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PM Pledges More Support for Paris-Bound Thai Athletes

PM Pledges More Support for Paris-Bound Thai Athletes

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has encouraged Thailand’s athletes for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris to give their best performance and promised increased funding and support for national athletes, both during and after their sporting careers.

The Thai Olympic team, accompanied by Thai Olympic secretary-general Wit Devahastin na Ayudhya, attended a special event at Government House on Monday. Srettha expressed gratitude to the sports associations whose athletes have qualified for Paris 2024 and praised their dedication.

“In the name of the Thai government, I welcome the Olympic Committee of Thailand, sports executives, officials, athletes, and everyone involved. Congratulations to all sports associations and athletes from 17 sports who have qualified for the 33rd Olympic Games in Paris,” said Srettha.

He acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the athletes and sports associations, stating, “Developing our athletes to achieve international standards is the government’s priority. We are ready to provide more funding for athletes and will ensure their welfare and job opportunities after their sporting careers.”

Srettha encouraged the Thai team to strive for excellence and make history at the Olympics. “Perform your best, respect the rules and your opponents, and remember that these competitions foster good relations and friendships, enhancing our country’s image.”

During the event, Srettha also spoke with 12-year-old skateboarder Vareeraya Sukasem, Thailand’s youngest Olympic athlete.

The Paris Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11. Thailand will send 51 athletes from 17 sports, making it the largest squad among Southeast Asian nations. The team includes nine badminton players and eight boxers, among others, competing in various disciplines such as athletics, cycling, equestrian, golf, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, kiteboarding, shooting, skateboarding, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and weightlifting.

Credit: Bangkok Post

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