That’s all, folks

3 Gold (2 women’s weightlifting, 1 boxing) 1 Silver (boxing) 4 Bronze (2 women’s weightlifting, 1 women’s Taekwondo, 1 boxing) This is the best Olympics ever for Thailand, and best ever for Thai women. It’s been emotional....
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Cry for Thailand

…and for my first viewing of live Olympics event in Athens!! Thailand Manus Boonjumnong won the gold medal, the first ever for Light Welterweight category. And here’s the best part. I was calling my dad right before the match started. A call waiting beeped, and it was Brandon’s dad on the other line, letting me know that the boxing match was on. So me and my 2 dads were all watching. The best feeling in the world is to be able to call my dad right after the match to say “Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” to each other. That brings us to 3...
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More more more

Thai Middleweight boxer grabbed another bronze for the motherland! That makes 2 golds and 4 bronzes so far. 2 boxers are left in the rings: Light Welterweight boxer is fighting his final bout Saturday, and Bantam is fighting in the semifinals later on today. In Taekwondo, one athlete left in the competition tomorrow. **NEWS UPDATE** Our Bantamweight boxer made it to the finals. We are looking at 2 more medals either gold or silver!...
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Last Hopes

Thai Taekwondo team is not doing as hot as the country has expected. Our pride-and-joy girl lost her shot at the gold today, but may still get a chance at the bronze. How do they do that? Olympics TKD competition is set up this way: anyone who lost to the 2 finalists in the first round get to compete with losers from semifinals for the bronze. So our female athlete still has a shot. On the other hand, our guy didn’t make it very far. We’re not giving up yet. There are still 2 more athletes going on in the...
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The fights continue

CBS Sports actually has Thailand’s Olympic Medals history. It’s always been the boxing boys since the first medal, a bronze, in 1976 Montreal, to the first gold in Atlanta, and 3 medals maximum. Here in Athens, we’ve beaten all the odds and all the records with 4 medals won already and the boys are just finishing up quarterfinals. All the medals so far are in weightlifting, and all by women. Thai female athletes, basked in the glory of the women’s lifters, and the men, wanting the medals more than ever, are putting in their efforts to garner more medals for...
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Golden Year!

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...
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