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DOUNGKAEW Somchai
Sport Shooting Para sport, Para swimming
NPC Thailand   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthChiang Mai, THA
Height1.69 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bangkok, THA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Thai
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
His mother. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible if your heart wants it to be." (Facebook profile, 20 Sep 2019)
Other sports
He competed in swimming at each edition of the Paralympic Games between 2000 and 2016. He won one gold medal and one silver medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney, and claimed two silver medals at the 2004 Games in Athens. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2018; paralympic.org, 2017; nationthailand.com, 11 Jan 2017)
Impairment
His right leg and both of his arms have been amputated. (Facebook profile, 16 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
4 2000 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:06.32 
1 2000 50m Butterfly S4 49.98 
2 2000 150m Medley SM3 3:13.49 
2 2004 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:01.17
2 2004 50m Butterfly S4 45.59
4 2004 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:12.43
6 2004 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:41.43
5 2004 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:50.62
12 2008 50m Butterfly S5 50.43
  2008 150m Individual Medley SM4  DSQ
6 2008 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:54.38
6 2012 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:01.84
5 2012 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:07.62
5 2016 50m Breaststroke SB2 56.52
10 2016 50m Backstroke S4 55.21 
5 2016 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:06.25 
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 50m Butterfly S4 46.73
6 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:44.64
2 2010 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:00.14
5 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:59.50
1 2015 50m Breaststroke SB2 59.62
Heats 2015 50m Backstroke S4 56.83
World Cup (Bangkok) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
15 2017 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 586.5
17 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 621.9
Asian Para Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 50m Backstroke S4 55.07
1 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:55.69
  2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points  DSQ
6 2014 50m Freestyle S4 47.30
3 2014 50m Breaststroke SB3 59.56
2 2014 50m Butterfly S4 46.41