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Princess leads her team to SEA Games silver

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Princess leads her team to SEA Games silver

HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana dedicated her SEA Games silver medal in the dressage team event to her late grandfather, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, yesterday.

Princess honours late King with silver

Tor Chittinand

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, who led a Thai dressage team, presents the silver medal which she won with her team during the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia. Photo by The National Olympic Committee of Thailand

HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana dedicated her SEA Games silver medal in the dressage team event to her late grandfather, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, yesterday.

The Princess, on Prince Charming, and teammates – Arinadtha Chavatanont, Chalremcharn Yotiriyapanit and Pakjira Thongpakdi – scored a total of 206.211 points in Kuala Lumpur.

They were behind champions Malaysia (210.947) and ahead of Singapore (201.289).

During the medal ceremony, the Princess hugged a portrait of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away last year.

She also put her silver medal on the portrait.

"I am very happy – so happy that I am close to tears," the Princess said afterwards.

"I was so happy when I hugged the portrait of my grandfather and put the silver medal on it. It was like I gave the medal to him. Normally when I won a medal, my grandfather would put it around my neck. But that would never happen again.

"There are no words to describe it. I am sure that every Thai understands what I did. I would like to thank all the Thais who gave me moral support via different channels.

"I also would like to thank my teammates, coaching staff and Prince Charming."

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HIGHLIGHTED WORDS

ceremony

: a formal public event - งานพิธี

channel

: a way of communicating with people or getting something done - ช่องทาง

dedicate

: to say that you are doing something for somebody, as a way of thanking them or showing respect - อุทิศให้กับ

event (noun)

: an organised occasion such as a sports competition, party, or exhibition - การแข่งขัน, งาน, งานกสังคม

honour (noun)

: to do something that shows great respect for somebody/something - เคารพ,นับถือ, ยกย่อง

hug (noun)

: to put your arms round someone - กอด

late (noun)

: dead - ที่ล่วงลับไปแล้ว

medal (noun)

: a flat piece of metal, usually shaped like a coin, that is given to the winner of a competition or to somebody who has been brave, for example in war - เหรียญรางวัล

moral support (noun)

: giving someone encouragement - ให้กำลังใจ

neck (noun)

: the part of the body between the head and the shoulders - ลำคอ (อวัยวะ), คอ

normally (noun)

: usually; in normal circumstances - โดยปกติ, ตามปกติ

passed away (verb)

: died - จากไป (ตาย),เสียชีวิต, มรณภาพ

portrait (verb)

: a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person - ภาพวาดหรือภาพถ่ายคน

staff (verb)

: workers employed by a person or organisation considered as a group - คณะผู้ทำงาน, คนงาน

teammate (noun)

: a member of the same team or group as yourself - ผู้ร่วมกลุ่ม, ผู้ร่วมทีม

via (noun)

: through - ผ่าน (ช่องทาง)

tears (noun)

: drops of water that come from your eyes when you cry or when something (dust, gas, etc.) has entered your eyes - น้ำตา