Visa, a world leader in digital payments and the Official Payment Technology Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, proudly welcomed “View” Kunlavut Vitidsarn to Team Visa. Kunlavut is Thailand’s first world badminton champion in men’s singles at the BWF World Championship 2023 and the first men’s singles player to win three World Junior Championships

Visa, a world leader in digital payments and the Official Payment Technology Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, proudly welcomed “View” Kunlavut Vitidsarn to Team Visa. Kunlavut is Thailand’s first world badminton champion in men’s singles at the BWF World Championship 2023 and the first men’s singles player to win three World Junior Championships titles.

With nearly 300 wins worldwide, Kunlavut currently holds the seventh position in the world rankings for men’s singles badminton players. Having reached as high as the third best player in his discipline in 2023, he is considered one of the most celebrated and promising athletes in the nation.

Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa, Country Manager for Visa Thailand said: “Visa is a proud sponsor of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, and it is a great honour to welcome “View” Kunlavut Vitidsarn to Team Visa. We believe he is an ideal embodiment of what the Visa brand stands for, where he pushes boundaries every day and inspires others with his talent and determination. As he embarks on his journey towards the Olympic Games Paris 2024, Visa stands firmly by his side, providing unwavering support and encouragement every step of the way.”

The Team Visa program was established in 2000, strengthening Visa’s commitment to empower and equip athletes with the necessary tools, resources, and guidance to realise their dreams, both on and off the field. With over 30 years of partnership with the Olympic Games and two decades of collaboration with the Paralympic Games, Visa remains steadfast in its dedication to fostering inclusivity and diversity within the realm of sports.

The Team Visa roster for the Paris 2024 comprises 117 exceptional athletes representing more than 60 markets and competing across 40 sports, making it the most extensive and diverse lineup in the program’s history.

“Visa’s commitment to empowering athletes and fostering global connections aligns seamlessly with Kunlavut’s vision for success, making him an invaluable addition to Team Visa as they prepare to make history at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.” Punnamas concluded.

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