Tokyo Olympians – Thailand’s most experienced female boxer Sudaporn Seesondee

The Tokyo Olympic Games is ahead of us the re-scheduled event will be held in Japan between July 23 and August 8. The Asian Boxing Confederation introduces our quota holders firstly the women boxers who qualified already to Tokyo through the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which was held in Amman, Jordan on March 2020.

Thailand’s most experienced female boxer, Sudaporn Seesondee was born in Buriram Province on October 10 in 1991. Seesondee began boxing in 2006 and since then she had nearly 170 contests and trains together with the national team at least 30 hours per week. Taw, which is her nickname, likes the folk music and tries to follow her boxing idol’s Olympic Champions Wijan Ponlid’s and Somluck Kamsing’s career.

She competed at the Pre South Asian Games in Laos in 2009 making her international debut with a gold medal. Seesondee was still inexperienced but she won two contests at the Bridgetown 2010 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and claimed gold medal at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Palembang.

She received the right to attend in the annual ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Mongolia and at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in China in 2012. Seesondee claimed silver medal at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games but she has done a breakthrough at the Jeju 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships where she earned bronze medal in the light welterweight (64kg).

Seesondee competed at the lightweight (60kg), light welterweight (64kg), welterweight (69kg) and also at the middleweight (75kg) between 2013 and 2017. She fixed her category and returned to the lightweight (60kg) in 2018 when she bagged silver medals at the Jakarta Asian Games and at the New Delhi AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. She defeated such strong boxers in those events as Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volosenko, Finland’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Mira Potkonen and South Korea’s Asian Games winner Oh Yeon Ji. Seesondee had 22 international contests in the busy year of 2019 when she earned medals in several tournaments in Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Belarus, and Thailand before taking the gold of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines. The experienced Thai qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games with her bronze medal at the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event.

Personal biography
Name: Sudaporn Seesondee
Country : Thailand
Gender : Woman
Date of birth : 10/10/1991
Height : 162cm
Weight category : 60kg
Residence : Udon Thani
Stance : Southpaw
Best achievements:
2020 – Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event (Amman, JOR) – Bronze
2019 – Southeast Asian Games (Pasay, PHI) – Gold
2019 – Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament (Bangkok, THA) – Silver
2018 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (New Delhi, IND) – Silver
2018 – Jakarta 2018 Asian Games (Jakarta, INA) – Silver
2018 – Kapolri Cup (Manado, INA) – Gold
2014 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Jeju, KOR) – Bronze
2013 – Southeast Asian Games (Nay Pyi Taw, MYA) – Silver
2011 – Southeast Asian Games (Palembang, INA) – Gold

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