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Thailand’s First Medal Chance Slipped through the Fingers of Panida Khamsri

Panida grimaces after her third and final failed attempt to snatch 81kg, which put her out of the competition.

 

Chiangrai Times – Thailand’s first medal chance slipped through the fingers of Panida Khamsri Saturday night when she had to drop out of the weightlifting event.

The 23-year-old Surin native had been touted to win at least a silver medal.

But Panida failed three times to lift 81kg in the snatch portion of the two-lift event, and ended up “did not finish”.

Fellow Thai Sirivimon Pramongkhol barely missed a medal, however. She finished in fourth place in the event, with lifts totalling 191kg. That was just one kilogramme short of the bronze medallist, Ryang Chun-Hwa of North Korea.

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