On 29 July 2021, Mr. Nawamin Deenoi and Mr. Siwakorn Wongpin, Rowing athletes from Thailand in the Lightweight Men's Double Sculls category, received origami cranes, which were finely arranged in the shape of Thai flag and specially crafted by the students in Saga Prefecture for the Thai national team.
Both rowing athletes expressed their sincere appreciation for the students in Saga and Saga Prefecture for the origami cranes and for sending them heartfelt supporting message in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Saga Prefecture is a host town for Thailand’s rowing team. Regrettably, the Thai team could not join the pre-Games training camps, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The Royal Thai Embassy wishes to thank Mr. TANEMURA Masaya, Director of Capital Region Office from Saga Prefecture, for bringing the origami cranes to the Embassy. The Embassy has passed such meaningful gift to the rowing athletes at the Olympic Village on the same day.