SEA Games 31: Thailand focuses on Olympic sports
Attend SEA Games 31 With more than 800 athletes (2nd largest, only after Vietnam), Thai sports aims to win 100 gold medals, with emphasis on sports. sports Olympics such as football (men, women, futsal), athletics, swimming, weightlifting, shooting…
Share with the media Thailand, Mr. Kongsak Yodmanee, Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), said it is difficult for Thai sports to compete for the top spot in the group with host Vietnam. Therefore, the main goal is to win as many gold medals in Olympic sports as possible. Like most countries in the region, the preparation process for the 31st SEA Games is greatly influenced by the Covid-19However, the Thai sports industry is also invested nearly 500 billion VND to maintain the leading position in the region.
Thai weightlifting returns to the SEA Games arena after the doping penalty
LIVE SEA Games 2019, Thailand won a total of 92 gold medals, 103 silver medals, 123 bronze medals, ranked 3rd in the whole delegation, behind the host Philippines (149 gold medals, 117 silver medals, 121 bronze medals) and Vietnam (98 gold medals, 85 silver medals, 105 bronze medals). It was also the SEA Games where Thai sports were disappointing when they lost many gold medals in Olympic sports such as men’s football, women’s football, and athletics to Vietnam. The scandal of using banned substances also prevented Thai weightlifters from participating in the 2019 SEA Games, so they lost some gold medals.
“SEA Games 31 aims to help Thai sports cultivate young players to prepare for the ASIAD and Olympic Games. High-achieving athletes in the Olympic group will receive key investment,” said Mr. Kongsak Yodmanee.
SEA Games 31 marked the return of Thai weightlifting after the previous penalty. General Secretary of the Thai Weightlifting Association Apinya Dachthayawat said that the weightlifting team participated with 14 athletes, including high-class athletes such as 2016 Olympic champion Sophita Thanasarn; 2012 and 2016 Olympic runner-up Pimsiri Sirikaew. With a team of under-armed players training for a long time, Thai weightlifting promises to surprise competitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and host Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sakon Wannaphong, Chairman of the Thai Shooting Association, assigned the target of winning up to 6 gold medals for this country’s shooting team. Two talents Chawakon Triniphakon, Ram Khamhaeng and runner-up world Tanyaporn Pruekakorn are the top hopes of the Thai shooting team in the pistol and rifle content.
In athletics, Thailand, after two SEA Games games to let Vietnam overtake and accept second place, is now trying to regain the No. 1 position. They have the upper hand in the men’s content, but they are also subject to gay competition. harshness of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and especially Vietnam, which dominates the women’s content. In swimming, Thailand is quite far behind SingaporeVietnam should try to compete with the rest of the countries such as Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
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