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An 84-year-old farmer defied age and impressed all with his participation in the national flag relay for the Olympics in Surat Thani province.

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  A farmer, 84, joins national flag relay for Olympics

The “Flag of the Nation” relay for the Tokyo Olympics kicked off on March 28 at the Sports Authority of Thailand in Bangkok.

 

The 4,606km relay through 35 provinces in 61 days will see

 

4,568 flag runners –athletes, celebrities and members of the public -- take part.

  A farmer, 84, joins national flag relay for Olympics

Flag runner Chum Ladboon, an 84-year-old farmer, grabbed the limelight on Thursday.

 

He ran a kilometre from Surat Thani to Chumphon province in only seven minutes.

 

The relay will end at Suvarnabhumi Airport on May 27 and the flag will take off with the Thai Olympic contingent to Tokyo.

 

A farmer, 84, joins national flag relay for Olympics

 

Published : April 16, 2021

By : THE NATION