Duan­gak­sorn’s bronze medals cap fine Thai show

Bangkok Post - - GENERAL -

>> Duan­gak­sorn Chaidee picked up two bronze medals to cap off an im­pres­sive cam­paign for Thai­land at the 2018 world weightlift­ing cham­pi­onships in Ashgabat, Turk­menistan yes­ter­day.

With Duan­gak­sorn’s medals on the last day of the cham­pi­onships, Thai lifters won a to­tal of nine gold, four sil­ver and four bronze medals.

Com­pet­ing in the women’s over 87kg divi­sion, Duan­gak­sorn got two bronze medals from clean and jerk (167kg) and to­tal weight (296kg). She was un­able to make it to the snatch podium af­ter she came fourth with a 129kg lift. Ta­tiana Kashi­rina of Rus­sia swept all gold medals (145-185-330) while China’s Meng Sup­ing (143184-327) claimed the sil­ver medals. North Korea’s Kim Kuk Hyang took the snatch bronze medal (130).

In­tarat Yod­bang­toey, ad­viser to the Thai Am­a­teur Weightlift­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (Tawa), was sat­is­fied with the team’s per­for­mance at the Ashgabat cham­pi­onships, which was one of the qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ments for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“It was a fine per­for­mance by our ath­letes,” said In­tarat. “But it’s still a long way to go. The ath­letes will have to con­tinue with their train­ing and keep im­prov­ing be­cause we still have five other Olympic qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ments,” he added.

Other Thai medal win­ners in Ashgabat were Thunya Sukcharoen and Chi­raphan Nan­tha­wong (women’s 45kg); Chayut­tra Pra­mongkhol and So­pita Tanasan (women’s 49kg); Sukanya Srisurat (women’s 55kg); and Rat­tanawan Wa­malun (women’s 64kg) and Teer­a­pat Chom­chuen (men’s 55kg).

Duan­gak­sorn Chaidee poses with her bronze medals.

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