Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports says he’s optimistic that Thai boxers will win a gold medal at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games (if the Games are held at all). Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn visited the national team’s training camp at the National Sports Training Centre in Saraburi province, northeast of Bangkok. He was accompanied by the governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand.
They met the 4 Thai boxers who have already qualified for the Tokyo Games. The minister watched them train at the National Boxing Development Institute, inside the NSTC compound, and praised their efforts.
“The measures undertaken by the government to control the spread of Covid-19 virus have paved the way for the Thai athletes to resume training. Boxing is one of the most popular sports in the country and all Thais are hoping for success at the Tokyo Olympics.”
“Although we didn’t win any gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, I believe the Thai boxing team will win back the faith of their fans by bringing home a gold medal from the Tokyo Olympic Games next year.”
The secretary-general of the Thailand Boxing Association and its chairman of technical development both assured Phiphat that the Thai boxers will continue to train hard for any event that might take place in the future.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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