
Men's Individual Competition:
Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay
- Heat — 40.53s
- Semi Finals — 40.68s (→ did not advance)
- Men's Light Flyweight (–48 kg)
- Payao Poontarat
- Men's Flyweight (–51 kg)
Six cyclists represented Thailand in 1976.
- Panya Singprayool-Dinmuong — did not finish (→ no ranking)
- Arlee Wararong — did not finish (→ no ranking)
- Chartchai Juntrat — did not finish (→ no ranking)
- Prajin Rungrote — did not finish (→ no ranking)
- Taworn Tarwan — 24th place
- Taworn Tarwan — 1:15.136 (→ 27th place)
Five fencers, all men, represented Thailand in 1976.
- Sneh Chousurin, Taweewat Hurapan, Sutipong Santitevagul, Royengyot Srivorapongpant, Samachai Trangjaroenngarm
- "Thailand at the 1976 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
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