Bridgestone Thailand Invites Thais to Cheer 4 Thai Para Athletes
Competing at "Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games"
[Bangkok] (20 August 2021) – Bridgestone Thailand proudly introduces 4 Thai para athletes who are going to chase their dreams at "Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games" during August 24 - September 5, 2021, also the employees of Thai Bridgestone, and invite Thai people to cheer these athletes through Bridgestone’s campaign called "Cheer to Power Up" by sending an encouraging message to the athletes as 1 encouragement, Bridgestone will donate 10 baht to the public charity organization (Don't Drive Drunk Foundation), as another encouragement for people with disabilities to pursue their dreams.
The flame of "Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games" will be soon lighten up but the Covid-19 pandemic remains affecting people around the world including Japan, the host country. Therefore, the preparation for the athlete's health and safety is as important as training in order to support the national para athletes to pursue their dreams safely at the games, with vaccination and special training programs for both physical and mental health to be ready for the upcoming competition.
Bridgestone, the only Worldwide Partner with global headquarters in the host city, reaffirms our commitment to supporting safety and efficiency for athletes and continues to support the journey of over 70 global athletes who represent the company including the 4 Thai para athletes who are heading to chase their dreams at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
James-Worawut Saengampa, a national boccia athlete, as world no. 1 boccia player. “The team competition is considered the defending of our 3rd world championship, which no other country in the world has ever accomplished in boccia. I am confident that with the past match statistics and consistent trainings, we will be able to perform as good as any nation in the world could. I’d like to ask Thai people to cheer us up.” Worawut said.
Beam-Chaiwat Rattana, a national wheelchair racing athlete, the world no.4 racer in T34 class and selected as one of the 9 representative para athletes around the world as a main character in “THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR” game, the first free RPG video game of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Chaiwat stated “Wheelchair racing is a fun and challenging sport. I have the ultimate goal to win the gold medal in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for Thai people. Throughout the training sessions, I have been dedicating myself to improve various techniques and preparing my body and mind to be as prepared as possible.”
Sorn-Sergeant Anusorn Chaichamnan, a national shooting para athlete. He stated “I will be competing in all three categories of shooting, the 10-meter air rifle standing, the 10-meter air rifle prone, and the 50-meter rifle prone. I wish to win the gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle prone, which is what I am good at. I put all of my effort in practicing, and I will do my best to bring the medal back for Thai people, for the country."
Jane-Janejira Panyatib, a national para athletes in athletics – women’s long jump. "I'm so proud, excited and grateful to having an opportunity to compete in this global competition. It reflects that every intention I’ve tried, it leads me a way to pursue the great success of my life. I have been training hard and competing in many competitions to earn this opportunity in Tokyo 2020. I promise that I will work sufficiently and do my best to bring the medal back to all Thai.” Jane revealed.
And to empower the representatives of athlete with disabilities, the Thai Paralympians, Bridgestone Thailand creates a special campaign “Cheer to Power Up” to invite Thai sport fans to pass on a message of encouragement with the aim of powering up these para athletes to overcome fear, challenges, and obstacles during the games. As 1 encouragement, Bridgestone will donate 10 baht to the Don't Drive Drunk Foundation as another encouragement for people with disabilities to continue pursuing their dreams. The Cheer to Power Up campaign will begin from today – September 5, 2021, via www.bridgestonechaseyourdream.com. For further news and competition movement, please visit www.facebook.com/BridgestoneTH.
Information of para athlete of Team Bridgestone Thailand:
Worawut Saengampa (James) The world no. 1 boccia player and the gold medalist of "BISFed 2019 Seoul Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships
Competition Mixed Individual - BC2
Mixed Team - BC1/BC2
Chaiwat Rattana (Beam) The world no.4 wheelchair racer in T34 and the gold medalist of the Asian Para Games 2018 in men's 100m.
Sport Athletics - Wheelchair Racing
Competition Men's 100m
Sergeant Anusorn Chaichamnan (Sorn) Guaranteed with 1 gold medal and 2 silver medals from all shooting category competitions in the Asian Para Games 2018.
Competition R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH2
Janejira Panyatib (Jane) A silver medalist in the women's long jump at the Fazza Championships World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2021 with a record 4.44 meters.
Sport Athletics – Long Jump
Competition Women's Long Jump T11
About Bridgestone in Thailand
Headquartered in Tokyo, Bridgestone Corporation is a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. In Thailand, Thai Bridgestone Co., Ltd. (TBSC) is a leading manufacturer in the Thai automotive industry, while Bridgestone Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (BSTL) is the exclusive importer & distributor, and supervises the marketing strategy for Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton branded tires in Thailand. Bridgestone is a brand trusted by its customers, dealers and business partners. It offers an extensive range of quality tires, carefully developed to suit local conditions and to deliver social value and customer value. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone is dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of mobility and improving the way people move, live, work and play.
About Team Bridgestone and Team Bridgestone Thailand:
Athletes are the driving force of the Paralympic Games and represent the heart of the Paralympic Movement. They are also Bridgestone customers who put in countless hours on the road, day in and day out, traveling to and from training and competition, no matter the distance or weather conditions. In the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Bridgestone is proudly supporting athletes who embody the company’s “Chase Your Dream” message and will serve as the face of Bridgestone activities as Team Bridgestone. Team Bridgestone Thailand will represent Bridgestone leading up to and during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.