11 July 2024

Thailand won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the World Teqball Championship, which ended at the Bangkok Arena stadium on Saturday.

In a doubles game, Thailand’s Chuthathip Kanthathong and Supawadee Wongkhamchan beat their rivals from Hungary in straight sets, 12-8 and 12-6, to capture the gold medal and received 590,000 baht in prize money.

In the mixed doubles, Pakpong Detcharoen and Supawadee Wongkhamchan beat players from Brazil in straight sets, 12-4 and 12-9, to take the gold and prize money of 590,000 baht.

Chuthathip also won a silver in the singles, while Pakpong and Booonkhum Thipwong won a bronze in a doubles game against players from Serbia, 12-10, 7-12 and 12-8.

Teqball is a sport that is played on a curved table, combining elements of sepak takraw and table tennis. Back and forth, the players hit a football with any part of the body, except arms and hands.  Teqball can be played between two players as a singles game or between four players as doubles.

The sport was added to the programs of the 2021 Asian Beach Games and the 2023 European Games and is aiming for Olympic inclusion.