Given the nickname “Tennis” by her sports-loving family, it is hardly surprising that Panipak developed into such an outstanding sportsperson. And even though she prefers to use her arms and legs over a racquet, she has collected many accolades along the way. Her gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, bronze in the women’s 49 kilogram Taekwondo weight division in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and gold at the 2017 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships have cemented her place in Thailand.
“I want people to not give up. I want us to overcome things that seem impossible but with effort, can be made possible.”