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Thais take silver, bronze in taekwondo

OLYMPICS: Thai taekwondo fighters won two medals today (Aug 18 Thailand time) in flyweight matches, to assure the nation of its best showing ever at the modern Olympics.


Bangkok Post

Thursday 18 August 2016, 12:24PM


Thailand’s Tawin Hanprab (left) competes against China’s Zhao Shuai in the men’s taekwondo gold medal bout in the -58kg category. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP
Thailand’s Tawin Hanprab (left) competes against China’s Zhao Shuai in the men’s taekwondo gold medal bout in the -58kg category. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Tawin Hanprab lost a close under-58kg decision to champion Zhao Shuai of China to win Thailand’s second silver medal of the Rio 2016 Games.

And Panipak Wongpattanakit, a former world champion, finished the Olympics day when she outclassed Itzel Manjarrez of Mexico 15-3 to win inside the distance for a bronze.

Kim So-hui of South Korea, a double world champion, narrowly beat Panipak in the semi-finals and then prevailed over European champion Tijana Bogdanovic of Serbia 7-6 to win the women’s under-49kg gold medal.

Thailand finished the day with two medals as Panipak Wongpattanakit, a former world champion, outclassed Itzel Manjarrez of Mexico 15-3 to win inside the distance for the other bronze.

Korea, normally the dominant force in taekwondo, also ended the day with two medals after two-time world champion Kim Tae-hun denied Mexico a bronze, beating Carlos Navarro 7-5 in the men’s under-58kg division.

The Hyatt Place Patong

Thailand has two gold medals, two silver and two bronze for its best-ever Olympics performance.

The country is 24th overall, an unprecedented place for Thailand in the standings.

The medal hunt is not over for the Thais. Ariya Jutanugarn is a strong contender for gold in women's golf, and leads the event after the first of four rounds. (See story here.)

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