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But Thailand claimed a historic gold in the first day of competition when the team of Pirom Autas, Wachara Sondee, Sompote Suwannarangsri and Sittichai Suwonprateep won the 4x100 relay in 39.15 seconds, the country’s first track title in the 48-year history of the Games.

The team dedicated its gold to the King and Queen of Thailand. In return, the government is giving a $32,000 bonus to all of the sprinters.