Suphan Buri dusts former champ Bangkok with 198 golds at National Games


SUPHAN BURI, 16 January 2014 The 42nd National Games drew to a close on Wednesday with host Suphan Buri receiving a total of 198 gold medals, beating former champ Bangkok by a wide margin. 

The 198 golds, 80 silvers and 80 bronzes acquired by Suphan Buri placed them securely on top of the medals list. A wide gap exists between the new title holder and runner-up Bangkok; the latter received 74 gold medals, 99 bronze medals and 102 silver medals. Chonburi came in third, with 47 gold medals, 45 silver medals and 46 bronze medals.

Suphan Buri Games was officially closed on Wednesday evening, and the athletes and sports viewers were sent off with 5 sets of performances during the closing ceremony. The very last set of performance intrigued those at the closing ceremony with ‘Luk Thung’ music shows by famous singers who were locals of Suphan Buri.

The next National Games, the 43rd, will be held in Nakhon Ratchasima and will also be known as Nakhon Ratchasima Games. During December 9-19 this year, Thai athletes will compete in 43 types of sports at the games. After Nakhon Ratchasima Games ends, the ‘Khorat Games’ for handicapped athletes will take place during 15-19 the month after.