Thai women's volleyball team made history on Friday after defeating South Korea and booking themselves a place in the final for the first time. The Thai team fought with determination and experience to overcome the Koreans, Pluemjit Thinkaow's last spike touched a Korean player and the ball went out during the matchpoint, bringing victory for the Thai players.
By webfactAugust 23, in Southeast Asia News. She was in top form from start to finish, these games confirming her high standing in the sport after a stellar in which she won almost every tournament she entered, including three World Grand Prix titles, World University Games and SEA Games. The year-old Nunnapat is the first Thai athlete to win two gold medals at these Games, having been part of the team that won on Wednesday.
Thailand has competed at every celebration of the Asian Gamesincluding hosting the Games in, and Thai athletes have won a total of gold medals 7th out of 37 and overall medals 5th out of 43 at the Asian Games. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A total of events in 14 sports were contested by athletes during the games. Taiwan and Israel returned to the Asian Gamesreversing the decision taken by Indonesia in the previous Asiad to debar the two countries. A total number of 2, athletes and officials, coming from 18 countries, were involved in this Asiad.
The Asian Gamesalso known as Asiad is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. In its history, nine nations have hosted the Asian Games. Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israelwhich was excluded from the Games after their last participation in
Four years after spearheading Thailand to their historic volleyball medal, Pleumjit Thinkaow has been given the honour of leading out her country at the 18th Asian Games on Saturday. Pleumjit was a member of the women's volleyball team that landed their first Asiad medal -- a bronze -- in 48 years at Incheon On Saturday night she will become the first Thai female athlete in 20 years to carry the national flag at the opening ceremony at Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
It shall also help develop hockey in Asia and help rank the Asian teams in view of the seeding for the Asian Winter Games. The first edition of the event was held in with six teams in Hong Kong, followed by the eight-team event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in The year after a nine teams participated in the event in Chinese Taipei.
The Philippines drops its opening game against the sport's Southeast Asian giant. Philippine spiker Jaja Santiago unleashes an attack against Thailand during their kickoff game in the Asiad. Photo from Asian Games media bureau. The Filipinas failed to sustain their strong start in the opening frame — where they even led in several stretches — as the Thais took full control in the final two sets.
By Tuesday, the head of the Thai football association Somyot Pumpanmuang said he had ordered the coach to explain to him in person what happened. As for what lies ahead in the future, we will hold a meeting about it when we get back. They were held against Qatar and reproduced the same scoreline against underdogs Bangladesh — a team ranked 72 places below them in the FIFA World Rankings who made it through to the round of
Login Create Account Search. Asian-Games By Bangkok Post. Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the closing ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta yesterday Sept 2. While the successful athletes at Jakarta Palembang have legitimate reasons to aim for Olympic medals, those who failed to live up to expectations in Indonesia are hoping to make amends in Tokyo.