Supanara Sukhasvasti

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Supanara Sukhasvasti
Personal information
Born (1992-06-11) June 11, 1992 (age 21)
Height 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Country  Thailand
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Supanara Sukhasvasti na Ayudhya (often S.N.A. for the second name; Thai: ศุภนร ศุขสวัสดิ ณ อยุธยา; RTGS: Suphanara Suksawat Na Ayutthaya, born June 11, 1992 in Chiang Mai) is a Thai long jumper. By winning the gold in the long jump at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics, he became Thailand's first ever finalist, medallist and champion in an athletics global event of any age category. He is also the Thai record holder in the long jump.

Career[edit]

At the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics, Suksawasti won the gold in the long jump with a distance of 7.65 m.[1] He also won a silver in the triple jump with a distance of 15.70 m.[2]

On 5 June 2010, he became the first athlete of Southeast Asia to leap over 8.00 meters in long jump when he registered 8.04 (+1.4) during the Asian Grand Prix in Bangalore.[3] A few weeks later, he took the silver medal in the long jump behind Lin Ching-Hsuan at the 2010 Asian Junior Athletics Championships.[4] At the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships in Kobe, Suksawasti won a silver medal in the long jump behind Chinese jumper Su Xiongfeng. It was his first medal in a senior meet.

Personal[edit]

Supanara Sukhasvasti na Ayudhya is a descendent of King Rama IV.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

As of July 10, 2011.
Event Best (m) Wind Venue Date
Long jump 8.05 NR 1.3 m/s Kobe July 10, 2011
Triple jump 15.83 0.9 m/s Suphanburi July 25, 2009
Long jump (indoor) 7.39 N/A Hanoi November 1, 2009

Key: NR = National record

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