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Bangkok keep their pace in gold haul

[NATIONAL GAMES] Leaders Bangkok kept their momentum with a blistering haul of 12 gold medals in the 36th National Games yesterday.

Published on September 18, 2007

The perennial champions' main exploits came in the swimming in which the capital side snatched five out of the seven gold medals on offer.

In athletics, the spotlight was on the men's and women's 100m. For the men, it was a two-horse race between Sitthichai Suwornprateep of Samut Prakan and his national team-mate Watchara Sorndee, representing Ayutthaya. Watchara left the defending champion in his wake, crossing first in 10.49 seconds.

In the women's 100m, Juthamart Thavornjaroen out-paced two of her national

team-mates to clinch gold medal for Songkhla, clocking 11.67


Buaban Pamang's throw of 51.91m was well below her individual best but was enough for the Chiang Rai native to clinch gold and shatter the Games' record in the women's javelin.

Juthaporn Krasaeyarn, Sarayudh Pinitjit and Sornsak Kunkaew helped Bangkok earn three gold medals in the women's discus, men's shot put and men's 400m.

A total of 48 gold medals are up for grabs today.

Kitinan Sanguansak

 The Nation

Nakhon Si Thammarat

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