Thailand on Saturday morning added two further golds to its medal tally at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, winning in sepak takraw and jetski.
It gives the kingdom eight gold medals so far – three in sepak takraw, two in taekwondo, two in paragliding and one in jetski.
At the start of the games’ second week Thailand’s total medal haul is 38, with seven silvers and 23 bronze in addition to the golds.
The silver medals have come in paragliding, jetski, weightlifting, cycling mountain bike, cycling BMX and shooting. The bronze medals have come in all 18 sports at the games, including five from weightlifting, four each from paragliding, taekwondo and jetski, and three each from sepak takraw, cycling mountain bike and rowing.
China leads the medal table with 146 medals in all, Japan is second with 107 and South Korea is third with 79. Thailand is positioned in seventh, making it the second best performer from among Southeast Asian countries after host nation Indonesia in fifth place with 37 medals.
Today’s gold medals for Thailand came from the defeat of Laos 2-0 in the men’s sepak takraw team doubles final and Phadit Buree’s win in the jetski runabout 1100 stock.
The 2018 Asian Games or 18th Asian Games is on in Indonesia’s Jakarta and Palembang until 2 September, having started on 18 August.
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