Thursday's Thai Fact
Thursday 10th January 2013 by Lindsay
The Lone Winter Olympian
Prawat Nagvajara, a 43-year-old Thai professor residing in Pennsylvania at the time, took part in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the only representative of Thailand and the country's first-ever participant in the Winter Games. Prawat originally participated in the 30 km cross-country skiing race, but was disqualified after being lapped. He then finished 68th out of 71 racers in the 1.5 km sprint. In 2006, he again represented Thailand. He first saw snow when he was 18 years old.