Panipak Wongpattanakit is a world, Olympic, Asian Games and SEA Games champion ©Getty Images

Olympic taekwondo champion Panipak Wongpattanakit has won yet another accolade - this time the honour for best female amateur athlete from the Sport Writers Association of Thailand (SWAT).

The 24-year-old won women's under-49kg gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and is also the reigning world champion in that division.

Wongpattanakit's gold medal represented the only title Thailand won at the Olympics, and one of only two medals for the country.

Wongpattanakit was laid low by COVID-19 earlier in April, but was able to attend a ceremony in Bangkok to receive the SWAT honour.

Boxer Chatchai-decha Butdee earned the equivalent men's honour, per the Bangkok Post.

Former Asian champion and World Championship bronze medallist Butdee lost at the quarter-final stage at Tokyo 2020.

Golfer Patty Tavatanakit, who won her first major in 2021, took the prize for the best professional woman and footballer Chanathip Songkrasin won the men's professional gong.

The Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) is the next major event on Wongpattanakit's agenda.

Vietnamese capital Hanoi is due to stage the SEA Games from May 12 to 23.

The event was pushed back from 2021 because of the coronavirus crisis.

Thailand won seven gold medals in taekwondo at the 2019 SEA Games - fewer than only the Philippines, the host nation.

Wongpattanakit successfully defended her under-49kg crown.