Chutchawal, Ratchanok win male, female accolades

Chutchawal, Ratchanok win male, female accolades

Taekwondo star Chutchawal Khawlaor and badminton player Ratchanok Inthanon have won the respective male and female athlete of the year accolades at the Siam Sport Awards.

Taekwondo star Chutchawal Khawlaor with the male athlete of the year trophy at the Siam Sport Awards last night.

Chutchawal, who won gold at the world championships, defeated swimmer Nattapong Ketin and footballer Teerasil Dangda for the men's award and received 300,000 baht in prize money.

"I am very proud to win the Siam Sport Award. I have trained and worked hard for so long so it is a relief for me to be honoured," Chutchawal said.

Ratchanok, who won an unprecedented third world junior title, beat Rangsiya Nisaisom (taekwondo) and Natthanan Jankrajang (swimming) for the women's award.

The best professional athlete award went to world boxing champion Suriyan Sathorn (Kompayak CP Freshmart).


Rookie of the year: Rattikarn Kulnoi (swimming); Coach of the year: Chatchai Sasakul, trainer of boxers Kompayak and Pongsaklek Wonjongkam; Best sports association: the Taekwondo Association of Thailand; Best Muay Thai fighter: Sam A Kaiyanghadao; Best disabled athlete: Saichon Konjen (wheelchair racing); Most popular athlete: Pluemjit Tinkao (volleyball); Most impressive match: Women's basketball team who beat the Philippines to win the gold medal at the SEA Games

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