BANGKOK, 12 September 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has welcomed home the paralympic athletes and presented them with bonuses in cash.
A grand reception was held to welcome the Thai paralympic team, who bagged the country four gold, two silver, and two bronze medals from the London 2012 Paralympics.
The premier presented the rewards to the athletes. Those who won the gold received six million baht each, silver winners got four million, and bronze medalists received 2 million baht.
Four gold medals belonged to the boccia team, who won in both the team and the single categories, a table tennis player, and a wheelchair fencer. The wheelchair racing team brought home two silvers and two bronzes.
Ms Yingluck praised the paralympic team for its success. She said although the paralympians did not have perfect bodies, they did have more than 100% discipline and commitment needed to achieve the goals.