Photo credit: Tang Shi
Thailand: 1 medal
Getting no medals at the previous Asian Games in 2014, it was time to get back on the horse for Thailand who had won 26 medals before the Games in Jakarta.
Thailand’s men’s team couldn’t manage to overcome Korea in their first tie so they were left out of the medal table. The Koreans won the tie 3-1.
Then things went better for the women who eliminated Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinal in a tie where Ratchanok Intanon defeated Tai Tzu Ying in straight games. In the semifinal however they couldn’t find the required level to defeat China. The Thai women cashed in a loss of 0-3 and settled with bronze, which turned out to be the only medal Thailand won at this year’s Asian Games.
There were no medals for Thailand in the individual competitions. It was their women’s single players and one of Thailand’s mixed double duos who delivered the best results though as they all lost in the quarterfinals; Ratchanok Intanon lost to Saina Nehwal, Nitchaon Jindapol lost to Pusarla V. Sindhu, and Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai lost to Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet.
Bronze: Women’s team
Medal points: 1