Wijan Ponlid

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Police Lieutenant colonel Wijan Ponlid (Thai: วิจารณ์ พลฤทธิ์; RTGS: Wichan Phonrit; born April 26, 1976) is a Thai boxer who competed in the Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg) division at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. He returned to Thailand to a hero's welcome: honored with a new house, over 20 million baht, a job promotion (as a police officer in Sukhothai), and paraded at the front of a procession of 49 elephants through the city of Bangkok. Ponlid defeated Vardan Zakaryan of Germany in round 1, Andrew Kooner of Canada in round 2, upset Cuban Manuel Mantilla in the quarterfinal, beat Vladimir Sidorenko of Ukraine in the semifinal and finally met Atlanta silver medalist Bulat Jumadilov of Kazakhstan in the final. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wijan Ponlid has received more than 19,312 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Wijan Ponlid is the 254th most popular boxer, the 119th most popular biography from Thailand and the most popular Thai Boxer.

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Among boxers, Wijan Ponlid ranks 254 out of 324Before him are Carl Froch, Errol Spence Jr., Egor Mekhontsev, Daniyar Yeleussinov, Magomedrasul Majidov, and Robson Conceição. After him are Manus Boonjumnong, Mira Potkonen, Danny García, Vyacheslav Glazkov, Óscar Valdez, and Zhang Xiaoping.

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Among people born in 1976, Wijan Ponlid ranks 813Before him are Kristina Groves, Kardinal Offishall, Kyrsten Sinema, Stephen Carr, Nicolai Stokholm, and Andrew Simpson. After him are Kleber Romero, Tatiana Gutsu, Lu Li, Thomas Schmidt, Kazumasa Shimizu, and Shinji Makino.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Wijan Ponlid ranks 119 out of 137Before him are Sanchai Ratiwatana (1982), Datsakorn Thonglao (1983), Danai Udomchoke (1981), Kessarin Ektawatkul (1981), Chaiya Mitchai (1974), and Thitiphan Puangjan (1993). After him are Manus Boonjumnong (1980), Yui Yatyer (1978), Ratchanok Intanon (1995), Sonchat Ratiwatana (1982), Cherprang Areekul (1996), and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (1985).

Among BOXERS In Thailand

Among boxers born in Thailand, Wijan Ponlid ranks 1After him are Manus Boonjumnong (1980).