Two Thai wheelchair racers strike gold at Paralympics
Thailand grabbed two gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Wednesday as Thai wheelchair sprinters showed why they are feared in international competition.
Pongsakorn Paeyo claimed the gold in the men’s 100 metres T53 wheelchair race – his second gold medal of this Games after he won the 400 metres in a world record time on Monday.
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Pongsakorn also won two gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Wednesday’s second gold for Thailand was clinched by 18-year-old rising star Athiwat “Few” Pang-nuea, in the men’s wheelchair 100 metres T54.
The wins took Thailand’s total to three gold, three silver and five bronze medals at this Paralympic Games.