Saysunee Jana

Saysunee Jana is a Thai Paralympic wheelchair fencer and Thailand's first female Paralympic gold medallist.

Saysunee Jana
Sport
CountryThailand
SportFencing
WeaponÉpée and Foil

When she was 17, Jana was in a motorcycle crash which resulted in her breaking her back and leaving both of her legs paralysed.[1]

Jana first participated in the Paralympic Games in 2004 where she won a gold medal in the Épée B event and a bronze medal in the Foil B event. She won another bronze medal at the 2008 games, a gold medal at the 2012 games and a silver medal at the 2016 games, all of which were in Épée B events.[2] She was also the flag bearer for Thailand at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hodal, Kate (5 September 2012). "Thailand's 'unbeatable' wheelchair fencer aims for more Paralympic gold". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Saysunee Jana - Wheelchair Fencing | Paralympic Athlete Profile". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "List of Opening Ceremony flag bearers". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 January 2020.