Thailand at the Olympics

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Thailand at the
Olympics
Flag of Thailand.svg
IOC code THA
NOC National Olympic Committee of Thailand
Website www.olympicthai.or.th (in Thai) (in English)
Medals
Gold
9
Silver
8
Bronze
16
Total
33
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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.

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.

Thai athletes have won a total of 33 medals. Thailand's most successful Games to date were the 2004 Games in Athens, where they won eight medals, three of them were gold.

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

Medal tables[edit]

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Payao Poontarat Canada 1976 Montreal Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light flyweight
 Silver Dhawee Umponmaha United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Bronze Phajol Moolsan South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Arkhom Chenglai Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight
 Gold Somluck Kamsing United States 1996 Atlanta Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Vichairachanon Khadpo United States 1996 Atlanta Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Gold Wijan Ponlid Australia 2000 Sydney Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's flyweight
 Bronze Pornchai Thongburan Australia 2000 Sydney Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light middleweight
 Bronze Khassaraporn Suta Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Gold Manus Boonjumnong Greece 2004 Athens Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Gold Udomporn Polsak Greece 2004 Athens Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 53 kg
 Gold Pawina Thongsuk Greece 2004 Athens Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
 Silver Worapoj Petchkoom Greece 2004 Athens Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Suriya Prasathinphimai Greece 2004 Athens Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's middleweight
 Bronze Yaowapa Boorapolchai Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Aree Wiratthaworn Greece 2004 Athens Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Wandee Kameaim Greece 2004 Athens Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Gold Somjit Jongjohor China 2008 Beijing Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's flyweight
 Gold Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon China 2008 Beijing Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 53 kg
 Silver Manus Boonjumnong China 2008 Beijing Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light welterweight
 Silver Buttree Puedpong China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Pensiri Laosirikul China 2008 Beijing Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Wandee Kameaim China 2008 Beijing Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Silver Kaeo Pongprayoon United Kingdom 2012 London Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light flyweight
 Silver Pimsiri Sirikaew United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Bronze Chanatip Sonkham United Kingdom 2012 London Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Rattikan Gulnoi United Kingdom 2012 London Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Gold Sopita Tanasan Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
 Gold Sukanya Srisurat Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Silver Tawin Hanprab Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's 58 kg
 Silver Pimsiri Sirikaew Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Bronze Panipak Wongpattanakit Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Sinphet Kruaithong Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's 56 kg

Medals by individual[edit]

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.

Athlete Sport Years Games Gender 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Manus Boonjumnong Boxing 2004–2008 Summer Men 1 1 0 2
Pimsiri Sirikaew Weightlifting 2012–2016 Summer Women 0 2 0 2
Wandee Kameaim Weightlifting 2004–2008 Summer Women 0 0 2 2
  • People in bold are still active competitors

Flag bearers[edit]

Olympic participants[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Sport Finland
1952
Australia
1956
Italy
1960
Japan
1964
Mexico
1968
Germany
1972
Canada
1976
United States
1984
South Korea
1988
Spain
1992
United States
1996
Australia
2000
Greece
2004
China
2008
United Kingdom
2012
Brazil
2016
Archery 3 2 1 1
Athletics 8 8 8 18 4 4 10 4 18 8 12 3 11 2 4
Badminton 8 7 6 8 4 6 7
Basketball 9
Boxing 5 4 5 3 7 5 5 6 6 6 9 6 8 3 5
Canoeing 1
Cycling 8 7 7 6 1 1 2
Diving 1 2 2
Equestrian 1 1
Fencing 5 2 2
Football 11 17
Golf 4
Judo 3 1 1 2 1 1 1
Rowing 1 1 1 2
Sailing 2 2 4 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 3 4
Shooting 6 10 11 10 12 17 3 2 3 2 2 5 4 5
Swimming 2 2 5 6 8 6 2 2 2
Table tennis 1 1 1 1 3
Taekwondo 4 3 3 3
Tennis 2 2 3 2 1 2
Weightlifting 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 5 7 7 9
Total 8 35 20 54 41 33 42 35 14 46 37 52 42 47 37 54

Winter Olympics[edit]

Sport United States
2002
Italy
2006
Russia
2014
South Korea
2018
Alpine skiing 2 2
Cross-country skiing 1 1 2
Total 1 1 2 4

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. 

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