Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket fighters score gold at national youth games

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Youngsters from Phuket won gold in seven competitions at the 31st National Youth Games, held in Chanthaburi last week.

Thammawat Wongcharoenyot, president of Phuket Sports Association of Thailand Phuket office, was proud of the squad’s performance, especially in the martial arts events.

“Phuket won 39 medals this year: 7 gold, 10 silver and 22 bronze. Now Phuket is ranked 18th in the country for youth sports, and second in all of Southern Thailand.”

Mr Thammawat also praised those who supported the squad.

“We had athletes competing in 18 different events, and a total of 204 people from Phuket as coaches, parents and staffers from the Sport Association of Phuket to support them.”

Phuket fighters performed especially well at the games, which began on March 16.

Among them was 14-year-old Nuchit “Nong Team” Rukyat from Kajonkiet School, who won gold in the taekwondo under-59kg division.

Kittiwin Meeyuda won gold in the taekwondo boys under-48kg competition, and Pattomporn Jaijan won gold in the jujitsu boys 46-50kg class.

Phuket also students shone in the jujutsu duo tournaments. Pornpavina Chuepu and Thammanit Saekow won gold in the Duo-Mix competition; Chanidapa Seangeng and Pornpavina Chuepu scoring gold in the Duo-Girls comp; and Jeerapat Bootchuay and Thammanit Saekow winning gold in the Duo-Boys division.

Meanwhile, card players Adisorn Sungla, Halma Kaviset and Vasin Pongngamchai won gold for Phuket in the mixed Bridge competition.

“I am happy with our results this year; we won more medals than last year,” Mr Thammawat said.

“And we will do our best to train our players to win even more medals for Phuket next year.”

— Kongleaphy Keam

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Tourism3 mins ago

Will it, won’t it? October re-opening in doubt as Anutin defers to medical experts

Philippines15 hours ago

ICC opens investigation into Philippines President Duterte

World15 hours ago

American general defends “clandestine” phone calls with China

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand15 hours ago

Countdown to October reopening; body of Koh Phi Phi resort manager found | Thailand News Today | September 16

Visa16 hours ago

Hungarian woman arrested in Koh Samui for 10-year overstay

Thailand16 hours ago

Nakhon Si Thammarat reports Covid outbreak at prison

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides17 hours ago

Most famous viewpoints in Phang Nga

Blackpink17 hours ago

Blackpink’s Lisa causes sales frenzy for Buri Ram meatballs

Thailand18 hours ago

NACC ordered to disclose their findings regarding Deputy PM Prawit’s watch scandal

World18 hours ago

“Thai Taste Therapy” launched to promote Thai cuisine worldwide

Food18 hours ago

Food and drinks to stay away from in Thailand

Thailand18 hours ago

Ode to the Comments | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 19

Pattaya19 hours ago

Pattaya reopening likely to snub nightlife, favor other attractions

Thailand19 hours ago

Epidemiologists dispatched to Phuket to help curb the spread of Covid

Phuket19 hours ago

Phuket Vegetarian Festival gets “green light” to run from October 6 to 14

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14 | Thaiger
Thailand3 days ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending