Sopita Tanasan

Further Personal Information
Residence
Chiang Mai, THA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Thai
Higher education
Business Administration - North Chiang Mai University: Thailand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up weightlifting in 2006.
Why this sport?
"The main reason I started lifting is because I didn't want to be bored at home doing nothing. One day I was watching the 2004 Olympics and I saw [Thai weightlifter] Pawina Thongsuk win a gold medal. I told myself, 'I want to be like her'. That's when I made the decision, a really big decision."
Name of coach
Brett Taylor [national]
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Thailand
General Interest
Nicknames
Nan (thairath.co.th, 16 Mar 2018; th.postupnews.com, 07 Aug 2016)
Hobbies
Photography. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Thai weightlifter Pawina Thongsuk. (barbend.com, 03 May 2017)
Injuries
She suffered a back injury prior to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (nationmultimedia.com, 22 Aug 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She meditates before going on stage at competitions. (barbend.com, 03 May 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, find motivation, and don't give up no matter how hard things get." (barbend.com, 03 May 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Female Lifter of the Year by the International Weightlifting Federation [IWF]. (barbend.com, 07 Feb 2017)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in business administration at North Chiang Mai University in Thailand. (Facebook profile, 25 Mar 2019)

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