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Update October 19, 2016

Thailand wins 7th World University Boxing with 6 gold medals

President of Chiang Mai University Dr. Niwet Nantajit and Sergei Sherbakov, Vice Chair of the 8th World University Boxing Championship at the closing ceremony. Russia will host the competition in two years.

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Thailand’s university students came out at the top of the medal tally to win the 7th World University Boxing Championships held at Chiang Mai University from October 3 – 8, 2016.

Thailand took home six gold medals and two bronze. Second place went to Russia and Kazakhstan in a tie. Russia, which will be hosting the event in two years, received the host flag at the closing ceremony.

The        Office of Higher Education Commission by The University Sports of Thailand Commission was assigned by The International University Sports Federation (FISU) for Chiang Mai University to host the 7th World University Boxing Championship during 3-8 October 2016 at a temporary boxing stage in CMU Convention Hall.

Gold medalists from four countries took the stage at the closing ceremony on October 8, 2016. Thailand topped the medal list with six golds and two bronze.  

This was the first time that Thailand has been honored to host this important competition with 101 boxers and 57 team managers and coaches; a total of 158 people attended this competition from 19 countries. Boxers came from around the world, including Belarus, China, France, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Taipei, Ukraine, Germany, and Thailand. 10

Thailand fielded a team of ten boxers, eight men and two women, taking home six gold medals and two bronze. Russia, the 2nd in rank, won 6 medals; two gold medals, and five bronze medals, and Kazakhstan won three medals, Ukraine won two gold medals and one bronze medal respectively.  

The event was well attended by both foreign and Thai boxing enthusiasts, parents, and supporters at the Chiang Mai University Convention Hall. President of Chiang Mai University Dr. Niwet Nantajit presided over the closing ceremony on October 8 with Yang Li Gua, Deputy President of FISU and then passed the flag on to Sergei Sherbakov, Vice Chair of the 8th World University Boxing Championship, to be held in Elista, Russia in 2018. 
 


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Thailand wins 7th World University Boxing with 6 gold medals