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Best athletes of 2018 to be recognised

Jul 17. 2019
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By The Nation

The most outstanding Thai athletes of 2018 will be named by the Sports Writers Association of Thailand (SWAT) on July 20, with the ceremony telecast last on Spring 26 from 2-5pm.

This year’s finalists, chosen by the selection committee led by SWAT president Somchai Poolsawas, are as follows.

Best male amateur athlete: Sawet Sethaporn (skeet and trap), Pornchai Khaokaew (takraw), Jai Angsuthasawit (cycling).

Best female amateur athlete: Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit (skeet and trap), Atthaya Thitikul (golf), Panipak Wongpattanakit (taekwondo).

Best professional athlete: Chanathip Songkrasin (football), Wanheng CPF (boxing), Ariya Jutanugarn (golf).

Best junior male athlete: Kometh Sukprasert (cycling), Athichai Permsap (amateur boxing), Kunlavut Vitidsarn (badminton).

Best junior female athlete: Kenthida Saengsin (taekwondo), Supachanin Khamhaeng (weightlifting), Atthaya Thitikul (golf).

Best coach: Juan Fontaniel (amateur boxing), men’s 4x100m coaching team, Choi Young Seok (taekwondo).

Best sports association: Volleyball Association of Thailand, Cycling Association of Thailand, Taekwondo Association of Thailand.

Best team: men’s 4x100m team (2019 Asian champions), female national badminton team (2019 Uber Cup runners-up), female national volleyball team (2019 Asian Games silver medallist).

Several awards have already been decided. They are:

Best handicapped male athlete: Voravuth Saengampa (boccia)

Best handicapped female athlete: Kwansuda Puangkijja (taekwondo)

Ekachai Nopchinda award: Chakkrapong Rodsin (Uttaradit FC)

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