Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by pirie
Thailand Athletics 2018
Results of Phi Athletes in the Amazing 711 Run in Phuket, Laguna Thailand
June 9, 2019
No Changes to SEA Rankings as no one set seasons bests.
Photo: Jonathan Nyepa
Not to be under-estimated Amsam-Ang SEA Season lead in Pole Vault (December 2018)
Pinoyathletics continues are highlights the major changes in SEA Athletics.
Amsam-Ang SEA Season lead in Pole Vault
21-year-old, Thai Pole Vaulter Patsapon Amsam-Ang. Continued his meteoric rise in the world of Pole Vaulting. The highlight of 2018 is his first major international medal a Bronze at the Asian Games in Jakarta with a then 5.50m.
With a new personal best of 5.55m at the Thailand National Games on November 21. Amsam-Ang showed he was in no hurry to wind up his rapid improvements for 2018. He has improved this year from 5.40m to 5.55m. In fact, he broke his PB four times 5.41, 5.42, 5.50, and 5.55.
Amsam-Ang grabbed a new PB, new Thai record and the SEA Season lead from 2017 Asian Bronze medallist Ernest John Obiena of the Philippines who had registered 5.51m earlier in the year over in Europe. Obiena, 23 personal best of 5.61m was set in 2016 which is the South East Asian Record.
But he has a very worthy adversary in the Thai Amsam-Ang who trains in Poland. While Obiena trains in Italy. It will be an interesting battle as the 2019 SEA Games will be held in the Philippines. And with not just one but two world-class Vaulters aiming for Olympic Selection in 2020, it will be one of the drawcards of the 2019 SEA Games.
In Thai National Games Men’s Pole Vault 2017 SEA Games Champion Porranot Purahong took silver with 5.20m. Ang was only silver last SEA Games. With Obiena not participating due to an injury sustained before SEA Games. Veteran Kreetha Sintacheewa a many time SEA Games Champion took Bronze in 5.20m. With 18-year-old Kasinphot taking bronze in 5.10m. Showcasing the wealth of depth in Thai Pole Vaulting.
While Amsam Ang performance in the Thai National Games was the marquee performance. There were some other very stunning performances.
Double Gold for Female Jumpers
On the female side Asian Games silver medalist Chayanisa Choemchundee did enough to win the Women’s Pole Vault with 4.10m, well off her 4.30m PB. But she also added the High Jump gold with 1.68m.
While Parinya Chuaemoreong the Asian Games bronze medalist in the Triple Jump won the Long Jump (6.12) and Triple Jump (13.53m).
Meanwhile, evergreen Wassana Winatho a multiple SEA Games champions who is nearly 40 years old won the women’s Heptathlon.
Sub 47 400M
Nattaphong Kongkraphan improved his 400 PB from 47.46 to 46.74 to win the Men’s 400m from Jirayu Pleenram 47.77 and Natthawuch Pumthong 47.90. SEA Games Silver Medalist Sunthorntuam still a junior at 19 years of age was fourth in 48.24, nearly 2 seconds below his personal best.
14.01.18 Thailand Don Bosco at Udon Thani
Men’s Results not good enough for January Top 10 in South East Asia. Only 2 Women’s
Results. Translated, but not sure about spellings of names.
21K: Nam Som 1h34.29 (50+ Category)
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