Arwut Chinnapasaen

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Arwut Chinnapasaen
Personal information
Full nameArwut Chinnapasaen
National team Thailand
Born (1980-12-03) 3 December 1980 (age 38)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)

Arwut Chinnapasaen (Thai: อาวุธ ชินนภาแสน; born December 3, 1980; nickname: 'X') is a Thai former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He claimed two gold medals in the 50 m freestyle at the Southeast Asian Games (2003 and 2005), before losing out to Daniel Coakley of the Philippines in 2007.[2][3]

Chinnapasaen qualified for the men's 50 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by posting a FINA B-standard entry time of 23.20 from the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.[2][4] He challenged seven other swimmers on the sixth heat, including three-time Olympian Julio Santos of Ecuador. He raced to sixth place by one hundredth of a second (0.01) behind Cyprus' Chrysanthos Papachrysanthou in 23.52. Chinnapasaen failed to advance into the semifinals, as he matched a forty-sixth place tie with SEA Games medalist and former rival Allen Ong of Malaysia in the preliminaries.[5][6]

Chinnapasaen is currently Head of Aquatics at St Andrews International School Bangkok.[7] He has been a swimming coach at St Andrews since August 2015.


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  2. ^ a b "Thailand Continues to Dominate Southeast Asian Games". Swimming World Magazine. 10 December 2003. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Yeo Makes It Five Golds in SEA Games Pool". Arab News. 3 December 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 5)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 6". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Men's 50 Freestyle Prelims Day 6: Hall Splashes a Hot 22.04, Fastest Qualifier; Lezak Makes This One but Popov, Hoogie Bow Out". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  7. ^ "St Andrews Staff Profile: Arwut Chinnapasaen (Head of Aquatics)". St Andrews International School Bangkok. Archived from the original on 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-09-09.