Royal decorations for volleyball team
- Published: 11 Oct 2013 at 07.49
- Online news:
His Majesty the King has awarded royal decorations to players and officials of the Thai women's volleyball team who won the Asian championship last month.
Photo shows an award of the royal decoration. (From Imperial Service College)
The announcement was published in the Royal Gazette. The honours were ordered after the team defeated Japan 3-0 in the Asian Championship final in Nakhon Ratchasima.
The players who receive the Commander (Third Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant are Wanna Buakaew, Pleumjit Thinkaow, Amporn Yapha, Nootsara Tomkom, Wilavan Apinyapong, Onuma Sittirak, Mullika Kanthong, Thapapaipan Chaisri, Piyanut Paennoy, Thatdao Nuekjang, Pornphan Kernprat and Atcharaporn Kongyot.
The officials who are awarded the same class of royal decorations are coach Kiattipong Radchatakriangkrai, Nattaphon Srisamutnak and Danai Sriwatcharamethakul.
Pisit Nathee receives the Commander (Third Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, Krittapol Pithayachai the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, and Thipayarat Kaewsai the Companion (Fourth Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.
The championship volleyball team celebrates immediately after their victory on Sept 21.