Thailand’s first gold in Rio Paralympic Games and our congratulations to the veteran wheelchair racer Prawat Wahoram. (pictured below).
This is fantastic news for Thailand following Friday’s silver medal winner Pongsakorn Paeyo who made the whole of Thailand proud of him on late Friday night when he claimed the silver medal in the men’s 100m (T53)
Rio Paralympic Games
Moving onto Sunday and the Nation Newspaper is reporting that veteran wheelchair racer Prawat Wahoram captured all Thai hearts on Sunday. As a result and what a result it was when he landed Thailand’s first gold in the Rio Games with a fine time of 11 minutes, 01.71 seconds in the men’s 5,000m (T54 class).
Thailand Gold finalist Prawat left Swiss Marcel Hug and Australian Kurt Fearnley to take silver and bronze medals in 11.02.04 and 11.02.37 minutes respectively.
Prawat Wahoram the 35-year-old from Sa Kaew, made Thailand proud winning the men’s wheelchair racing 5,000m gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.
To date, Prawat has captured six gold medals at the Paralympic Games.
We are delighted to be sharing this good news story, well done Khun Prawat.
Read more about Prawat success in China, Sydney, London, and now the Rio Paralympic Games here.
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Main picture credit: Bangkok Post.