Thai windsurfers win 3 medals at SEA Games

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Chonchaya Junthonglang won gold for taking first place in the Female RSX category, Nattapong Phonopparat won a sliver in the Male RSX race, and Navin Singsart scored a bronze in the RSX One bracket.
Chonchaya Junthonglang won gold for taking first place in the Female RSX category, Nattapong Phonopparat won a sliver in the Male RSX race, and Navin Singsart scored a bronze in the RSX One bracket.

Thai windsurfers won three medals at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.

Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawad announced results Dec. 10, pointing out that the Pattaya-based athletes took home a gold, silver and bronze from the games in Subic Bay.

“They faced many obstacles, including strong winds and a competition site that favored the hosts,” said Pattana, who also is secretary for the Windsurfing Association of Thailand. “But we met our goal of winning three medals.”

Chonchaya Junthonglang won gold for taking first place in the Female RSX category. Nattapong Phonopparat won a sliver in the Male RSX race. Navin Singsart scored a bronze in the RSX One bracket.

The wins did not come without cost, however, as Chonchaya suffered a right shoulder injury in her race due to strong winds.