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Best athletes of 2018 to be recognised

Jul 17. 2019
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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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