Pimol re-elected as head of Thailand Taekwondo

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March 12 - The Taewkondo Association of Thailand (TAT) has re-elected Pimol Srivikorn as President for a fourth consecutive term despite them failing to achieve one of the major goals he had set himself at the last election. 

Pimol had claimed that he hoped Thailand would win its first Olympic gold medal at London 2012.

But, in the end, they had to settle for a bronze in the women's -49 kilogram category, thanks to Chanatip Sonkham, the third consecutive Olympics that a Thai woman had won a medal in taekwondo. 

Pimol, who was elected as a member of the World Taekwondo Federation's ruling Council last July, has now set his hopes on a gold medal at Rio 2016. 

"We will recruit more players for the national team so that we can have more choices," he said after his re-election.

"We will give a chance for retired players to coach the team.

"We have to work much harder if we want to be successful in the Olympic Games."

Picture Caption: Chanatip Sonkham became the third consecutive woman from Thailand to win an Olympic medal at London 2012 - but the gold still eludes them

Contact the writer of this story at duncan.mackay@insidethegames.biz

March 14 2013 TaeKwonDoTimes.