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. He got a Bachelor of Laws from Sri Patum.
|Birth name||Boonsak Ponsana|
|Born||22 February 1982|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Highest ranking||4 (November, 2010)|
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 South 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.
In 2007, he won the gold medals at the Summer Universiade in the men's singles and mixed team event. 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 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.
|2005||Olympic Park, Yiyang, China||Lin Dan||14–21, 11–21||Silver|
|2010||Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India||Lin Dan||20–22, 10–21||Bronze|
|2006||Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia||Lee Chong Wei||12–21, 16–21||Silver|
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|2007||Wongchawalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||Kendrick Lee||15–21, 20–22||Bronze|
|2001||Malawati Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia||Roslin Hashim||14–17, 3–15||Silver|
|2007||Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand||Chen Hong||17–21, 21–15, 21–17||Gold|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 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.
|2013||Singapore Open||Tommy Sugiarto||22–20, 5–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Japan Open||Lee Chong Wei||18–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Singapore Open||Wang Zhengming||21–18, 21–19||Winner|
|2010||Singapore Open||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||16–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Malaysia Open||Lee Chong Wei||13–21, 7–21||Runner-up|
|2009||China Masters||Lin Dan||17–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2009||Singapore Open||Bao Chunlai||19–21, 21–16, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2007||Singapore Open||Chen Yu||21–17, 21–14||Winner|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.
|2013||Thailand Open||Srikanth Kidambi||16–21, 12–21||Runner-up|
|2009||Thailand Open||Nguyen Tien Minh||16–21, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2008||Thailand Open||Lin Dan||21–17, 15–21, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2008||India Open||Chetan Anand||21–16, 21–12||Winner|
|2007||Thailand Open||Chen Hong||14–21, 21–11, 21–23||Runner-up|
|2005||Indonesia Open||Lee Hyun-il||10–15, 3–15||Runner-up|
|2004||Thailand Open||Ng Wei||15–3, 15–3||Winner|
|2003||Hong Kong Open||Lin Dan||4–15, 15–9, 8–15||Runner-up|
|2003||Thailand Open||Ronald Susilo||10–15, 15–7, 10–15||Runner-up|
|2001||Thailand Open||Yong Hock Kin||8–7, 7–5, 6–8, 1–7, 1–7||Runner-up|
|2001||Hong Kong Open||Shon Seung-mo||2–7, 7–4, 7–8, 8–7, 3–7||Runner-up|
|2003||Smiling Fish Satellite||Thirayu Laohathaimongkol||15–7, 15–0||Winner|
|1999||Myanmar International||Anuphap Theeraratsakul||15–3, 15–6||Winner|
Record against selected opponentsEdit
Includes results from all competitions 2001–present against Super Series finalists, World Championship semifinalists and Olympic quarterfinalists.
- Lin Dan 1–11
- Xia Xuanze 1–0
- Chen Jin 5–4
- Bao Chunlai 1–6
- Chen Hong 2–4
- Chen Long 2–9
- Du Pengyu 2–4
- Chen Yu 2–2
- Jan Ø. Jørgensen 2–10
- Peter Gade 3–3
- Viktor Axelsen 1–1
- Kevin Cordón 1–0
- Parupalli Kashyap 1–4
- Taufik Hidayat 1–9
- Sony Dwi Kuncoro 4–5
- Hendrawan 0–1
- Tommy Sugiarto 2–5
- Sho Sasaki 7–3
- Lee Hyun-il 5–5
- Shon Seung-mo 1–4
- Park Sung-hwan 1–4
- Son Wan-ho 1–1
- Wong Choong Hann 4–3
- Lee Chong Wei 2–24
- Liew Daren 2–2
- Ronald Susilo 7–2
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