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 127 (August, 2017)
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. He got a Bachelor of Laws from Sri Patum.[1]

Career[edit]

Ponsana competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was defeated in the Round of 64. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was 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. He 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. 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.[2]

In 2007, he won the gold medals at the Summer Universiade in the men's singles and mixed team event.[3][4] He also won some international tournament in 2004 Thailand Open, 2007 Singapore Open, and in 2008 India Open. He competed in 2009 Superseries Finals 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 Wang Zhengming of China[5] 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.[2] In 2013, Boonsak has changed his speciality to men's doubles and he is now teaming with Songphon Anugritayawon.

Career achievements[edit]

Asia Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India China Lin Dan 20–22, 10–21 Bronze Bronze
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 16–21 Silver Silver

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Wongchawalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Singapore Kendrick Lee 15–21, 20–22 Bronze Bronze
2001 Malawati Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia Malaysia Roslin Hashim 14–17, 3–15 Silver Silver

Summer Universiade[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand China Chen Hong 17–21, 21–15, 21–17 Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Singapore Open Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto 22–20, 5–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Japan Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 18–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Singapore Open China Wang Zhengming 21–18, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Singapore Open Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 16–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 7–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 China Masters China Lin Dan 17–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Singapore Open China Bao Chunlai 19–21, 21–16, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Singapore Open China Chen Yu 21–17, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Thailand Open India Srikanth Kidambi 16–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Thailand Open Vietnam Nguyen Tien Minh 16–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Thailand Open China Lin Dan 21–17, 15–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 India Open India Chetan Anand 21–16, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Thailand Open China Chen Hong 14–21, 21–11, 21–23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Thailand Open Hong Kong Ng Wei 15–3, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Hong Kong Open South Korea Shon Seung-mo 2–7, 7–4, 7–8, 8–7, 3–7 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF Asian Satellite[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2003 Smiling Fish Satellite Thailand Thirayu Laohathaimongkol 15–7, 15–0 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boonsak Ponsana – Humble talent". Badzine.net. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Boonsak Ponsana at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Thai "Superman" Boonsak takes revenge to win Universiade badminton title". Sina. 15 August 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Universiade: Sweet Win for Boonsak gives Thais Team Gold". Badzine.net. 12 August 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Boonsak wins Singapore Open for second time". The Times Of India. 24 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rankings of Boonsak PONSANA". tournamentsoftware.com. 

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