Thailand’s female and male elite teams returned to their National Training Centre

Thailand’s elite female and male teams prepared at home hard during the quarantine period of the Covid-19 pandemic. They returned to their National Training Centre after three months of break and began their preparations to the upcoming events in the recent days and all of their boxers passed successfully the medical tests.

Thailand had only around 3,000 Coronavirus cases in their 70 million population which shows their strong success against Covid-19. Thailand is opening slowly step by step and their Boxing Association decided to increase the activities of their boxers. The plans, the activities and all financial matters were approved by their Board members during the Virtual Meeting which was held last month. 

Some of Thailand’s previous Olympic boxing heroes as Sydney 2000 Champion Mr. Wijan Ponlid, Mr. Jangphonak Parkpoom and Mr. Suban Pannon are also with team as coaches and support the preparation of the elite national team. The youth and junior national team members will be following the elites and also join to the preparation which to be continued in their National Training Centre in the forthcoming weeks.

Thailand qualified already four boxers to the Tokyo Olympic Games through the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which was held in Amman. The Southeast Asian boxing power sent eleven athletes to the first qualification event and among them eight reached the quarter-finals and finally four qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Sudaporn Seesondee eliminated her main rival a Chinese boxer in the preliminary round of the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event and after she qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Thailand’s second female boxer will be ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champion Baison Manikon who is only 18 but qualified as the youngest ever athlete in the Olympic history of the Southeast Asian country.

Thailand’s next male generation is one of the most powerful in the Asian continent and 19-year-old AIBA Youth World Champion Thitisan Panmod proved his strength when he defeated Uzbekistan’s Olympic Champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov at the flyweight (52kg) in Amman. Thailand’s second male boxer who already qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games is ASBC Asian Champion Chatchai Decha Butdee at the featherweight (57kg).

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