Thailand at the
Olympics
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IOC codeTHA
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Thailand
Websitewww.olympicthai.org (in Thai and English)
Medals
Ranked 57th
Gold
10
Silver
8
Bronze
17
Total
35
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Thailand first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the US-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Thailand has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 2002.

Thailand won its first medal at the 1976 Games in Montreal, when boxer Payao Poontarat took home a bronze in the Men's Light Flyweight category. Thailand's first gold medal would also come in boxing at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, when Somluck Kamsing won the Men's Featherweight category. Since then, Thai athletes have won gold medals at every subsequent Summer Olympics with the exception of the 2012 Games in London, with all its gold medals to date having come in men's boxing, women's weightlifting and women’s taekwondo.

The National Olympic Committee for Thailand was created in 1948 and recognized in 1950.

As of 2021, Thai athletes have won a total of 35 medals, 14 in weightlifting, 15 in boxing and 6 in taekwondo. Among countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand ranks first in terms of the number of gold medals (10), and second in the number of overall medals (35), only behind Indonesia which has 37 medals. Thailand's most successful Games to date were the 2004 Games in Athens, where they won eight medals, of which three of them were gold.

The country's most recent gold medalist is Panipak Wongpattanakit, who earned her medal in the women's 49kg event in taekwondo.

Medals

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Payao Poontarat 1976 Montreal
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Boxing
Men's light flyweight
 Silver Dhawee Umponmaha 1984 Los Angeles
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Boxing
Men's light welterweight
 Bronze Phajol Moolsan 1988 Seoul
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Boxing
Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Arkhom Chenglai 1992 Barcelona
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Boxing
Men's welterweight
 Gold Somluck Kamsing 1996 Atlanta
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Boxing
Men's featherweight
 Bronze Vichairachanon Khadpo 1996 Atlanta
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Boxing
Men's bantamweight
 Gold Wijan Ponlid 2000 Sydney
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Boxing
Men's flyweight
 Bronze Pornchai Thongburan 2000 Sydney
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Boxing
Men's light middleweight
 Bronze Khassaraporn Suta 2000 Sydney
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Weightlifting
Women's 58 kg
 Gold Manus Boonjumnong 2004 Athens
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Boxing
Men's light welterweight
 Gold Udomporn Polsak 2004 Athens
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Weightlifting
Women's 53 kg
 Gold Pawina Thongsuk 2004 Athens
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Weightlifting
Women's 75 kg
 Silver Worapoj Petchkoom 2004 Athens
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Boxing
Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Suriya Prasathinphimai 2004 Athens
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Boxing
Men's middleweight
 Bronze Yaowapa Boorapolchai 2004 Athens
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Aree Wiratthaworn 2004 Athens
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Weightlifting
Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Wandee Kameaim 2004 Athens
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Weightlifting
Women's 58 kg
 Gold Somjit Jongjohor 2008 Beijing
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Boxing
Men's flyweight
 Gold Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon 2008 Beijing
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Weightlifting
Women's 53 kg
 Silver Manus Boonjumnong 2008 Beijing
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Boxing
Men's light welterweight
 Silver Buttree Puedpong 2008 Beijing
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Pensiri Laosirikul 2008 Beijing
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Weightlifting
Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Wandee Kameaim 2008 Beijing
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Weightlifting
Women's 58 kg
 Silver Kaeo Pongprayoon 2012 London
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Boxing
Men's light flyweight
 Silver Pimsiri Sirikaew 2012 London
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Weightlifting
Women's 58 kg
 Bronze Chanatip Sonkham 2012 London
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Rattikan Gulnoi 2012 London
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Weightlifting
Women's 58 kg
 Gold Sopita Tanasan 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Weightlifting
Women's 48 kg
 Gold Sukanya Srisurat 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Weightlifting
Women's 58 kg
 Silver Tawin Hanprab 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Taekwondo
Men's 58 kg
 Silver Pimsiri Sirikaew 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Weightlifting
Women's 58 kg
 Bronze Panipak Wongpattanakit 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Sinphet Kruaithong 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Weightlifting
Men's 56 kg
 Gold Panipak Wongpattanakit 2020 Tokyo
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Taekwondo
Women's 49 kg
 Bronze Sudaporn Seesondee 2020 Tokyo
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Boxing
Women's lightweight

Medals by individual

According to official data of the International Olympic Committee. This is a list of people who have won two or more Olympic medals for Thailand.

Athlete Sport Years Games Gender 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
Manus Boonjumnong Boxing 2004–2008 Summer Men 1 1 0 2
Panipak Wongpattanakit Taekwondo 2016–2020 Summer Women 1 0 1 2
Pimsiri Sirikaew Weightlifting 2012–2016 Summer Women 0 2 0 2
Wandee Kameaim Weightlifting 2004–2008 Summer Women 0 0 2 2

Flag bearers

Olympic participants

Summer Olympics

Sport Finland
1952
Australia
1956
Italy
1960
Japan
1964
Mexico
1968
Germany
1972
Canada
1976
United States
1984
South Korea
1988
Spain
1992
United States
1996
Australia
2000
Greece
2004
China
2008
United Kingdom
2012
Brazil
2016
Japan
2020
Archery 3 2 1 1
Athletics 8 8 8 18 4 4 10 4 18 8 12 3 11 2 4 2
Badminton 8 7 6 8 4 6 7 7
Basketball 9
Boxing 5 4 5 3 7 5 5 6 6 6 9 6 8 3 5 4
Canoeing 1 1
Cycling 8 7 7 6 1 1 2 2
Diving 1 2 2
Equestrian 1 1 3
Fencing 5 2 2
Football 11 17
Golf 4 4
Judo 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Rowing 1 1 1 2 2
Sailing 2 2 4 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 3 4 3
Shooting 6 10 11 10 12 17 3 2 3 2 2 5 4 5 6
Swimming 2 2 5 6 8 6 2 2 2 2
Table tennis 1 1 1 1 3 2
Taekwondo 4 3 3 3 2
Tennis 2 2 3 2 1 2
Weightlifting 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 5 7 7 9
Total 8 35 20 54 41 33 42 35 14 46 37 52 42 47 37 54 41

Winter Olympics

Sport United States
2002
Italy
2006
Russia
2014
South Korea
2018
Alpine skiing 2 2
Cross-country skiing 1 1 2
Total 1 1 2 4

Milestones

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Sending Kanes to the Winter Olympics in Russia". Siamsport. 15 January 2014.
  3. ^ Sarah Knapton (20 January 2014). "Winter Olympics 2014: violinist Vanessa-Mae to ski for Thailand at the Sochi Games". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 7 February 2014.