games – Thailand banks on sepaktakraw returns for medals enhance

Reuters – Thailand’s sepaktakraw avid gamers could have little room for error on the Asian games in Indonesia if the nation are to increase on the 12 usual gold medals they received on the final edition of the multi-sport event at heon in 2014.

Thailand finished sixth within the medals table in South Korea with 12 gold, seven silver and 28 bronze. Sepaktakraw, native to Southeast Asia, accounted for 4 gold medals for the Thais.

The activities ity of Thailand has referred to they predict the athletes to come back home from the Aug 18-Sept. 2 video games in Jakarta and Palembang with about 17 gold medals, with sepaktakraw topping the gold medal expectations with four.

Thailand has claimed 22 out of 33 Asian games gold medals awarded within the sport and have accomplished as the premiere nation in every of the remaining 5 variations of the continental gathering.

“We’re confident of an normal medal from the three-men team. For the two-guys group, we ought to get the medal, because here’s the first time we occupy part in the class,” men’s team head teach Kamon Tankimhong told Reuters last week.

There should be six gold medals on offer in sepaktakraw – four for men and two for ladies.

The Thai guys’s group comprises 15 gamers for sepaktakraw, which sees avid gamers twist and switch their bodies in mid-air to ship a rattan ball into the opposing court using any a part of their our bodies apart from arms and fingers.

girls’s head instruct Veerat Na Nongkai talked about the 12-member girls’s team had been utterly competent for the quadrant and crew regu movements.

Golf and weightlifting had been envisioned to bring two golds each whereas Thai boxers are hoping to punch above their expectations and bewitch distinct golds.

“Boxing in Asia is without doubt one of the hardest on earth. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and India all have effective boxers on earth,” Thailand Boxing affiliation technical committee president Somchai Poolsavasdi talked about.

“So I preserve telling my boxers ‘you need to consume the Asian games first in case you want to seize the Olympics’”.

whereas there are medal ambitions, Thai prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has requested the athletes to also have fun with themselves in Indonesia while reminding them that they’ll also be their nation’s representatives on the continental showpiece.

“activities are used to build respectable members of the family at the international stage, just like the North and South Korean nations,” he instructed the athletes at a gathering this month.

“make sure you enjoy the event and at the equal time make friends during the games.

“We at all times give priority to the medals but we should still no longer neglect to pick this probability to build respectable friendships.”

editing with the aid of Greg Stutchbury

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