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1st Taekwondo Olympic gold as Panipak wins for Thailand


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Panipak Wongpattanakit brought home a historic gold medal today – Thailand’s first in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, first-ever in taekwondo, and 10th gold medal of all time. The 23 year old has won 2 world championships and is currently ranked number 1 in the world. She barely edged out her competitor, the current European Championship winner Adriana Cerezo Iglesias from Spain in a last-minute turnaround. With just 11 seconds to go, Panipak was down 1 point, 9-10, until she scored a trunk hit that catapulted her to an 11-10 win. The event was held at Makuhari Messe Convention Centre […]

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36 minutes ago, gummy said:

Good for her, something she will treasure for the rest of her life.  Lets hope the Thai government don't use he for propaganda purposes.

He or her.  Either way Thailand can be proud and there will no propaganda involved.

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7 minutes ago, bushav8r said:

He or her.  Either way Thailand can be proud and there will no propaganda involved.

Wait till she gets back to Thailand, Prayut will be there making out she only got the gold due to his help.

He will be there snivling/ grovelling like a dog on heat.

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54 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Wait till she gets back to Thailand, Prayut will be there making out she only got the gold due to his help.

He will be there snivling/ grovelling like a dog on heat.

You got that right on the button. 

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Hope she has the guts to resist the obvious expected political gesturing when she gets back, they may have banned it at the Olympics but not at the airport back home.

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6 hours ago, bushav8r said:

He or her.  Either way Thailand can be proud and there will no propaganda involved.

How on earth can you say that ? Seems you know very little of the Thai propaganda machine running at maximum since 1946. Thailand's administration over the years has used so many achievements by Thai sportsman, Olympians or golfers etc to use as propaganda claiming that due to support of certain people is the reason that they had those achievements

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Firstly, congratulations to the athlete. You bring great pride to yourself, your hard work, your family and to the nation of Thailand.

It is likely the athletes from most countries will have to put up with the "adulation" of the Leaders and Politicians. That is what politicians seem to do. They need to be seen with success and claim their part. It almost an added requirement in their DNA.

Thankfully, the majority of the population know who had the real success and why.

 

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Brilliant job. Judos to Panipak. At least she is doing something to uplift her nation, contrary to the extremely toxic leaders and politicians, who are just grinding down the common man daily, doing absolutely nothing to alleviate their suffering and hardship, and continuing to fail at nearly every conceivable area of leadership.

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