Olympics Thai heroes

There were 37 Thai athletes participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and three of them brought medals back home. Here are our winners;

1. Pimsiri Sirikaew, 22 won silver medal in women’s weightlifting.

2. Chanatip Sonkham , 21 won bronze medal  in women’s taekwondo 49kg.

3. Kaew Pongprayoon, 32  won silver medal in men’s Light Flyweight Boxing 49 kg.


During Olympics I wrote a post teaching words of encouragement which can be used in everyday life too:)


Learn Thai with Mod’s VOCAB

กีฬา [gii-laa]                             sport

เหรียญ [rĭan]                             medal

เหรียญทอง [rĭan tong]           gold medal

เหรียญเงิน [rĭan ngern]          silver medal

เหรียญทองแดง [rĭan tong-daeng]                 bronze medal

ชนะ [chá-ná]                             win

แพ้ [páe]                                      lose

ยินดีด้วยนะ[yin-dii dûai ná]  Congratulation!


Did you watch the Olympics and support Thailand?


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12 Responses to Olympics Thai heroes

  1. Kevin 27/08/2012 at 15:18 #

    I really did want Kaeo Pongprayoon to win gold! After the fight he was so angry with himself, but he should be so proud he got a medal at least. He’s a great boxer, but his opponent had the edge.

    Kev, London

  2. Sascha 15/08/2012 at 08:47 #

    Don’t wanna smart ass but I’m fairly certain it should be ‘heroes’, shouldn’t it?

    And I did watch the olympics and cheered for Thailand when my home country didn’t participate in the same events 😉

    • Mod 15/08/2012 at 16:35 #

      ํYou are right! Thank you for correcting my error, and thanks for reading my post:)

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