Bodybuilders flex at Pattaya competition


Thai and foreign athletes finally got the chance to compete in 18 categories at the muscle and physical championships in Pattaya.

Postponed from June to the coronavirus crisis, the event on November 21 and 22 at the Royal Garden Plaza saw men compete in nine weight classes and women in three size brackets.

The competition included a handful of Thai national team athletes and a former world champion, all of whom were on a team banned from the Tokyo Olympics and other major competitions due to repeated doping violations.

The award for best male master bodybuilder (under 45) went to Kongtit Woracharoenthanakul, who finished second last year. Three-time champion Khuntan Pungpetch finished second with Yodchai Norkul third, Sudchai Ploypradub fourth and Kumpanart Plumewong fifth.

Other results, in order of placement:

Male bodybuilding (less than 65 kg.) – Chaitanong Senglum, Teerawat Tungpaiboonsub and Piyapong Tontan.

Male bodybuilding (66-70 kg.) – Jukawat Intarungsri, Akadej Plenarum, Pongsiri Phomjan.

Male bodybuilding (71-75 kg.) – Noppakao Ruamrod, Chula Thongreum, Tatbodee Sangjam

Male bodybuilding (76-80 kg.) – Former world champion Wichai Singthong, Rachata Srisawad, Pairat Panaosri

Male bodybuilding (over 80 kg.) – Panjapon Panchua, Christoph Krebs from Germany, Wichid Singthong

Female Physical Model (less than 160 cm.) – Wilailuk Kummuang, Lalita Srimeewong, Pipnipa Pienpitak

Female Physical Model (161-164 cm.) – Nitchamon Komkai, Thanyaporn Sudjaisiriboon, Jiranan Manowanna

Female Physical Model (Over 164 cm.) –Wadeetarat Toonthum, Natnatcha Thongsuang, Cattleya Zoonsay


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