‘My dream has come true’: Thai boy saved during Tham Luang cave rescue receives football scholarship
- Duangpetch “Dom” Promthep, 17, was offered a scholarship to study at Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicester, England.
- The teenager made an announcement on Instagram on Aug. 15.
- “Today, my dream has come true. I’m going to be a football student in England,” Promthep wrote in Thai in his post.
- Promthep was one of the 12 boys saved during the Tham Luang cave "miracle" rescue in Thailand’s Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province on June 23, 2018.
- It took more than 10,000 people to save Promthep, his coach and his fellow Wild Boars football team members.
- The rescue effort proved successful as all 12 team members and their coach made it out of the cave alive between July 8, 2018, and July 10, 2018.
A teenager who was one of the 12 boys saved during the Tham Luang cave “miracle” rescue in Thailand in 2018 has received a scholarship to study football in England.
In an Instagram post on Aug. 15, Duangpetch “Dom” Promthep, 17, announced that he has been offered a scholarship to attend Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicester, England.
A unique “indoor” basketball court situated inside of a cave, has become the regular spot to shoot hoops for the villagers of a rural town in China.
Villagers of Xinchun in Nayong county, Guizhou province are now able to play basketball despite any kind of weather outside as the court is protected inside of a cave.
Shoichi Yokoi, former lance corporal in the Japanese Army during World War II, was discovered in 1972, hiding in the jungles of Guam in an underground shelter with the firm belief that his fellow soldiers would return for him one day.
Exactly 40 years ago, the solider was discovered in a panicked and physically-weakened state by two local hunters. Upon seeing other humans, Yokoi attempted to fight back, believing he was about to be taken as a prisoner of war. However, he was easily overpowered by the hunters due to his malnourished state and was escorted to authorities where he shortly discovered that the war had ended years ago.
The youth soccer team which spent 17 days trapped in a cave in Thailand recently made an appearance on the “The Ellen Show” to share the story on how they survived.
Head coach Ekapol “Aek” Chantawong and the 12 players from the Wild Boars soccer team spoke with host Ellen DeGeneres via a translator on her show this past Monday.
South African tech billionaire Elon Musk called one of the British divers involved in the rescue operation for the trapped soccer team and their 25-year-old coach a “pedophile” after he criticized Musk’s mini-submarine idea.
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A volunteer diver died while working to rescue the young boys who have been trapped deep inside a cave in Thailand for almost two weeks.
Former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Kunan, 38, was placing oxygen tanks inside the cave around 1 a.m. on Friday when he reportedly died due to lack of oxygen.
Thailand’s equivalent to the American Navy SEALs posted new images showing just how difficult the mission was to save the 12 trapped members of a youth soccer team along with their coach inside the miles-long Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province.
Equipped with diving gears, flashlights, and strong will to save the boys, the Thai Navy SEALs ventured deeply into the 6-miles long cave complex with floodwater that reaches up to their chins, as seen in several pictures they posted.
A team from the United States Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii was deployed to Thailand to help save a youth soccer team that has been trapped inside the miles-long Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province.
The 30-member U.S. military team was joined by several British divers in Thailand on Wednesday to help rescue the group of teenagers and their coach who have all been missing inside the country’s longest cave since Saturday, NBC News reported.
A Chinese couple have been living inside a cave for the past 54 years and they intend to stay there for as long as they live.