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UPDATED: 14:22, June 08, 2006
Thai boxers win five gold medals
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The Thai men's squad won five gold medals from 14 bouts on the final day of the World Amateur Muaythai Championships in Bangkok late Wednesday, while the overall title went to Russia.

Chaowarach Luangphor was the first Thai boxer to step into the ring in the final of the 45-kilogram division and he did not disappoint the local fans who packed the stadium by winning the first gold medal for his squad by defeating Bayakov Vladimir of Russia on points.

Damrong Seekhao won Thailand's second gold medal in the flyweight bout, overwhelming Popou Aleksey of Belarus. Then it was bantamweight Supachai Payunhan's turn as he defeated Uzbekistan's Sherzod Sharipov, winning the Kingdom's third gold medal.

Featherweight Satit Kaowprapai beat Christ White of Australia for the fourth gold medal and Panupan Tanjad won the last gold medal for Thailand by defeating Sone Vannathy of New Zealand in the 60kg class.

The only Thai boxer who failed in a final was Vuttirong Pramaree, who was beaten by Makeev Stanislav of Russia.

After the seven-day tournament, Russia won the overall championship with a total of five gold medals and two silvers, while Thailand was second with five golds and one silver. Third place went to Ukraine.

In the women's event, Canada and Thailand shared the overall crown, while Finland finished second.

Sandra Castia of Canada was named the Best Female Boxer and Hancharonak Dzianis of Belarus was named the Best Boxer of the tournament.

Final results

45kg - Chaowarach Luangphor (Thailand) beat Bayakov Vladimir(Russia)

48kg - Tyabin Denis (Russia) beat Fatsun Hndzey (Ukraine)

51kg - Damrong Seekhao (Thailand) beat Popou Aleksey (Belarus)

54kg - Supachai Payuhan (Thailand) beat Sherzod Sharipov (Uzbekistan)

57kg - Satit Kaowprapai (Thailand) beat Christ White (Australia)

60kg - Panupan Tanjad (Thailand) beat Sone Vannathy (New Zealand)

63.5kg - Makeev Stanislav (Russia) beat Vuttirong Pramaree (Thailand)

67kg - Morev Alexlander (Russia) beat Ameur Redwan (France)

71kg - Kishenko Artur (Ukraine) beat Bezouh Karim (France)

75kg - Levin Artem (Russia) beat Nakoize Cnyy Petro (Ukraine)

81kg - Hancharonak Dzianis (Belarus) beat Kassenov Almaz (Kazakhstan)

86kg - Samedov Zabit (Belarus) beat Migolatyeu Ugacheslav (Ukraine).

Source: Xinhua

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