Salakjit Ponsana

Salakjit Ponsana (Thai: สลักจิต พลสนะ; RTGSSalakchit Phonsana, born 14 February 1984 (age 33) is a badminton player from Thailand.[1] She competed in the women's singles event at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her brother, Boonsak Ponsana is also a Thai olympian.[2]

Salakjit Ponsana
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Personal information
Country Thailand
Born (1984-02-14) 14 February 1984 (age 36)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking12 (19 November 2009)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Ponsana played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, defeating Miho Tanaka of Japan in the first round but losing to Gong Ruina of China in the round of 16. In 2008, she was defeated in the second round by Zhang Ning of China with the score 23–21, 17–21, 7–21.[2] Ponsana also competed at the Asian Games in 2002, 2006, and 2010, and won the 2010 women's team silver medal. At the SEA Games, she has collected 3 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze medals from 2001 to 2011. Ponsana graduated with a bachelor's degreen in Law from Sripatum University, and she is studying there to earn her master's in Management. She then represented her country and university to compete at the 2007 Universiade. At that games, she won a gold in team event and a bronze in mixed doubles event.[3]

AchievementsEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Ratchanok Intanon 21–14, 18–21, 21–10   Gold
2005 PhilSports Arena, Metro Manila, Philippines   Adriyanti Firdasari 6–11, 11–7, 12–13   Bronze
2003 Tan Binh Sport Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   Wong Mew Choo 5–11, 5–11   Silver

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University,
Pathum Thani, Thailand
  Sudket Prapakamol   Fang Chieh-min
  Cheng Wen-hsing
16–21, 18–21   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Soratja Chansrisukot   Du Jing
  Rong Lu
4–11, 2–11   Silver

BWF International Challenge/Series/Asian SatelliteEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Tahiti International   Sashina Vignes Waran 16–21, 21–12, 21–19   Winner
2012 Spanish Open   Beatriz Corrales 21–11, 13–21, 21–14   Winner
2007 Smiling Fish International   Soratja Chansrisukot 12–21, 21–4, 21–14   Winner
2006 Vietnam Satellite   Jang Soo-young 15–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
2004 Smiling Fish Satellite   Molthila Meemeak 11–4, 8–11, 11–5   Winner
2004 Vietnam Satellite   Silvi Antarini 4–11, 11–7, 9–11   Runner-up
2004 Cheers Asian Satellite   Li Li 11–6, 6–11, 9–11   Runner-up
2003 Smiling Fish Satellite   Soratja Chansrisukot 13–10, 11–3   Winner
2003 India Satellite   Aparna Popat 4–11, 13–10, 4–11   Runner-up
2002 Smiling Fish Satellite   Liu Zhen 6–8, 4–7, 2–7   Runner-up
2002 India Satellite   Aparna Popat 11–7, 8–11, 11–5   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Smiling Fish Satellite   Duanganong Aroonkesorn   Kumiko Ogura
  Reiko Shiota
  Winner
2002 Smiling Fish Satellite   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Duanganong Aroonkesorn
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
7–1, 1–7, 6–8   Runner-up
2002 India Satellite   Soratja Chansrisukot   Duanganong Aroonkesorn
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
1–11, 6–11   Runner-up
2001 India Satellite   Nucharin Teekhatrakul   Oli Deka
  B. R. Meenakshi
15–4, 15–5   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tahiti International   Ruud Bosch   Laurent Constantin
  Teshana Vignes Waran
21–18, 21–15   Winner
2002 Vietnam Satellite   Sudket Prapakamol   Tran Duc Sang
  Nguyen Hanh Dung
15–6, 15–4   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  Media related to Salakjit Ponsana at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Players: Salakjit Ponsana". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Athletes: Salakjit Ponsana". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ "มิงค์ - สลักจิต พลสนะ" (in Thai). ชมรมแบดมินตัน เสนานิคม. Retrieved 1 September 2017.