Somjit Jongjohor

Somjit Jongjohor

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Somjit Jongjohor (, born January 19, 1975) is an amateur Thai boxer best known for winning gold medals in the flyweight division at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships and at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Career

Somjit won the Asian Games 2002.

In the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships final in his home country he beat Frenchman Jérôme Thomas, who went on to win Olympic silver in 2004.

At the Olympics 2004, Somjit had bad luck with the draw and was outpointed by Cuban eventual winner Yuriorkis Gamboa.

At the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships he was surprised in his first match by Cuban southpaw Andry Laffita and lost 14:16. In 2005 he also competed for Thailand at the Boxing World Cup in Moscow, Russia, wining both his matches in the preliminary round.

He won silver at the 2006 Asian Games in the Flyweight division when he was upset by Filipino boxer Violito Payla 15-31. He had beaten the Filipino three times before.

He beat Vincenzo Picardi to reach the finals in the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships where he lost against local southpaw Raushee Warren.

He represented Thailand in the Beijing 2008 Olympics Flyweight category and said that it would be his last contest after which he would continue his boxing career as a national team coach.

He won his first gold medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympics Flyweight category 51 kg defeating Andry Laffita of Cuba 8-2.

In Muay thai his name is Silachai Wor preecha....
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