Taekwondo gold medalist “Tennis” and team safely arrives in Phuket to enter Phuket Sandbox today, receiving warmest welcomes from family and associates

Phuket –

Phuket island has welcomed gold medalist Panipak “Tennis” Wongpattanakit, her coach Choi Young-Seok, and the team of athletes, trainers, and executives from the Taekwondo Association of Thailand who arrived at Phuket International Airport this morning, July 26th.

Upon arrival, the team has proceeded with the Covid-19 preventive procedures for traveling to Phuket, according to the Phuket Sandbox project, and had a Covid-19 test at the airport before being warmly congratulated by Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew, Tennis’ father Sirichai Wongpattanakit, and Asst. Prof. Pimol Srivikorn of the Taekwondo Association of Thailand.

Tennis bowed down on her knees towards her father, the coaching team, and the president of the Taekwondo Sports Association of Thailand to express her deepest gratitude.

The team will be staying in Phuket for 14 days following the Phuket Sandbox procedure. Tennis will travel around the island while helping to promote Phuket’s tourism and its beautiful tourist spots. The island will also host a traditional parade for everyone to join in congratulating the winning team on August 5th.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.