Thailand at the Paralympics

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Thailand at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  THA
NPC Paralympic Committee of Thailand
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Thailand made its Paralympic Games début at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville and New York, with competitors in athletics, lawn bowls and swimming. The country has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but has never taken part in the Winter Games.[1]

Thailand won no medals in 1984. Sakul Kumtan was the first Thai Paralympic medallist when he won silver in the javelin (men's A3A9 category) in 1988 - Thailand's only medal of those Games. The country was far more successful in later years, although it did not win its first gold medals until 2000. Thai athletes have won a total of nine gold medals, seventeen silver and eighteen bronze, in a variety of sports: track and field, swimming, powerlifting, archery, boccia, wheelchair fencing and wheelchair tennis.[2]

Thailand's gold medallists so far have been:

Prawat Wahoram is thus Thailand's most successful Paralympian to date, with five gold medals, while Saysunee Jana remains the only Thai woman to have won a Paralympic gold medal.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thailand at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Thailand at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Thailand at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee