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Kantaphon Wangcharoen

Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Thai: กันตภณ หวังเจริญ; born 18 September 1998) is a Thai badminton player.[1] At the young age, Wangcharoen became the runner-up in the senior tournament 2014 Singapore International in the men's singles event after losing the match because of foot injury.[2] Wangcharoen clinched the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in the boys' singles event,[3] also part of the junior team that won the mixed team bronze in 2014 and 2016, and Asian mixed team bronze in 2016.

Kantaphon Wangcharoen
Personal information
Country Thailand
Born (1998-09-18) 18 September 1998 (age 21)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Men's singles
Highest ranking12 (22 October 2019)
Current ranking13 (19 November 2019)
BWF profile

Wangcharoen was a member of the Thailand national team that won the bronze medals at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and 2019 Sudirman Cup. He also the finalist at the BWF Grand Prix Gold event 2017 Thailand Masters, and won the 2017 National Championships title.[4] He ended the 2018 BWF season by qualified to compete at the World Tour Finals and catapulted him to a career-best world ranking of no. 15 at that year.[5] He won the bronze medal at the 2019 BWF World Championships, became the first ever Thai player to win a World Championships medal in the men's singles event.[6]


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland   Anders Antonsen 15–21, 10–21   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2016 Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Spain   Sun Feixiang 9–21, 13–21   Bronze

BWF Grand Prix (1 runner-up)Edit

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017   Thailand Masters   Tommy Sugiarto 17–21, 11–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 runner-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Singapore International   Loh Kean Yew 21–19, 14–21, 1–11 Retired   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament


  1. ^ "Players: Kantaphon Wangcharoen". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  2. ^ "แบดสาวที.ไทยแลนด์ซิวทองที่สิงคโปร์". (in Thai). Independent News Network. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  3. ^ ""พรปวีณ์"ตบลิ่วชิงขนไก่ชิงแชมป์เยาวชนโลก". (in Thai). สยามกีฬา. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  4. ^ "กันตภณ หวังเจริญ..ดาวรุ่งพุ่งแรงแห่งปีของแบดมินตันไทย" (in Thai). 3 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Thailand Masters: Kantaphon Wangcharoen will look to continue good form". Fox Sports. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  6. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (23 August 2019). "Kantaphon Leads Thailand's Record Haul – Basel 2019". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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