Boonsak Ponsana

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Boonsak Ponsana
Boonsak Ponsana 4.jpg
Boonsak Ponsana in 2013.
Personal information
Birth name Boonsak Ponsana
Country  Thailand
Born (1982-02-22) 22 February 1982 (age 32)
Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 4 (November, 2010)
Current ranking 4 (June, 2013[1])
BWF profile

Boonsak Ponsana (Thai: บุญศักดิ์ พลสนะ; RTGS: Bunsak Phonsana; born 22 February 1982 in Bangkok) is a male badminton player from Thailand.

His younger sister Salakjit Ponsana is also part of the Thailand badminton team.[2]

Career[edit]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, Ponsana was defeated in the Round of 64.

Ponsana played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men' singles, defeating Chris Dednam of South Africa and Lee Hyun-il of Korea in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Ponsana defeated Ronald Susilo of Singapore 15-10, 15-1. Ponsana advanced to the semifinals, in which he lost to Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia 15-9, 15-2. Playing in the bronze medal match, he again lost to an Indonesian, this time Soni Dwi Kuncoro by a score of 15-11, 17-16 for a fourth place finish.

In 2004 he also won the THAILAND OPEN.

In 2007 he won the AVIVA OPEN SINGAPORE SUPER SERIES 2007, and in 2008 he won the Indian Open Grand Prix. Boonsak Ponsana competed in Super Series Final 2009 but he did not qualify for the semi-finals. He played for Thailand in 2009 SEA Games in Laos, helping to win a bronze medal for Thailand in men's team.

In 2012, he repeated his successful run at the Singapore Open Super Series beating Zhangming Wang of China[3] in a thrilling two set match. Prior to his participation in the 2012 Singapore Open, injury had caused him to skip some tournaments in 2011, and his earlier 2012 results had not been especially good.

In 2013, Boonsak has changed his speciality to men's doubles and he is now teaming with Songphon Anugritayawon.

Career Achievements[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Runner-up 2013 Singapore Open Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto 22–20, 5–21, 17-21
Winner 2012 Singapore Open China Wang Zhengming 21–18, 21–19
Runner-up 2010 Singapore Open Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 16–21, 16–21
Runner-up 2009 Singapore Open China Bao Chunlai 19–21, 21–16, 15-21
Winner 2007 Singapore Open China Chen Yu 21–17, 21–14

Record Against Selected Opponents[edit]

Includes results from all competitions 2001–present against Super Series finalists, World Championship semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, and all Olympic opponents.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BWF World Ranking – Men's singles". BWF. 
  2. ^ Boonsak Ponsana - Humble talent, BadZine.info, 15 September 2006
  3. ^ "Boonsak wins Singapore Open for second time". The Times Of India. 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rankings of Boonsak PONSANA". tournamentsoftware.com. 

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