Thailand’s teenage sensation Baison Manikon – I train hard with Jangphonak Parkpoom to accomplish my goals in the Olympic Games

Thailand’s Baison Manikon claimed gold medal at the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships after two years of experiences in the national team. She was quickly involved to the elite national team and the 18-year-old welterweight (69kg) boxer impressed in the Qualification Event with her bronze medal.

The Thai teenager is the youngest one among all boxers who qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games through the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which was held in Amman. Manikon was born in 2001 and she is the lone boxer from that age group who qualified for the Olympic Games.

 “I am so happy that I earned the quota place at the welterweight (69kg) for the Tokyo Olympic Games in Amman. I never thought before the start of the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event that I will be the first from Thailand who can get a quota place for the Games.

I had my first international fights only two years ago and just joined to the elite national team in Thailand. This is my first year as elite and I was expected to increase my experiences against the bests in the world. Everyone is stronger, older and more experienced in my weight class but I could get the quota in Amman. I used my distance and speed to land enough punches against my top rivals in the event.

I could win youth events in a few countries in the past and I am planning to show my developments in the Olympic Games. I have still time to the start to prepare well and do my best in Japan. I train 24 hours every week with former Olympian boxer Jangphonak Parkpoom in Bangkok to accomplish my goals in the Olympic Games,” said Thailand’s teenage pride Baison Manikon following her superb success in Amman.

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