Kingdom surge to fourth place
Saowalak, Jiraphan and Supan ship
Thailand had picked up three extra gold medals on the thirty first SEA Video games in Hanoi at press time on Friday to maneuver as much as fourth spot on the medals desk.
Saowalak Homklin claimed Thailand’s second gold medal of the Video games after successful kurash girls’s 57-kilogramme occasion on Friday.
Saowalak, who additionally gained gold within the Philippines in 2019, beat Vietnam’s Don Thi Thu 1-0 within the last at Hoai Duc Stadium.
Nonetheless Apicha Boonrangsee needed to accept silver after shedding to Jackielou Escarpe Agon of the Philippines 1-0 within the males’s 73kg last.
“We’re fairly happy with our efficiency though our goal was three gold medals,” stated staff supervisor Petai Ngamtaptim. “We managed to get the gold and that was nice.”
The lads’s soccer staff gamers practice forward of at the moment’s recreation towards Cambodia.
In bodybuilding, Jiraphan Pongkam gained gold within the males’s flyweight (60kg) class and Kasem Rattanaporn took the bronze medal whereas Vietnam’s Phuoc Pham Van took silver.
Pongsiri Prommachan gained silver within the males’s 65kg. The gold medal went to Malvern Abdullah of Malaysia whereas Vietnam’s Tung Dang Thanh took bronze.
In petanque, Supan Thongphoo gained gold within the males’s capturing occasion, beating Vietnam’s Dung Nguyen Van 9-4 in sudden loss of life after a 42-42 draw within the last.
In kickboxing, Sivapan Arunno misplaced to Toch Rachnan of Cambodia within the last of the boys’s full contact 57kg occasion and needed to accept silver.
In sepak takraw (staff regu), the Thai males’s staff defeated Malaysia 3-0 whereas the ladies’s staff beat hosts Vietnam 3-0 within the first spherical.
In basketball 3×3 qualifying spherical, the boys’s staff beat Malaysia 21-14 whereas the ladies’s staff beat Singapore 21-9.
Vietnam nonetheless lead the medal desk with 22 gold medals, adopted by Malaysia on 11.
– Battle Elephants assured –
Thai males’s soccer staff coach Mano Polking is anticipating a troublesome battle towards Cambodia within the Battle Elephants’ third Group B match of the SEA Video games on Saturday.
Supan Thongphoo gained petangue’s males’s capturing gold.
Thailand had a disappointing begin to the match final week after they misplaced 2-1 to Malaysia after being decreased to 10 males, taking part in with out red-carded defender Jonathan Khemdee since forty third minute of the match.
Nonetheless, the Thais bounced again in model of their subsequent group recreation to rout Singapore 5-0.
Polking instructed media yesterday that Cambodia had been to not be taken evenly.
“Cambodia are an excellent staff so it will likely be a troublesome match for us,” stated Polking.
“We wish to maintain taking part in on the degree that led us to the victory over Singapore and it’s good to see that gamers didn’t take lengthy to regain confidence after shedding to Malaysia within the first recreation.
“It is usually good that we are going to have Jonathan Khemdee again from suspension. He will certainly be part of our beginning line-up towards Cambodia.”
There was one other excellent news for the Thai staff camp yesterday when staff supervisor Nualphan Lamsam, who can also be the CEO of Muang Thai Insurance coverage Public Firm, was voted the Most Priceless Persona in Growing Thai Sports activities 12 months by Siamrath On-line Award 2022.