Defending champions China placed second overall, with 16 gold, 11 silver and 21 bronze medals. Third place went to South Korea, with 9 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals, while Iran (9-14-8) and Vietnam (8-12-10) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Meanwhile, Thai sports associations whose athletes won medals are to receive a total of 11.79mn and coaches of Thai medalists will receive payouts totaling 6.64mn baht.
Each Thai sports association whose athletes won medals will receive 30 per cent of the prize money the athletes will receive, while coaches for individual players and for the team events with up to six athletes will each receive 20 per cent of the prize money to be given to the athletes. Coaches for the individual players and for the team events with more than seven athletes will receive 10 per cent of the prize money that the athletes will be given.
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