Rungroj picks up a bronze in table tennis at Paralympics
Thai table tennis player Rungroj Thainiyom won the bronze medal on Friday at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, bringing Thailand its second bronze.
Rungroj lost to Peter Rosenmeier of Denmark 8-11, 7-11, 13-11, 5-11 in the semifinal of the men’s singles Class 6.
This was Rungroj's second consecutive bronze at the Paralympics.
Rungroj had won the gold at the 2012 Paralympics and a bronze at the 2016 Paralympics.
Rosenmeier, ranked second in the world, had won the bronze in the 2016 Paralympics.
“I would like to apologise to fans that I could not get the gold medal. I have to play in men’s Team Class 6-7. I would like everyone to keep cheering for the Thai Paralympics team. In the next three years, I still want to play at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games and win more medals for Thailand,” Rungroj said.