Written by Thairath Newspaper
Nov 20, 2007 at 10:07 AM
Mr. Veeraphong Lianprasert, the Reporter of Thairath Newspaper of Nakhon Ratchasima province, reported at 09.30 on November 15 2007, at the Monument of Thaosuranaree , Municipality of Nakhon Ratchasima , the athletics troops of Thailand to compete in the 24 th SEA Games 2007, together with coaches and staffs in total of 30 persons, led by Pol.Maj.Gen. Supanut Ariyamongkol, the Head of Athletics Team of Thailand , already arrived at Nakhon Ratchasima to training for the 24 th SEA Games 2007, which Nakhon Ratchasima was the main city for competition. The athletics worshiped the Monument of Thaosuranaree (Kun Ya Mo) to blessing for good luck in this SEA Games and at the same time the athletes jointly photographed with the Monument of Thaosuranaree to keep in the memory as souvenir .
Pol.Maj.Gen. Supanut Ariyamongkol, the Head of Athletics Team of Thailand , said that in this SEA Games, the Athletics had compete for 45 gold medals, which the association hoped for at least 15 gold medals and believed that they can get more than previous SEA Games at Philippines that we got 12 gold medals. At the same time the athletes and staffs will train for making habitude with real venues and presently, team's preparation and all athletes almost complete of 100%. The competitor in 100-200 m. short-term is Vietnam and 400 m. is Myanmar and Vietnam , for half term is Vietnam .
For long term, Indonesia was good in running of 5,000-10,000 meter, while the hurdle 400 meter and 4x400 meter our athletes would better than other countries, the women shot-put, women tiptoe, women javelin, women high jump, women discus throw, we have a chance to win but in men category should win in 100-200 meter, 4X400, hurdle 400 meter, 5,000-10,000 meter and hope for 4-5 categories in field sport, such as men pole vault, men tiptoe, men shot put and men discus throw so we will get gold medal more than 15 medals but some category we might be miss but we believed we will be winner of SEA Games. The venues already completed and we worried only the temperature that be cold too much so it's make problem in competition.
Pol.Maj.Gen. Supanut Ariyamongkol, said the moral support and cheering team from audiences is more important so he invited Korat people and athletics fans go to cheer on our athletics which in event Track and Field will compete in final round on December 7-8 2007, and event Marathon (men-women) on December 9 2007, which we hope all 2 gold medals and on December 10-11 2007 too. Now every athlete was completed for compete in the 24 th SEA Games 2007.