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Payao Poontarat
Professional Boxer, Politician, Boxer, Athlete, Martial Artist, Olympic athlete, Deceased Person, Measured person, Person

Payao Poontarat was a Thai boxer who, at the age of 18, won the bronze medal in the men's Light flyweight category at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He was the first Thai to win an Olympic medal.

Thailand at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Thailand competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. 42 competitors, 39 men and 3 women, took part in 33 events in 11 sports. The country won their first Olympic medal, a bronze for boxing's Payao Poontarat. It became the third...