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Grandma dies watching Sinphet win bronze in Rio

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Rio 2016 Olympics, Barra Olympic Park. Image: Gabriel Heusi /

SURIN — The 82-year-old grandmother of Olympic weightlifting medallist Sinphet Kruaithong collapsed and then died while watching him win a bronze at the 2016 Olympics early on Monday morning.

A crowd of local people had gathered in front of the television at the home of the Thai weightlifter in Ban Phon Muang of Chumphon Buri district of this northeastern province to cheer him on.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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