Boonsak Ponsana

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]

Boonsak Ponsana
Boonsak Ponsana 4.jpg
Boonsak Ponsana in 2013.
Personal information
Birth nameBoonsak Ponsana
Country Thailand
Born (1982-02-22) 22 February 1982 (age 39)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Men's singles
Highest ranking4 (November, 2010)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Thailand
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2005 Yiyang Men's singles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's team
Asia Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Johor Bahru Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 New Delhi Men's singles
Southeast Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2015 Singapore Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Ho Chi Minh Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Vientiane Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Manila Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Men's team
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok Mixed team
BWF profile


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.[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.

Ponsana at the 2010 World Championships


World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Lin Dan 14–21, 11–21   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's singles

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

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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 Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Boonsak Ponsana – Humble talent". 15 September 2006. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Boonsak Ponsana at". 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". 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".

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