The elephant boat racing on the Chao Phraya River
in Bangkok reached a frenzy on Sunday, with twelve teams from Thailand, China
and Philippines all eager to stamp their name on the King's Cup
Elephant Boat Race trophy as the first ever champions.
The final four teams - Nonthaburi - Avani Hotels & Resorts;
Institute of Physical Education - Mercedes Benz; Yutthakarnnawa
(Royal Thai Navy Seals / หน่วยซีล) - Chang Mineral Water; Pradu Thong Goddess
(Royal Thai Navy) - JW Blue Label went head to head in the
thrilling final with only 4 seconds separating all the teams.
was the crowd favourites, the Yutthakarnnawa (Royal Thai Navy
Seals / หน่วยซีล), that claimed victory.
As the very hot day begin to cool, the crowds on Saturday
grew in numbers to enjoy an evening of fantastic entertainment
with a wide variety of food and drinks, and concerts from New Jiew and Singto
The event was not only about fun and games
one hundred percent of ticket sales from the event will be donated
to elephant related projects throughout Thailand via the Golden
Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation.
Final Leaderboard for
the King’s Cup Elephant Boat Race 2019
(Royal Thai Navy Seals) - Chang Mineral Water
2. Pradu Thong
Goddess (Royal Thai Navy) - JW Blue Label
3. Institute of
Physical Education - Mercedes Benz
4. Nonthaburi - Avani Hotels
5. Singburi - Casillero del Diablo
6. Pradu Ngern
Goddess (Royal Thai Navy) - Price Waterhouse Coopers
PhetNava - Keith & Kim
8. Samutprakarn - Veuve Clicquot
Nakornsithammarat - EGAT ( Electricity Generating Authority of
10. Porn Phra Kaew - Bangkok Bank
Sheen Fine Club, China – CITI
12. Pilipinas Orient Dragon -
Indoor Rowing Asia Cup
The Indoor Rowing Asia Cup Tournament was held
alongside the King's Cup Elephant Boat Race with teams from 9 countries - Bahrain, Chinese
Taipei, India, Iraq, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and
Thailand - competing.
Each digital heat consisted of 8 rowers giving it their
all across 2km with both female and male competitors vying for the
coveted Asia Cup trophies.
The winners of the woman’s Asia Cup was
Yi-ting Huang from Chinese Taipei and Parminder Singh from India
won the men’s championship.
Pictures from King's Cup Elephant Boat Race & River Festival in