Boonsak Ponsana in 2013.
|Birth name||Boonsak Ponsana|
22 February 1982 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Highest ranking||4 (November, 2010)|
|Current ranking||4 (June, 2013)|
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. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he reached the second round of the men's singles, where he lost 2 - 0 to Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro. 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 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, although he did qualify for the Olympics again.
In 2013, Boonsak has changed his speciality to men's doubles and he is now teaming with Songphon Anugritayawon.
|Runner-up||2013||Singapore Open||Tommy Sugiarto||22–20, 5–21, 17-21|
|Winner||2012||Singapore Open||Wang Zhengming||21–18, 21–19|
|Runner-up||2010||Singapore Open||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||16–21, 16–21|
|Runner-up||2009||Singapore Open||Bao Chunlai||19–21, 21–16, 15-21|
|Winner||2007||Singapore Open||Chen Yu||21–17, 21–14|
Record Against Selected Opponents
Includes results from all competitions 2001–present against Super Series finalists, World Championship semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, and all Olympic opponents.
- Lin Dan 1–10
- Xia Xuanze 1–0
- Chen Jin 5–4
- Bao Chunlai 1–6
- Chen Hong 2–4
- Chen Long 2–6
- Du Pengyu 2–4
- Wang Zhengming 2–2
- Chen Yu 2–2
- Kenneth Jonassen 1–5
- Joachim Persson 1–0
- Jan Ø. Jørgensen 1–6
- Peter Gade 3–2
- Viktor Axelsen 1–0
- Marc Zwiebler 3–2
- Hu Yun 4–3
- Parupalli Kashyap 1–4
- Taufik Hidayat 1–9
- Simon Santoso 5–3
- Sony Dwi Kuncoro 4–4
- Hendrawan 0–1
- Tommy Sugiarto 2–3
- Sho Sasaki 6–3
- Kenichi Tago 0–2
- Lee Hyun-il 5–5
- Shon Seung-mo 1–4
- Park Sung-hwan 1–3
- Park Tae-sang 3–0
- Shon Wan-ho 0–1
- Wong Choong Hann 4–3
- Lee Chong Wei 2–21
- Liew Daren 1–2
- Przemyslaw Wacha 1–2
- Ronald Susilo 7–2
- Chris Dednam 1–0
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