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Narong Kasanun

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
Bangkok, THA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Thai

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2000 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Why this sport?
Some of his friends encouraged him to take up the sport. "I used to feel sorry for myself a lot during my early teens. I also spent a lot of my free time alone because everyone was out working. It was four years after completing high school that I got the opportunity to study at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities in Pattaya, which changed me from the introvert to the extrovert I am today. It was there that I was encouraged to play sports."
Name of coach
Woottichai Suksawate

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Thailand
Location
Hanoi, VIE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 52kg category at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Thai Muay Thai fighter Saeksan Or Kwanmuang. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"For the nation and for money." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 3
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 56.00kg Final 2010-07-26 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 2012-08-31 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -59 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00kg Final 2017-12-08 10