Golden Day for Thailand! Both Men’s and Women’s Takraw teams beat Koreans 2-0 sets


INCHEON, 3 October 2014  Thailand wins two gold medals in today’s Incheon Asian Games after men’s regu sepak takraw team beats the host Korean 2-0 sets (21-16 and 21-14) in the final round. 

The first set was nail-biting. Both Thai and Korean players fought closely during the set. However, Thailand eventually earned more points at 13-10 and finally overwhelmed Korea 21-16, winning the first set as expected.

In the second set, Korea rebounded, leading Thailand 10-8 points. However, Thailand kept fighting and ended the set with 21-14 points, grasping the 2nd gold for today and 11th gold in total.

The newly earned gold has made today the ‘Golden Day’ for Thailand following the early morning victory won by the women’s regu sepak takraw team. The women’s team, as the favorite in Incheon Games, showed great performance over Korea before outclassing their rival 2-0 sets (21-12 and 21-16).

In summary, Thailand currently has 11 gold medals, 7 silvers, and 27 bronzes, and are ranked in 6th place with 45 medals in total.