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Thailand - Sports

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Thailand - Sports Popular Sports Famous Athletes Achievements Reason why Thailand isn't as successful as many other Western Countries Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) Fierce and Furious Application of Techniques Elbow, Feets, Bare Feet and Fists Ancient Martial Art Long Tail Boat Racing In Honour of the Guardian Spirits Up to 60 Oarsmen Traces back to Ayutthaya, some 600 years ago 2008 Summer Olympics Somjit Jongjohor 2 Gold Medals 2 Silver Medals Boxer - Male Flyweight Category Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon Weightlifter - Female 1 Olympic Gold Medal 1 Silver Medal Women's 53kg Category 1 Olympic Gold Medal Thailand: 4 Medals 1 Gold - Weightlifting Women 1 Gold Flyweight Boxing - Men 1 Silver - Taekwondo Women 1 Silver - Boxing Light Welterweight Men Thailand's Best Sport at the Summer Olympics - Boxing 2006 Asian Games 13 Gold Medals 15 Silver Medals 16 Bronze Medals Rank 5 Poverty Hidden Talents Not many training facilities Training too expensive Children have to work to earn money for the family. They can not afford to loose them. Usually if the children go away, the parents will never see them again, due to the fact that travelling there is too expensive. Boxing Nutrition in food is not very rich, because they usually eat the same thing everyday. This leads to the people being not being physically strong and have a weak immune system. By Livia Mueller Not many possibilities Other Summer Olympics 2004 - 8 Medals 2000 - 3 Medals 1996 - 2 Medals 1992 - I Medal 1988 - 1 Medal Traditional Sports Most of the sports, Thailand is exceptionally good at, are the traditional sports. However these sports are not Olympic Sports. Therefore, they can not prove their real talent and strengths. Long Tail Boat Racing Bull Fighting - Chon Wua Sword and Pole Fighting - Fun Daab Krabi Kra-Bong Kite Flying - Len Wow Muay Thai Boxing Bibliography
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