If you use the word “beyond expectation” or call it “surprise,” then it wouldn’t be wrong. With the results of the first Olympic Games of “Tip” Orawan Paranang, the Thai national table tennis player, the 88th hand of the world, ranked 49th of the list, which on September 7th will be referred to as a full age. 24 years
before the tournament starts I don’t know if I have to use the word “ornamental plant” or something to be appropriate for this young bouncing girl. Because almost everyone sees that with the potential and happiness, Thip is unlikely to pass the first round for the first Olympic Games of this time. but in the end Slap a girl from Ubon This small figure uses his left hand with his trusty table tennis racket. “Crush the insults” of everyone who used to offend her.
The first Olympic Games in Thip’s life began on July 24, 64 in the women’s singles first round, where the opponent was a 25-year-old woman from Puerto Rico named “Melanie”. Diaz, “the 69th hand of the world, hand ranked 37th of the list, of course, after the results of the lottery. Everyone already knew that Thip’s world ranking was second to none. But with the picture of the game that came out, it was “a different story”
Anyone who has seen such a game will be amazed. together with the slapping form of Sao Thip In the first game, it seems that there is a little excitement. but also survived by winning 13-11, but after that must use the word “Thip can handle it” The more you slap, the more still. Tito Rally outperforms the higher world rank slapper. And in the end, Thip can dominate the whole game. Before winning 4-0 games, it’s unbelievable that this is the form of people who come to the Olympic Games for the first time in their lives.
Her wild aura began to show in the second round when Thip had to face World No. 51 Hana Matelova, the 29th seed of the Czech Republic. 31 years, which, of course, the opponent is still the hand that has the world rankings above and so on, but Thip continues to show off the master pen by falling over the older generation’s hand. The world ranking is higher than the score of 4-2 games, reaching the last 32 in the first Olympic Games in his life, unbelievably, the eyes of the well-informed. In addition, getting into the round of 32 is also the record for the deepest finalist of a Thai table tennis player. Equivalent to what “Paew” Nantana Khamwong, a senior of the former Thai national team, did at the 2004 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Thip’s surprise story is not over yet. In the round of 32, Thip is definitely inferior. Because they have to duel with the superstar of the host country, Japan, “Kasumi Ishakawa”, the 10th hand of the world, ranked fifth in the list, a 28-year-old, silver medalist in the 2012 Olympic Games women’s team and Bronze medal for the 2016 Olympic Games women’s team, but the young Thai girl returned to the field to fight without retreat. fearless despite losing to competitors in the end But still able to beat the 10th hand in the world up to 2 games before losing 2-4 games, it can be called a young bouncing girl from Ubon This person grabbed the hearts of fans. The Thai people who are following them are able to go all the way.
“I tried my best. No matter who you meet in any round I tried to fight until the end. Even knowing that competitors have a much higher global ranking, never give up. Thanks to all the supporters People who always support and cheer To this day, it is considered successful in a certain level of being able to compete in the Olympic Games as a dream and being able to defeat 2 competitors until reaching the round of 32. I want to leave it to the fans Thai sports help to cheer me and Thai table tennis players in the next program as well,” said Lukdeng, a Thai girl after the competition.
While “Big Toon” Nattawut Ruangwes, president of the Table Tennis Association of Thailand Discussing the form of play of the Thai girl bounce that It must be said to praise Nong Thip’s form that the performance is much better than expected. personally very satisfied with Nong Thip’s work Because before going, of course, he saw that he had practiced fully. But I couldn’t help but worry about going to the Olympic Games for the first time. Afraid that he will be pressured or tense? But when it comes to the first real race There seems to be some secret excitement. But over time, he started to do better and was able to exceed his expectations.
“Especially in the last match against Kasumi Ishakawa, who has a degree in the top 10 in the world, but Nong Thip can still win 2 games, so it can be said that this Olympic Games Nong Thip passed comfortably. at all and will be the main force for the Thai national team for a long time Especially in the next three years at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. France Nong Thip is definitely a great weapon for the Thai national table tennis team,” said Pramuk Lukdeng Thai.
The 32nd Olympic Games or “Tokyo Games 2020” would be a tournament that “Tip” Orawan Paranang will remember for a long time, whether in the future he will qualify. How many more times can I enter to play?
Biography and work Orawan Paranang
Nickname: Thip Age: 24 years
Born : 7 Sept. 1997
Weight : 50 kg. Height : 153 cm.
Domicile : Ubon Ratchathani Province
Achievement: Gold Medal, Women’s Singles, Golden Racket in Vietnam in 2017, gold medal for women’s doubles Thailand Open 2018, and gold medal for women’s doubles at SEA Games in the Philippines in 2019
Current world ranking: 88
Route of the 32nd Olympic Games Women’s Singles
– First round defeated Melanie Diaz (Puerto Rico) 4-0 (13-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7)
– Second round, defeated Hana Matelova (Czech Republic) 4-2 games (9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8)
– Round of 32 lost to Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan) 2-4 games (5-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-6, 4-11, 8-11)