Athletes of Day 9: Lalita Yuennan and Warawut Saengsriruang (THA)

Athletes of Day 9: Lalita Yuennan and Warawut Saengsriruang (THA)

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Day for Saturday, 16 July, at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. On the penultimate day of competition of the eleventh edition of the Games, Lalita Yuennan and Warawut Saengsriruang (THA), who compete in Ju-Jitsu, were celebrated on stage at The World Games Plaza. The duo was presented with a certificate and a gift, supplied by the official sponsor, Protective Life.

Twice is nice: Lalita Yuennan and Warawut Saengsriruang

On Friday, fighter Kanjutha Phattaraboonsorn had won the first gold medal for Thailand in the Women's Fighting 48 kg class at The World Games 2022 and the first ever for her country in Ju-Jitsu at The World Games. On Saturday, Lalita Yuennan and Warawut Saengsriruang doubled the haul. The duo won the mixed competition at the Coliseum at Birmingham Southern College. Admittedly, the victory was a close one. They defeated the Belgian duo Ian Lodens and Charis Gravensteyn by half a point. The score 75 - 74.5 points. They had already beaten the Belgian pair in the pool round (72 - 69.5). Speaking on Facebook before the games, Lalita Yuennan asked for energy and heartfelt support for her team at the Games. The good wishes of the fans have apparently arrived in Birmingham and have produced a gold medal.

 The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association, organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from 34 sports and over 100 countries will take part in The World Games.

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