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 35)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 4 (November, 2010)
Current ranking 31 (1 November 2016 [1])
BWF profile

Boonsak Ponsana (Thai: บุญศักดิ์ พลสนะ; rtgsBunsak 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] He got a Bachelor of Laws from Sri Patum.


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

Ponsana played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's 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.[3] 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 Zhengming Wang of China[4] 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.[3]

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
     World Championships
     Super Series Masters Finals
     Super Series Premier
     Super Series
     Grand Prix Gold
     Grand Prix
     International Challenge
     International Series
     Future Series
     BWF Team Events
BWF World Championships
BWF Super Series Masters Finals
BWF Super Series Premier
BWF Super Series
BWF Grand Prix Gold
BWF Grand Prix
BWF International Challenge
BWF International Series
BWF Future Series
BWF Team Events

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.[5]


  1. ^ "BWF World Ranking – Men's singles". BWF. 
  2. ^ Boonsak Ponsana - Humble talent Archived 22 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.,, 15 September 2006. He graduate Bachelor degree in Laws from Ramkhamhaeng
  3. ^ a b "Boonsak Ponsana at". Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Boonsak wins Singapore Open for second time". The Times Of India. 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rankings of Boonsak PONSANA". 

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