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KASANUN Narong
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Thailand   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthSatun, THA
Height1.55 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
Bangkok, THA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Thai
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2000 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Why this sport?
Some of his friends encouraged him to take up the sport. "I used to feel sorry for myself a lot during my early teens. I also spent a lot of my free time alone because everyone was out working. It was four years after completing high school that I got the opportunity to study at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities in Pattaya, which changed me from the introvert to the extrovert I am today. It was there that I was encouraged to play sports."
Name of coach
Woottichai Suksawate
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Thailand
Location
Hanoi, VIE
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 52kg category at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Thai Muay Thai fighter Saeksan Or Kwanmuang. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"For the nation and for money." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 52kg 167.5
7 2012 56kg 162
4 2016 59kg 165
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 56kg 170.0
10 2017 65kg 160.0
8 2019 65kg 165.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 59kg 172
5 2018 65kg 170