Pawina Thongsuk

Pawina Thongsuk ( Thai: ป วีณา ทอง สุก; * 18 April 1979 in the district of Surin province Sikhoraphum ) is a Thai weightlifter.


Pawina Thongsuk began in 1992 with the weight lifting. She showed great talent in this sport. After they had scored first national success, she came into the care of trainer Vinai Khamcheensri and Zhang Jiamin, they had introduced to the world class. In 1999, she started for the first time at the World Championships and finished equal a good fourth place. Pinnacle of her career was the Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004. You started this with a body weight of 69.29 kg in class to 75 kg. It is noteworthy that it it in the weight class up to 63 kg body weight took a year at the World Championships of 2005 and abtrainierte more than 6 kg. Pawina Thongsuk is 1.56 meters tall and visited the Chiang Mai College.

International success

(OS = Olympic Games, WM = World Cup)

Medals individual disciplines

( in the Olympics no World Championship medals will be awarded more )

  • World Championship gold medals in 2002, pushing, 147.5 kg - 2005, Snatch, 116 kg - 2005, hitting 140 kg
  • World Championship silver medals in 2002, tearing, 112.5 kg

2000: María Urrutia | 2004: Pawina Thongsuk | 2008: Cao Lei | 2012: Svetlana Podobedowa

  • Woman
  • Thai
  • Weightlifting (Thailand)
  • Olympic champion ( weightlifting )
  • World Champion (weight lifting)
  • World record holder (weight lifting)
  • Olympian (Thailand)
  • Born in 1979