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Pimol re-elected as head of Thailand Taekwondo

The Taewkondo Association of Thailand (TAT) has re-elected Pimol Srivikorn as President for a fourth consecutive term despite them failing to achieve one of the major goals he had set himself at the last election.


2013-03-14_586x_Pimol_Srivikorn_taekwondoPimol had claimed that he hoped Thailand would win its first Olympic gold medal at London 2012.

 

But, in the end, they had to settle for a bronze in the women’s -49 kilogram category, thanks to Chanatip Sonkham, the third consecutive Olympics that a Thai woman had won a medal in taekwondo.

 

Pimol, who was elected as a member of the World Taekwondo Federation‘s ruling Council last July, has now set his hopes on a gold medal at Rio 2016.

 

“We will recruit more players for the national team so that we can have more choices,” he said after his re-election.

 

“We will give a chance for retired players to coach the team.

 

“We have to work much harder if we want to be successful in the Olympic Games.”

 

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Chanatip Sonkham became the third consecutive woman from Thailand to win an Olympic medal at London 2012 – but the gold still eludes them

Source: insidethegames.biz

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