Pongsakorn Paeyo wins third gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics T53 wheelchair race yesterday

Thailand –

Thai wheelchair racer Pongsakorn “Korn” Paeyo won himself the third gold medal in the men’s 800m T53 wheelchair race at the Tokyo Paralympics yesterday, September 2nd.

Pongsakorn, who already won two gold medals in the 400 meters and 100 meters categories, reached the goal in the rainy race with a new record of 1.36.07, breaking the previous record set by Chinese wheelchair racer Li Hu Cao of 1.36.30 in 2008.

This is the fourth gold medal for Thailand and the fifth gold medal Pongsakorn has won since the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.

Thailand now has collected 15 medals with four silvers, and seven bronzes since the first day of the Paralympics on August 24th.


Follow us on Facebook,

Join us on LINE for breaking alerts!

User Review
0 (0 votes)
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.