Chiang Mai, August 13, 2023 – Amidst the fervent cheers and electrifying atmosphere at the Chiang Mai 700 Year Stadium in the Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, a triumphant moment unfolded as Mr. Palakorn Suwanrath, esteemed Privy Councilor, took center stage to preside over the crowning ceremony of the victors in the ONE 31 Sea V League 2023 women’s volleyball championship.
In a resounding display of sportsmanship and determination, the championship finale pitted the formidable Thai national team against their equally skilled Vietnamese counterparts. The climactic showdown culminated in a stunning 3-0 triumph (25-15, 25-23, 25-22) for the Thai national team, a feat that secured their prestigious position as the champions of the ONE 31 Sea V League 2023 Women’s Volleyball Tournament. The Vietnamese national team valiantly secured the runner-up spot, while the third place honor was clinched by the Indonesian national team. The Philippine national team, after a spirited match against the Thai national team, claimed the fourth place, further igniting the excitement within the stadium.
Graced by the presence of dignitaries and fervent spectators, the event held deep significance. Mr. Worawit Chaisawat, Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai Province, Mr. Pichai Lertpong Adisorn, President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization, and Mr. Somporn Chaibangyang, President of the Volleyball Association of Thailand, alongside representatives from various government agencies and the enthusiastic public, collectively infused the occasion with energy and enthusiasm.
Reflecting on the successful culmination of this sporting extravaganza, Mr. Pichai Lertpong Adisorn shared insights into the collaborative effort that brought the ONE 31 SEA V League women’s volleyball competition to life. The vibrant tournament, held from August 11 to 13, 2023, at the iconic 700-year Chiang Mai Stadium, Chiang Mai Province, was orchestrated through the joint partnership of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization, Chiang Mai authorities, and the Volleyball Association of Thailand. This initiative aimed to not only satiate the appetite of volleyball enthusiasts in Chiang Mai Province and its neighboring regions but also to nurture the potential of organizing sporting events. In doing so, it invited children and youths to channel their leisure time into a productive pursuit, cultivating a deeper connection with the sport. Furthermore, the tournament’s ripple effect extended to the tourism sector, with the grandeur of the event enticing both Thai and international tourists, thereby contributing to the burgeoning economy of Chiang Mai and amplifying its allure as a tourist destination.
Amidst a jubilant ambiance, the culminating moment witnessed Mr. Plakorn Suwannarat, the Privy Councilor, bestowing the hard-earned accolades. He presented medals and tokens of appreciation to the dedicated athletes, comprising team members, support staff, coaches, officials, and judges, who dedicatedly participated in this riveting competition. The zenith of the event was reached when Mr. Suwannarat handed over the coveted trophy of the ONE 31 Sea V League 2023 women’s volleyball championship to the triumphant Thai national team. Their resounding victory etched their name in the annals of the sport’s history, adding to the tapestry of accomplishments in the world of women’s volleyball.