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The Mall Group holds ceremony for Thailand’s Para Asian Games participants

Group photo Thailand's Para Asian Games team at the The Mall Shopping Center Ngamwongwan.. Image credit: ไมตรี คงเรือง นายเอียด ลุ่มแม่น้ำปากพนัง

Recently, The Mall Group held a ceremony for Thailand’s Para Asian Games participants at the The Mall Shopping Center Ngamwongwan.  People in attendance included Dan Nopporn, Samak Nambut, Waniths Inthanin, Suthi Khlongrua, Suwitchai Merngprom, and Saysunee Jana.  Competitors were given flowers, and spoke about their experiences.

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Thailand’s 217 athletes won 107 medals at the South Korean hosted game, including 21 gold medals, 29 silver and 47 bronze while participating in sports that included archery, boccia, athletics, swimming, goalball, powerlifting, badminton, shooting, wheelchair tennis, table tennis, wheelchair fencing, 5-a-side football, wheelchair basketball, ten-pin bowling, judo.  They finished sixth overall in total medals, behind China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Uzbekistan.

 

The country’s most decorated competitors were Pichaya Kurattanasiri and Saichon Konjen  wh both o won 2 golds, a bronze and a silver in athletics. Fellow track and field athletes Kitsana Jorchuy and Rawat Tana both won 2 golds and a silver. Phichai Boonsri and Peth Rungsri , also track and field athletes, both won a gold and a bronze medal each. Pagjiraporn Gagun and Sakphet Saewang  won a pair of silver medals. Prawat Wahoram and Songwut Lamsan  won a silver and a bronze. Pranaya Sekratok  won 3 bronzes. Kewalin Wannaruemon  won 2 bronzes and Tpat Chatyotsakorn. Swimmer Aphiwat Anghiran  also won a pair of silver medals.  Swimmer Voravit Kaewkhom  won 4 bronzes. Somchai Doungkaew and Sutat Sawattarn   won a silver and a bronze.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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