2023 World Taekwondo Championships

Three Thai taekwondo jins so far delivered medal from Southeast Asia at the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

Panapik Wongpattanakit settled for silver medal after losing to Merve Dincel of Turkey in the women's -49kg finals, 0-0, 2-4, 4-11.Panapik is the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medalist in the said event.

Another Thai jin who brought medal is Banlung Tubtimdang. He settled for silver medal after losing to Hakan Recber of Turkey in the men's -63kg finals. Prior to the finals, Tubtimdang defeated Joan Jorquera Cala of Spain in the semifinals.

Kamonchanok Seeken gives Thailand its 3rd silver medal. Seeken settles for silver after losing to Croatia's Lena Stojkovic in the women's -49kg finals.

Good luck to all our Southeast Asian gymnasts competing at the 19th Junior and 14th Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Manila, Philippines starting tomorrow!


Women’s Baseball Asia Cup 2023

Two Southeast Asian teams are competing at the 2023 Women's Baseball Asia Cup. Indonesia who qualified after the qualifier round and the Philippines who is directly in the main draw are bracketed in Group B. They will be up against Japan and Korea in this group.

The event is being held in Hong Kong.

On day 1, the Philippines won its first game against Indonesia, 11-1, while Japan won over the Koreans.
Philippines' next game in Group B is against powerhouse Japan tomorrow, May 27, while Indonesia will face Korea.
For schedules and results, kindly check the details below.
Group A - China, India, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong
  • May 26 Taipei 23-0 China
  • May 26 Hong Kong 12-7 India
  • May 27 Hong Kong 20-6 China
  • May 27 India 0-11 Taipei
  • May 28 India 4-9 China
  • May 28 Taipei 19-0 Hong Kong

Group B - Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and Korea
  • May 26 Philippines 31-11 Indonesia
  • May 26 Japan 10-0 Korea 
  • May 27 Korea 21-3 Indonesia
  • May 27 Japan 7-1 Philippines
  • May 28 Philippines 5-9 Korea
  • May 28 Indonesia 0-27 Japan

5th-8th Classification
  • May 30 | Philippines 16-1 China
  • May 30 | Indonesia 10-13 India
  • May 31 | Indonesia 0-13 China
  • May 31 | Philippines 12-2 India

Super Round
  • May 30 | Korea 18-2 Hong Kong
  • May 30 | Japan 12-1 Taipei
  • May 31 | Japan 10-0 Hong Kong
  • May 31 \ Taipei 15-5 Korea
3rd/4th Place
  • June 1: Hong Kong 4-14 South Korea
1st/2nd Places
  • June 1: Japan 8-3 Taipei

Final Ranking
  • 1st -Japan
  • 2nd - Taipei (Taiwan)
  • 3rd - Korea
  • 4th -Hong Kong
  • 5th - Philippines
  • 6th - China
  • 7th - India
  • 8th - Indonesia

AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 Qualifiers Draw Results

Check what group your SEA Team is bracketed at the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 Qualifiers. The draw ceremony was held today, 25 May 2023 at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

All matches will be played between 6th of September and 12th of  September 2023.


2023 Thailand Mountain Bike Cup 2

📷 Thai Cycling Association

The 2023 Thailand Mountain Bike Cup 2 was a two-day tournament held in Chanthaburi Province in Thailand from May 24 to 25. It attracted competitors from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The first day of competition was a total domination of host Thailand claiming the the Cross-country Olympic events for men's junior, men's under-23 and the women's junior. 

And here are Day-1 results.

At the conclusion day of this event, Indonesia ruled the men's and women's elite categories while host Thailand clinched the women's u23 event.

Zaenal Fanani got the gold medal in the men's elite Cross-Country Olympic while Singapore's Riyadh Hakim Bin Lukman and Philippines' Dhave Roa clinched the silver and bronze medals respectively.

In the women's elite, it was Dara Latifah who managed to bagged the top podium among 8 bikers while host's Yonthanan Phonkla got her second medal of the day by ruling the women's u23 cross-country event.

📷 Thai Cycling Association

Indonesia Sweeps Group B at Asia Cup Qualifier in HongKong

Indonesia advances to the main draw of the Women’s Baseball Asia Cup to be held in Hong Kong after sweeping their Group B matches in the qualifier round. Indonesia defeated Sri Lanka (24-3), Hong Kong (22-2) and Pakistan (8-2).
The qualifier was held at Sai Tso Wan Stadium in Hong Kong from May 21 to May 23 with seven teams separated into two groups.

In Group A, Thailand and Malaysia was overpowered by India who will also advance to the main draw. India beat Thailand in their first game,  9-8, and Malaysia on Day 3 of the qualifier, 19-0. Meanwhile, Thailand dominated Malaysia, 11-3 to claim the second spot in Group A.

India who topped Group A and Indonesia for Group B will advance to the Asia Cup to be held in Hong Kong starting May 26. Indonesia will join Japan, Korea and the Philippines in Group B while India will compete against China, Taipei and host Hong Kong in Group A.
The top 4 of this tournament will qualify for the Women’s Baseball World Cup later this year.

Some photos are credited to Baseball Federation of Asia.

2023 WBSC Coed Slow Pitch World Cup Asia Qualifier

Three Southeast Asian teams along with China and Chinese Taipei are competing in the first-ever Coed Slow Pitch Softball Asia Cup qualifier in Pattaya, Thailand. These are Philippines, Singapore and host Thailand.
The event which will run from May 24 to May 27 will serve as a qualifier for the Asian region to the WBSC Slow Pitch World Cup, 

The top three teams in the final standings will earn a ticket to this coed team event, the WBSC’s newest global event for mixed teams. 

Here are the schedules and results of this event.

24 May

  • 9:00 | China 6-7 Philippines
  • 11:00 Singapore 5-12 Taipei
  • 13:30 Thailand 4-10 China
  • 15:30 Philippines 15-6 Singapore

25 May

  • 9:00 Taipei 17-8 Thailand
  • 11:00 China 17-10 Singapore
  • 13:30 Philippines 8-12 Taipei

26 May

  • 9:00 Thailand 7-6 Singapore
  • 11:00 China 8-9 Taipei
  • 13:30 Philippines 31-11 Thailand

27 May

  • 9:00 China 16-0 Thailand
  • 11:00 Taipei 8-2 Philippines
Final Ranking
  • 1st - Chinese Taipei *
  • 2nd - Philippines *
  • 3rd - China *
  • 4th - Thailand (host)
  • 5th - Singapore

* - Qualified for World Cup

Some photos used are credited to สมาคมกีฬาซอฟท์บอลแห่งประเทศไทย.


Thailand Suspends Two Players & Staffs after SEA Games Football Brawl

SEA Games Football Brawl: Indonesia and Thailand

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has suspended their two players and three coaching staffs after an involvement in brawls during the football finals against Indonesia at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia last week.
A year of suspension from Thai football teams is imposed to goalkeeping coach Prasadchok Chokmoh, assistant coach Phatrawut Wongsripuek, and coaching staffer Mayid Madada. The three were suspended for violating FAT regulations and the code of ethics and standards in sports.
As for the two players who were involved in chaotic brawl, they will not be allowed to play for Thai teams at any level for six months. These players are goalkeeper Sohonwit Rakyath and substitute Teerapak Pruengna.
Two massive brawls outbursted during the men's football finals where Indonesia prevailed over Thailand 5-2 after extra time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Ju-jitsu - Thailand Open Grand Prix 2023

The Thailand Open Grand Prix 2023 was held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 19 to 21 attracting 217 athletes from 18 countries. 

(As of writing), Thailand and the Philippines are the only Southeast Asian countries who won gold medals in this competition. Topping the medal board is the United Arab Emirates with 20 medals including 9 gold medals.
Aside from Thailand and the Philippines, other SEA countries who participated in this tournament were Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Below are the medal tally and the ranking results for different weight categories.



UIPM 2023 Southeast Asian (Pentathlon) Championships

The UIPM 2023 Southeast Asian (Pentathlon) Championships successful concluded with the Philippines and host Thailand taking home the big wins in this regional event. For instance, Joseph Godbout of the Philippines bagged two gold medals in SEA and Asian categories.

The event took place at the Pattaya Beach in Chonburi, Thailand from May 19 to May 21. Southeast Asian countries that participated in this event were Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and host Thailand.

The event was also participated by non-ASEAN countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Hong Kong.

In the last day of competition, Philippines and Thailand reigned the mixed events.

And here are the winners and results of  some events.

Here are some photos during the awarding ceremony.

2023 World Taekwondo Championships

Three Thai taekwondo jins so far delivered medal from Southeast Asia at the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.  Panapik...