Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon

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Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon 1.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Thailand
Born (1984-05-29) May 29, 1984 (age 32)
Height 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 52.72 kg (116.2 lb)
Sport
Country  Thailand
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 53 kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 98 kg (2005)
  • Clean and jerk: 126 kg (2008)
  • Total: 223 kg (2005)
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon 2.jpg

Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon (Thai: ประภาวดี เจริญรัตนธารากูล; rtgsPraphawadi Charoenrattanatharakun) (b. Junpim Kuntatean,[2] Thai: จันทร์พิมพ์ กันทะเตียน; rtgsChanphim Kanthatian, also transliterated Chanpim Kantatian[3] May 29, 1984) is a weightlifter from Thailand.[1]

At the 2005 World Weightlifting Championships she won the silver medal in the 53 kg category, lifting a total of 223 kg (491.6 lbs).[4] At the 2006 University World Championships she won the gold medal in the 53 kg category.[5]

During the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships she suffered an elbow injury, and had to rest for three months.[6]

She won the women's 53 kg class at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.[1] She changed her name in 2007 on the advice of a fortune teller who said it would improve her chances of winning the Olympics.[2] Her name was so long that it was listed as "J" on the digital scoreboard during the Beijing Games.[7]

Major results[edit]

She competed at world championships, most recently at the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships.[8]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2008 China Beijing, China 53 kg 92 95 97 1 120 126 130 1 221 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Championships
2003 Canada Vancouver, Canada 53 kg 92.5 97.5 97.5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 117.5 120 120 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 217.5 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2005 Qatar Doha, Qatar 53 kg 95 98 98 1st, gold medalist(s) 120 125 130 2nd, silver medalist(s) 223.0 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2007 Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand 53 kg 93 96 96 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 South Korea Goyang, South Korea 53 kg 90 90 90 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Asian Games
2002 South Korea Busan, South Korea 53 kg 77.5 82.5 82.5 6 97.5 102.5 105 5 187.5 4
2006 Qatar Doha, Qatar 53kg 92 97 97 2 120 124 127 2 221 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2010 China Guangzhou, China 53 kg 92 95 95 3 120 123 125 2 215 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Asian Championships
2004 Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan 53 kg 97.5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 125 2nd, silver medalist(s) 222.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2005 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates 53 kg 94 1st, gold medalist(s) 119 1st, gold medalist(s) 213 1st, gold medalist(s)
2007 China Tai'an, China 53 kg 96 1st, gold medalist(s) 122 2nd, silver medalist(s) 218 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2009 Kazakhstan Taldykorgan, kazakhstan 53 kg 94 2nd, silver medalist(s) 120 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 214 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2012 South Korea Pyeongtaek, South Korea 53 kg 90 90 90 -- 113 113 116 2nd, silver medalist(s) -- --
World Junior Championships
2003 Mexico Hermosillo, Mexico 53 kg 90 92.5 95.5 1st, gold medalist(s) 110 115.5 115.5 1st, gold medalist(s) 211 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Athlete Biography: Jaroenrattanatarakoon, Prapawadee". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on March 16, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Ritter, Karl (August 10, 2008). "Thailand wins women's 53-kg weightlifting gold". AP. Archived from the original on May 23, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Olympics: Great wall of China blocks rivals' paths to weightlifting gold". AFP. August 5, 2008. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Kuntatean Junpim". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on August 17, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Junpim Kuntatean". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on August 17, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Prapawadee looking to a bright future". Bangkok Post. August 12, 2008. Retrieved August 23, 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2012). The Book Of Olympic Lists. Great Britain: Aurum Press Ltd. p. 300. ISBN 9781845137731. 
  8. ^ "2005 Weightlifting World Championships - Kuntatean Junpim". iwf.net. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 

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