Another gold for the ladies! Pawina Thongsuk, weighing in at 152 lbs. and lifted total of 601 lbs. to get to gold. Pawina first broke the world record by lifting 270 lbs. which was broken in the next turn by the Russian at 275.5 lbs. Matter not, at the end, the Russian contender and Pawina lifted the same weight but Pawina won because she weighs less.
That brings Thailand up to 4 medals total – 2 golds, 2 bronzes – ALL from women’s weightlifting.
I’m crying again!!!
On other notes: The lone Thai badminton player lost in the semifinals, but he has one more shot for the bronze. All 3 boxers are still going strong.
I could be jinxing it…but this is looking to be Thailand’s best Olympics EVER!