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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 23,517 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Wijan Ponlid is the 319th most popular boxer (down from 256th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Thailand (down from 119th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Thai Boxer.

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Among boxers, Wijan Ponlid ranks 319 out of 326Before him are Jérôme Thomas, Aleksei Tishchenko, Vitali Tajbert, Audley Harrison, Sofiane Oumiha, and Georgy Balakshin. After him are Andre Berto, Luke Campbell, Hovhannes Bachkov, Félix Díaz, Mikhail Aloyan, and Danny García.

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Among people born in 1976, Wijan Ponlid ranks 895Before him are Johnny Yong Bosch, Noriko Anno, Tetsuhiro Kina, Alessio Sartori, Tomo Sugawara, and Regis Pitbull. After him are Dmitri Sennikov, Koji Okamoto, Evelyne Leu, Yasuaki Kato, Olga Kotlyarova, and Aesop Rock.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Wijan Ponlid ranks 133 out of 155Before him are Phai Phongsathon (1982), Sanchai Ratiwatana (1982), Danai Udomchoke (1981), Kessarin Ektawatkul (1981), Witwisit Hiranyawongkul (1989), and Wiradech Kothny (1979). After him are Fon Tanasoontorn (1974), Kratae R-Siam (1987), Yui Yatyer (1978), Sorn (1996), Sonchat Ratiwatana (1982), and Mina Tanaka (1994).

Among BOXERS In Thailand

Among boxers born in Thailand, Wijan Ponlid ranks 2Before him are Manus Boonjumnong (1980).