Prime Minister Abhisit says Thai athletes eye 14-15 gold at Guangzhou Asian Games

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Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjaviva said here on Tuesday Thai athletes have set sight on 14 to 15 gold medals the upcoming Guangzhou Asian Games.

"I think we have set a target of about 14-15 gold medals. But it is going to be tough. The competition gets tougher and tougher. But I think there is a lot of development from our part of the Thai people," Abhisit told Xinhua.

Abhisit will visit Guangzhou during the Games and met his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao to review and set further ambitious goals in Sino-Thai relations, in terms of investment, trade and tourism.

"The Asian Games is a good opportunity for us to present premium quality Thai fruits and introduce them to VIP guests and also for people who are attending the Games... it is a treat not a trick," he said.

Thailand is sending a delegation of 829 for Asian Games, the

largest sports delegation ever in Thailand's history, among whom there

are 596 athletes. They will participate in all the 42 sports

categories in Guangzhou's Asian Games.

Abhisit will stay in Guangzhou for a day before travelling to Yokohama in Japan for the meeting of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Source: Xinhua


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