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Maneepong Jongjit (Thai: มณีพงศ์ จงจิตร, rtgsManiphong Chongchit; born 21 March 1991 in Phuket) is a badminton player from Thailand.[1]

Maneepong Jongjit
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong — Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech 09.jpg
Maneepong Jongjit at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  Thailand
Born (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 26)
Phuket, Thailand
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Handedness Right
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 7 (MD) 10 January 2013
12 (XD) 23 October 2014
BWF profile

Contents

CareerEdit

Maneepong Jongjit began to attract attention when he competed as a junior with Bodin Issara in men's doubles. Together they made the transition to doubles as senior competitors. Their top result came at the 2012 India Open where they defeated Ko Sung-hyun and Yoo Yeon-seong in the final.[2] Maneepong Jongjit and Bodin Issara competed together at the London 2012 Olympics, where they lost in the quarter final.[3]

After Maneepong and Bodin split up in January 2013, Maneepong continued competing in men's doubles with a new partner, Nipitphon Puangpuapech. The pair reached the final of the 2013 Canada Open Grand Prix, facing Maneepong's former partner Bodin Issara and Bodin's new partner Pakkawat Vilailak. Maneepong and Nipitphon were awarded the victory as their opponents were disqualified after a brawl broke out between the former partners.[3] Maneepong and Nipitphon won the 2014 U.S. Open, defeating Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.[4]

After returning from suspension in October 2013, Jongjit resumed his partnerships in men's doubles with Puangpuapech and in mixed doubles with Sapsiree Taerattanachai. He continued to compete internationally until late 2014. He was entered in several tournaments in 2015, reforming his partnership with Bodin Issara but withdrew each time due to an injury to his shoulder, which finally led to him announcing his retirement in November 2015.[5]

AchievementsEdit

Badminton Asia ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
  Nipitphon Puangpuapech   Shin Baek-cheol
  Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 20–22   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium,
Naypyidaw, Myanmar
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai   Muhammad Rijal
  Debby Susanto
18-21, 19-21   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim,
Alor Setar, Malaysia
  Rodjana Chuthabunditkul   Angga Pratama
  Della Destiara Haris
21–19, 14–21, 21–17   Gold

Asia Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Rodjana Chuthabunditkul   Liu Peixuan
  Xia Huan
18–21, 13–21   Bronze

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 Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 French Open   Bodin Issara   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
24–22, 17–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2012 India Open   Bodin Issara   Ko Sung-hyun
  Yoo Yeon-seong
21–17, 14–21, 21–14   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 U.S. Open   Nipitphon Puangpuapech   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–17, 15–21, 21–18   Winner
2013 Canada Open   Nipitphon Puangpuapech   Bodin Issara
  Pakkawat Vilailak
21–12, Disqualified   Winner
2012 Vietnam Open   Bodin Issara   Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto
  Afiat Yuris Wirawan
19–21, 21–16, 21–11   Winner
2011 Bitburger Open   Bodin Issara   Liu Xiaolong
  Qiu Zihan
21–14, 21–16   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 U.S. Open   Sapsiree Taerattanachai   Muhammad Rijal
  Vita Marissa
16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Kaohsiung International   Bodin Isara   Liao Chao-hsiang
  Tsai Chia-hsin
21–18, 21–19   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Smiling Fish International   Rodjana Chuthabunditkul   Patiphat Chalardchalaem
  Savitree Amitrapai
19–21, 20–22   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ControversyEdit

On 21 July 2013, Jongjit and his former partner, Bodin Issara had a brawl during the change of ends of the men's doubles finals at the 2013 Canadian Open Grand Prix. Jongjit, who was partnered with Nipitphon Puangpuapech, met Issara and his new partner, Pakkawat Vilailak in the finals. The former partners who had unresolved issues with each other prior to the match started abusing each other vocally during the first game. This led Issara to begin chasing down Jongit across the arena. As an act of self-defense while running away from Issara, Jongit swung his badminton racquet to the side of Issara's head causing his right ear to bleed and require stitches. Issara eventually caught up with Jongit, who fell to the floor on the adjacent court, and began hitting, punching and kicking him. The two were eventually broken up by Issara's partner and their coach. As a result, both players received a sanction from the Badminton World Federation and from the Badminton Association of Thailand. Issara, the more physically abusive one among the two, was banned for 2 years from participating in any international tournaments. Jongjit, who provoked Issara during the match, was banned for 3 months. In addition, Issara and Vilailak received a black card during the event meaning disqualification from the tournament and the tournament victory was awarded to Jongjit and Puangpuapech.[6][7]

Record Against Selected OpponentsEdit

ReferencesEdit