Panipak Wongpattanakit

Panipak "Tennis" Wongpattanakit (Thai: พาณิภัค วงศ์พัฒนกิจ; RTGSPhaniphak Wongphatthanakit; born 8 August 1997) is a Thai taekwondo athlete.[3] She is currently the top-ranked athlete in the women's 49kg.[4]

Panipak Wongpattanakit
Panipak Wongpattanakit 2018b.jpg
Panipak at the 2018 Asian Games
Personal information
Nickname(s)Tennis
NationalityThai
Born (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 25)
Bandon, Surat Thani, Thailand[1][2]
Alma materChulalongkorn University[1]
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
WebsitePanipak Wongpattanakit on Facebook
Sport
SportTaekwondo
Coached byChoi Young-Seok[1]
2018 Asian Games podium

CareerEdit

Panipak became a world champion at the 2015 World Taekwondo Championships, claiming a gold medal in the 46 kg event which was her first world title. She claimed a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the –49 kg class during her first Olympic appearance for Thailand.[5] She nearly quit taekwondo out of frustration after the Olympics and took a brief break from the sport for about two months.[6]

She claimed a bronze medal in the women's flyweight event at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships. She claimed her first Asian Games gold medal during the 2018 Asian Games in women's 49kg event. She won the gold medal in the women's flyweight event during the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships.[6] She was awarded the Female Athlete of the Year by the World Taekwondo during the 2019 World Taekwondo Gala Awards.[7][8]

She also represented Thailand at the 2020 Summer Olympics and claimed a gold medal in the women's 49kg event.[9][10][11] This win also became the first Olympic gold medal win for Thailand in taekwondo. Panipak was also awarded Thailand's first and only gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[12][13]

Royal decorationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Athletes Profile asiangames2018.id". Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  2. ^ "ครอบครัวจัดเต็ม เปิดจอยักษ์ ลุ้นเหรียญเทควันโดโอลิมปิก". pptv (in Thai). 2016-08-18. Archived from the original on 2016-09-14. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Taekwondo WONGPATTANAKIT Panipak - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympics.com/tokyo-2020/. Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 2021-07-24. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  4. ^ Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "Thai stars kick off quest for Games glory". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  5. ^ "Taekwondo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games: Women's Flyweight | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". 2018-01-04. Archived from the original on 2018-01-04. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  6. ^ a b Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "History beckons for favourite taekwondo exponent Panipak". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  7. ^ "Jang and Wongpattanakit named athletes of the year at World Taekwondo awards". www.insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 2021-07-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Jang and Wongpattanakit crowned athletes of the year at World Taekwondo Gala Awards 2019". en.mastkd.com. 2019-12-12. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  9. ^ Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "A Korean coach with a Thai heart". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  10. ^ "2020 Summer Olympics — Taekwondo – Women -49kg Schedule". 2020 Summer Olympics. Archived from the original on 22 July 2021. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Draw sheet" (PDF). 2020 Summer Olympics. 23 April 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Panipak Wongpattanakit wins Thailand's first Olympic Taekwondo gold". Tokyo 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-07-30. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  13. ^ "Panipak wins Thailand's first gold at Tokyo Games". ESPN.com. 2021-07-24. Retrieved 2021-07-24.
  14. ^ "ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์ ประจำปี ๒๕๖๓ (หน้า ๖๔)" (PDF). Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  15. ^ "ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์ ประจำปี ๒๕๖๐ (หน้า ๔๔)" (PDF). Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  16. ^ "ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์ ประจำปี ๒๕๕๗ (หน้า ๒๖)" (PDF). Retrieved 2022-05-19.

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