Thai soccer team marks anniversary of cave ordeal with lunge

Thai soccer team marks anniversary of cave ordeal with lunge”

Rising floodwater quickly trapped the youngsters inside the Tham Luang cave complex, setting off a more than two-week ordeal that the world watched with rapt attention and that left the members of the Wild Boars soccer club with a survival tale that propelled them into celebrities.

Ekapol said most of the boys -now aged 12-17 - still dream of becoming professional soccer players, while some want to become Thai navy SEALs like those who took part in their search and rescue. He had worked with fellow divers Richard Stanton and John Volanthen, who found the emaciated boys trapped on a ledge deep inside the cave a full nine days after they went missing with little food or water in tow. Divers reached them 10 days later and took them out safely.

"What we would possibly perhaps well well tranquil develop upright now would possibly perhaps well be to upright let them gain on with their lives".

9 of the boys and their coach ran the marathon, donning the tournament's orange T-shirts and taking a look notably taller and older.

Abbot Prayutjetiyanukarn, a monk within the native neighborhood who interacts with the team per week, educated The Associated Press that among the boys were cautious of the media and utilize a examine to lead clear of the press at any time when they'll.

"But they are fine, both physically and spiritually", he said.

Saman's wife, Waleeporn Kunan, said the boys always expressed their gratitude to her when they crossed paths in the district where they all live. Ltd., which Thailand's government helped establish to manage business opportunities stemming from the ordeal. Netflix has acquired the rights to their story. It wasn't only the boys who were changed by the events of last summer.

The cave and the town of Mae Sai in the mountainous province on the border with Myanmar are now flooded with curious tourists. "To have their own field and a brighter future", he said.

On Monday, the Wild Boars took part in a Buddhist ceremony before attending a news conference at a museum set up in front of the cave to talk about their lives over the past year.

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