4 Thai windsurfers head to Asian Games

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Thai windsurfers Eak Boonsawat (left) and Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam (right) will lead the quest for gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games.
Thai windsurfers Eak Boonsawat (left) and Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam (right) will lead the quest for gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games.

Four Pattaya-based windsurfers will go for gold at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta this month.

Olympian Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam will lead Thailand’s contingent at the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 competition in Indonesia, competing in the RSX competition in which she had medaled in the Southeast Asian games and countless other windsurfing contests.

She will be joined by Nattapong Bhonopparat, who faces stiff competition from China in the male RSX race, and newcomers Boonyarit Sung-ngern and Cholchayacha Chunthong­lang competing in the RS One Mix (Under 22) bracket.

Speaking at Suvarnabhumi International Airport before the team’s flight Aug. 1, trainer Eak Boonsawat said the athletes said all the athletes were completely ready and totally healthy.