Thailand win two ju-jitsu gold medals

Thailand win two ju-jitsu gold medals

PHUKET — Thailand won two gold medals and one more silver from Thursday's ju-jitsu competition at the Asian Beach Games at Patong Central Beach.

Areewan Chansri (right) and Ratcharat Yimprai won gold for Thailand. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

Suphawadee Kaeosrasaen and Kunsatri Kumsroi teamed up to win the first gold medal for the kingdom after beating Pakistan's Sundus Salam Khan and Maryam 36-33 in the women's show system event.

Areewan Chansri and Ratcharat Yimprai then added the second gold after they won the mixed duo show system with a 39-34 victory over Pakistan's Muhammad Ammar and Sundus Salam Khan.

In the women's under 60kg category, Onanong Saengsirichok only got silver after losing to Annie Ramirez of the Philippines 99-0.

Thailand will take on Kuwait in the flag football final at Saphan Hin Sports Complex today.

In the semi-finals yesterday, Thailand defeated China 50-13 while Kuwait overcame hot favourites Japan 40-34.

Captain Wuttikorn Harnwongphaiboon said: "Tomorrow if we can play like we did today, I am sure that we will win the gold medal for Thailand."

Today's opening ceremony starts at 6.30pm and will be shown live on NBT.

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