Thailand

History

Thailand made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1952 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. The nation sends a medium size team with around 40 athletes competing in various sports.

Thailand won its first medal in 1976 and has medaled at least once in all subsequent Olympics it has participated in. In total, the nation has won 32 medals across 3 sports; 14 in boxing, 13 in weightlifting and 5 in taekwondo. The most successful athletes are boxer Manus Boonjumnong and weightlifter Pimsiri Sirikaew whom both won two medals each. Boonjumnong won gold and silver in the men’s light welterweight in 2004 and 2008 respectively. Sirikaew won two silver medals in the women’s -58kg at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. In 2016 Thailand won a total of six medals.

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