The Order of Sports Merit is awarded to those who have rendered outstanding meritorious services in the interest of improving citizens physique and national status though sports. Only a handful of foreigners have received the Order of Sports Merit Award, and Pimol Srivikorn becomes the first Thai person to have been awarded this prestigious honour.
In his role on the World Taekwondo Council and long-standing position as President of the Thailand Association of Thailand, Pimol Srivikorn has made a major contribution to the development of taekwondo not just in Thailand but around the world.
Pimol Srivikorn joins notable individuals who have been presented with the award, including IOC President Thomas Bach and IOC Member Gunilla Lindberg. Srivikorn and his family were invited by Mr. Wook Heon LEE, Korean ambassador to Thailand to receive the award.