7 Thai windsurfers qualify for Brazil Olympics

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Pattaya-based Thai windsurfers have qualified to compete in this year’s Brazil Summer Olympics after their performance in the ASAF Asian Championships.

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, honorary head of the Windsurfing Association of Thailand, announced on March 23 at the Surf Kitchen in Jomtien Beach that seven windsurfers will complete in the RSX men’s and women’s competitions in Brazil.

The men’s team is comprised by Nattapong Phonoparat, Eak Boonsawat and Patdanai Chin-in.

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (centre) congratulates Thailand’s successful windsurfers who will represent the nation later this year at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The women will be led by sensation Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam along with Sarocha Phunprai, Krongkaew Sakulfaeng and Duangkamol Pho-nguen.

The athletes and coaches were rewarded with cash from sponsors.