Date : 08 Jan 2019
Bangkok, Thailand, January 8, 2019: The Thai Amateur Weightlifting Federation (TAWA) celebrated the 60th Anniversary of its 1958 foundation at a gala dinner at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel in Bangkok.
Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, IOC member, participated at the event and praised the TAWA for its hard work to promote and develop Olympic values among athletes. She also encouraged young athletes to join regional and international events.
The IOC member for Thailand also paid tribute to key figures behind the success of the last decade, including Major General Intarat Yodbangtoey, First Vice President of the International Weightlifting Federation and TAWA Honorary President, and Madam Boossaba Yodbangtoey, Asian Weightlifting Federation General Secretary and TAWA President, who ushered in a new era of Thai weightlifting with their inspiring leadership.
“Congratulations to TAWA for the wonderful journey of six decades of success!” said the IWF in a statement following the event on December 22.
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