Bangkok set to win National Games
[NATIONAL GAMES] Bangkok are assured of retaining their overall crown after winning 11 gold medals yesterday for a 10-day haul of 117 gold at the National Games in Suphan Buri.
Bangkok’s Nuntawat Wonwanich gets away from a Samut Prakarn player during the rugby final at the National Games yesterday.
Bangkok dominated the rhythmic gymnastics and won the four gold at stake in the women's individual apparatus events yesterday.
After winning the women's individual all-round gold the previous day, Waraporn Pornsirijanya collected three gold yesterday for Bangkok in the rope, ball and clubs categories. Bangkok's Chariya Srisamart also top scored in the ribbon routine.
Bangkok won both gold medals in the men's and women's hoop takraw, while their tennis players were victorious in the men's and women's doubles.
There was two more gold medals for Bangkok in the men's and women's seven-a-side ruby competition.
In wrestling, Nitiwat Pongsuwan and Narong Chonsin struck gold for Si Sa Ket in the men's under 50kg and under 74kg Greco-Roman categories.
Ubon Ratchathani ruled the ring as their fighters won five of the seven gold in women's amateur boxing.
In the amateur muay Thai contest, Satun kicked their way to two gold through Suphab Wansu in the men's light flyweight class and Peerasak Liamkaew in the welterweight category.
Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Lamphun shared one gold apiece in the men's pinweight, flyweight and bantamweight classes.
Khon Kaen's boxers took the men's featherweight gold, while the men's lightweight gold was won by Nakhon Ratchasima. Surin and Roi Et won one gold each in the light welterweight and light middleweight divisions.
In cycling Chanpeng Nontasin, the SEA GAMES champion from Sakon Nakhon won the women's 100km inline race.
Meanwhile, in the final of tennis competition, Kamphaeng Phet will take on Chon Buri in men's singles, while Bangkok will face Nakhon Ratchasima in the women's singles. Bangkok meet Uttaradit in the mixed doubles final.
In men's soccer, Kanchanaburi take on Narathiwat in the final, while Khon Kaen face Suphan Buri in the women's final.
In basketball, Bangkok face Lop Buri in the men's final, while Pathum Thani take on Bangkok for the women's title.
The last 18 gold medals will be contested today and the closing ceremony starts from 4pm at the Suphan Buri Main Stadium.
Meanwhile officials from Nakhon Si Thammarat, who will host the next National Games, yesterday said there will be a total of 39 events contested in eight main venues from September 15-25.