Thai medalist's mom rejoices by becoming nun
BANGKOK (AP) - The mother of Thailand's first medalist at the London Olympics is so happy she plans to become a nun.
Fireworks lit the sky in Pimsiri Sirikaew's rural hometown Monday after she won a silver medal in the women's 58-kilogram weightlifting event. Cheering crowds watched the event on giant outdoor television screens.
Proud mother Amornat Sirikaew told Thai media she had vowed to enter a Buddhist monastery for nine days if Pimsiri won a medal, a pledge she will fulfill Friday when Buddhist Lent begins.
The mother says the victory shows that dreams can come true. She adds that before heading to London her daughter had a dream in which she met three boys, named Gold, Silver and Bronze. Two of the boys stood still but the one named Silver ran and embraced her.