Kunchala Voravichitchaikul

Kunchala Voravichitchaikul (Thai: กุลชลา วรวิจิตรชัยกุล; born 14 November 1984) is an internationally elite badminton player from Thailand.[1] She competed at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.[2]

Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
Duanganong Aroonkesorn and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul.jpg
Personal information
CountryThailand
Born (1984-11-14) 14 November 1984 (age 36)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (WD 10 March 2011)
6 (XD 5 May 2011)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Thailand
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Uber Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Wuhan Women's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Women's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Johor Bahru Women's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Manila Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Singapore Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Vietnam Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Vientiane Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Vientiane Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Mixed doubles
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Bangkok Women's doubles
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Pretoria Women's doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Taipei Girls' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Taipei Girls' team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Kuala Lumpur Girls' doubles
BWF profile

Kunchala Voravichitchaikul is a doubles specialist who is paired with Duanganong Aroonkesorn in women's doubles and Songphon Anugritayawon in mixed doubles. She is a veteran of one World Championship, the 2010 Paris Worlds where she failed to make the quarter-finals in both events. (She also entered the 2009 Hyderabad Worlds with Anugritayawon, but withdrew before competition began.) Her best tournament results so far are at the 2010 French Open where she won the women's doubles title with Aroonkesorn, and the 2009 Japan Open, where she and Anugritayawon won the mixed doubles title.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Bandaraya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
14–21, 6–21   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Malawati Stadium,
Selangor, Malaysia
  Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Ang Li Peng
  Lim Pek Siah
4–15, 15–10, 6–15   Bronze
2007 Wongchawalitkul University,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Jo Novita
  Greysia Polii
14–21, 21–18, 15–21   Bronze
2011 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Anneke Feinya Agustine
  Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
13–21, 10–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gym Hall 1, National Sports Complex,
Vientiane, Laos
  Songphon Anugritayawon   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
10–21, 22–20, 9–21   Silver
2011 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Songphon Anugritayawon   Tontowi Ahmad
  Lilyana Natsir
19–21, 14–21   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University,
Pathum Thani, Thailand
  Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Pan Pan
  Tian Qing
12–21, 18–21   Bronze

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds,
Pretoria, South Africa
  Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Chen Lanting
  Yu Yang
2–11, 2–11   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Taipei Gymnasium,
Taipei, Taiwan
  Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Cho A-ra
  Hwang Yu-mi
  Bronze
2002 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Du Jing
  Rong Lu
1–11, 4–11   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[4] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 French Open   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Petya Nedelcheva
  Anastasia Russkikh
21–16, 11–2 retired   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Korea Open   Songphon Anugritayawon   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
8–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2009 Japan Open   Songphon Anugritayawon   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
13–21, 21–16, 22–20   Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Ng Hui Ern
  Ng Hui Lin
12–21, 21–17, 21–13   Winner
2011 Dutch Open   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Shinta Mulia Sari
  Yao Lei
21–10, 21–16   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Thailand Open   Songphon Anugritayawon   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
11–21, 21–17, 21–14   Winner
2011 Australian Open   Songphon Anugritayawon   Hirokatsu Hashimoto
  Mizuki Fujii
21–15, 21–9   Winner
2011 Dutch Open   Songphon Anugritayawon   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
21–17, 24–22   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Vietnam Satellite   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Kim Min-jung
  Oh Seul-ki
21–23, 21–12, 9–21   Runner-up
2006 Thailand Asian Satellite   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Yuko Matsuura
  Nao Miyoshi
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2015 Thailand International   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Chae Yoo-jung
  Kim Ji-won
21–17, 21–19   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Singapore Satellite   Nuttaphon Narkthong   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
  Li Yujia
14–17, 2–15   Runner-up
2006 Vietnam Satellite   Songphon Anugritayawon   Mohammed Razif Abdul Latif
  Norshahliza Baharum
21–13, 21–10   Winner
2006 Thailand Asian Satellite   Songphon Anugritayawon   Lingga Lie
  Yulianti
21–16, 10–21, 17–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record Against Selected OpponentsEdit

Mixed doubles results with Songphon Anugritayawon against Superseries Final finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Kunchala Voravichitchaikul". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "VORAVICHITCHAIKUL Kunchala". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Players: Kunchala Voravichitchaikul Head to Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

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