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MARASRI Thongsa
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Thailand   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthBuriram, THA
Height1.18 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bangkok, THA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Thai
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1997.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for health reasons.
Name of coach
Woottichai Suksawate
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Thailand
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Gardening. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 48kg category at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Sittiponh Yimcharoen. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Ronaldo. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He developed the illness, which has caused contractures to his hips, at age three. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019, 07 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2000 48kg 150.0
2 2004 48kg 165.0
4 2008 56kg 180.0
5 2012 60kg 175
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 1998 48kg 125.0
2 2002 52kg 162.5
1 2006 52kg 172.5
9 2010 60kg 172.5
5 2014 72kg 190.0
8 2017 72kg 169.0
12 2019 72kg 160.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 80kg 193
6 2018 72kg 170