Chanatip Sonkham Thailand

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

01 Mar 1991

Height

1.66m

Weight

49kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 1

Sport Guides

TAEKWONDO

Chanatip Sonkham competed in TAEKWONDO

Did you know?

  • Taekwondo has its roots in ancient Korean martial arts. Tae means 'to kick or smash with the foot', and kwon means 'to destroy with the fist'.
  • The sport made its Olympic debut at Sydney in 2000. South Korea tops the Olympic medal list with nine golds and 12 medals in total.
  • You score one point for a valid kick or punch to your opponent's torso, two for a spinning kick, and four for a turning kick to the head.
  • As in Beijing, there will be eight taekwondo events at the London Games. There are four weight categories for men and four for women - all played in a knock-out format.
  • Competitors who lose to one of the finalists will enter the 'repechage', which will eventually determine the winners of the bronze medals.

Head to Head

Chanatip Sonkham vs Shu-Chun Yang

Chanatip Sonkham

Chanatip Sonkham Thailand flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

4

Height

1.66m (5'5")

Weight

49kg

Age

23

Shu-Chun Yang

Shu-Chun Yang Chinese Taipei flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

Height

1.68m (5'6")

Weight

49kg

Age

28

View the London 2012 medallist table