Highlights of the ASBC National Federations – Laos secured one bronze in the Asian Games and in the history of the Asian Boxing Championships
The Asian Boxing Confederation introduces the best moments of its affiliated Asian National Federations launching a new PR campaign, the Highlights of the ASBC National Federations. Laos claimed one bronze medal in the Asian Games and also one bronze in the history of the Asian Boxing Championships while one of their hopes qualified for the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.
Laos competed first in the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games and the country also sent two boxers to the Seoul 1988 edition. Laos has done an impressive result four years later when Khamsavath Vilayphone was able to qualify for the boxing event of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games and represented the country at the light welterweight (63.5kg).
Laos achieved one bronze medal in the history of the boxing events of the Asian Games which was taken by Vongkot Chinda at the lightweight (60kg) in Beijing in 1990. Laos had quarter-finalists in the Hiroshima 1994, Bangkok 1998, Doha 2006, and in the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games.
Laos competed first in the 1992 Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok where Khamsavath Vilayphone achieved bronze medal and four further boxers represented the country in Thailand’s capital. Laos competed in a few further editions of the Asian Boxing Championships, last time in the Bangkok 2019 edition.
Laos’ Vongkot Chinda achieved silver medal at the lightweight (60kg) in the Seremban 1989 Southeast Asian Games. Their next finalist in the boxing event of the SEA Games was Hobkhob Somsanouk in the Kuala Lumpur 2001 edition. Bounphone Lasavongsy and Vilaysack Chansamone achieved their last bronze medals in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.
Laos competed in the ASBC Asian Confederation Elite Boxing Championships in Bangkok, in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships, in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur and in the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City in the recent three years.
Laos’ 18-year-old Siphae Manichan won the gold medal in their National Championships at the bantamweight (56kg) and celebrated a historical success over Malaysia’s Yuvant Mitadevar Ganesh at the Bangkok 2018 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. The final verdict was unanimous decision to Manichan which meant Laos won its first ever bout in the history of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
Laos’ best boxer Khamsathone Khamphouvanh has done historical two successes in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok on April 2019 and he repeated that strong performance in the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament. He defeated Chinese, Malaysia and Sri Lankan boxers proving that currently he is the best male boxers from Laos.
The last 2019 edition of the Laos National Boxing Championships was held for the elite women and men boxers in Vientiane which was a selection event for their best hopes. Laos’ best male athlete Khamphouvanh Khamsathone won the title in the National Championships after beating his rivals large margin of differences. Altogether 90 elite boxers including 30 women athletes competed in the 2019 Laos National Boxing Championships from 16 different boxing clubs of all regions of Laos.
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