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Major Udomporn Polsak (Thai: อุดมพร พลศักดิ์; RTGSUdomphon Phonsak, born October 6, 1981) is a Thai weightlifter.

Udomporn Polsak
Medal record
Women's Weightlifting
Representing  Thailand
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens – 53 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Vancouver – 53 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Warsaw – 53 kg
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan – 53 kg
Udomporn Polsak
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Branch/service Royal Thai Army
RankRTA OF-3 (Major).svg Major[1][2]

Udomporn Polsak was born in Nakhon Ratchasima. She graduated from the Bangkok College of Physical Education. She won a silver medal in combined lifts at the 2002 Asian Games, bronze at the 2002 World Championships, and gold at the 2003 Southeast Asian Games.[3][4]

At the 2003 World Weightlifting Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she won a gold medal, with 100 kg in the snatch and a 222.5 kg total.[5]

She was named 2003 Thai Athlete of the Year by the Sports Authority of Thailand.[6]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens she became the first Thai woman to win an Olympic gold medal, with 97.5 kg snatching and 222.5 kg total.[7]

She was given the honor to be the torch lighter at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games, held in her country.[8]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.sanook.com/news/2058674/
  2. ^ http://www.siamsport.co.th/other/other/view/34676
  3. ^ "Golden future for Nong Orn". Bangkok Post. Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. August 17, 2004. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Polsak Udomporn (THA)". IAT Weightlifting Database.
  5. ^ Polsak, Udomporn. IWF. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tavarit, Udomporn voted best athletes of the year". Bangkok Post. Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. December 17, 2003. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  7. ^ "Udomporn makes Thai history". BBC Sport. August 15, 2004. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  8. ^ "Thailand adds more gold as SEA Games officially open". International Herald Tribune. Associated Press. January 6, 2007. Archived from the original on February 17, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2009.