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Arawan Bootpo

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Bangkok, THA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Thai

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para sports in 2000 at a development centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She also practised wheelchair basketball before focusing on Para powerlifting.
Why this sport?
"My teacher asked me to try because my body is suited to Para powerlifting."
Club / Team
Bangkok: Thailand

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Thailand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Housekeeping, decorating. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the Asian Para Games in 2010 and 2014. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Thai weightlifter Pawina Thongsuk. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always do your best." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -60 kg Final Round 5
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 67.50kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 5
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 67.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -73 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 73.00kg Final 2017-12-06 5