The only blemishes;
Additional to the 14 Thai fencers participating at the women junior world cup in Bangkok were one german and 3 singaporean. Not enough – as the egytpian observer commentates this – to receive world cup points.
Following Afrika and South America, now Asia is also looking like being not much interested at such an FIE event.
Coaches are doomed, if the solidarity and cooperation beyond officials is missing.
And so Thai coach Somkhit Phongyoo had an easy day, 4 ladies in the top 8. Indeed: Pokaew reached the semi final, likewise Srinualnad: At both semi final matches, their opponents from Singapore had been left with a defeat.
The semi final was then a pure internal Thai affair. Even the secretary general of the AFAT was registrating that Ngernrungrueangroj and Manunya were fighting for medals as well.
Both Phongyoo students were finally fighting for gold and silver.
The better ending for Manunya.
Oh well, maybe after 10 years people from the AFAT might listen to the Thai with a German Coahing licence.