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Boonsak getsBt1 million

Discussion in 'Olympics ATHENS 2004' started by kwun, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. kwun

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    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Boonsak getsBt1 million [/font]

    [font=arial, helvetica] Published on Aug 26, 2004 - TheNation [/font]


    [font=arial, helvetica] [Athens Games] Although Boonsak Polsana, Thailand's first Olympic badminton semi-finalist, failed to win any medals in Athens, he still received Bt1 million from the Siam Cement Company.[/font] [font=arial, helvetica]Kan Trakulhun, the vice-president of Siam Cement, said after presenting the cheque that Boonsak wrote a new chapter in the history of the Thai badminton team, despite not winning a medal. It was the greatest achievement in the badminton team's history. As a result of his effort in Athens, the company decided to give the local ace Bt1 million.[/font]

    [font=arial, helvetica]"We previously announced awards of Bt5 million, Bt3 million and Bt1 million for gold, silver and bronze medals respectively," he said. "However, a disappointed Boonsak made as great effort in the bronze medal match, although he went down to the Indonesian. So we decided to give him money to encourage his brilliant work."[/font]

    [font=arial, helvetica]Apart from Boonsak, other seven badminton players who took part in the Olympic Games and three coaches also took home five baht of gold each worth about Bt39,500 each.[/font]

    [font=arial, helvetica]Boonsak almost won an historical Olympic medal for the Thai badminton team, however he performed below his best in the semi-final, going down to an Indonesian and missing out n the bronze. He finished fourth in the men's singles. [/font]
     
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    24,000 USD. I wonder if Kan Trakulhun is a badminton fan.
     
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    Siam Cement Company is a major sponsor of sports even. If i'm not mistaken , they were the ones that is the major sponsor of Thailand Open.
     
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    Nice for Boonsak! :)

    And yes, Siam Cement is the major sponsor of Thailand Open, I don't know whether their vice-president is a badminton fan but he seems to be a minimum involved in the game...
     
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    Nice for Him to give it to him even though he didnt reach what they stipulated before.

    Good sponsorship for Siam cement too, next time I go to Thailand, I will buy some!!
     

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