Sangob Rattanusorn

Sangob Rattanusorn (born 1943) is a former badminton player from Thailand who won numerous titles and represented his country in team play from the early 1960s through the early 1970s.

Sangob Rattanusorn
Personal information

CareerEdit

A fine "all-arounder" (proficient in all three events: singles, men's doubles, and mixed doubles), Rattanusorn won eight Thai national singles titles between 1962 and 1970, and the Southeast Asian Peninsular singles title in 1967.[1] Outside of Asia, his most significant victories came in doubles events. He shared the U.S. Open mixed doubles title with England's Margaret Barrand in 1963, and the Canadian Open mixed doubles title with the USA's Lois Alston in 1968.[2] In 1968 he also won the Canadian Open and Dutch Open men's doubles titles,[3] and reached the men's doubles semifinal at the All-England Championships with fellow countryman Chavalert Chumkum. Perhaps the best year in his badminton career, however, came toward the end of it in 1973, when he helped Thailand to a surprise victory over Malaysia in the Asian zone final of Thomas Cup[4] before bowing to perennial champion Indonesia in the inter-zone ties.

AchievementsEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1970 Kittikachorn Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Punch Gunalan 17–18, 10–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1965 Lucknow, India   Dinesh Khanna 3–15, 11–15   Silver
1969 Manila, Philippines   Muljadi 10–15, 3–15   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1962 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Sanguan Anandhanonda   Tan Yee Khan
  Ng Boon Bee
7–15, 10–15   Bronze
1965 Lucknow, India   Tuly Ulao   Tan Yee Khan
  Temshakdi Mahakonok
12–15, 18–15, 8–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian Peninsular GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1965 Singapore Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Tan Aik Huang 7–15, 15–7, 7–15   Silver
1967 Bangkok, Thailand   Somsook Boonyasukhanonda   Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1967 Bangkok, Thailand   Chavalert Chumkum   Tan Yee Khan
  Ng Boon Bee
11–15, 10–15   Bronze
1973 Singapore Badminton Stadium, Singapore City, Singapore   Bandid Jaiyen   Punch Gunalan
  Dominic Soong
15–10, 18–15   Gold

International tournamentsEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1963 Malaysia Open   Yew Cheng Hoe 9–15, 11–15   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 Malaysia Open   Chavalert Chumkum   Eddy Choong
  Tan Aik Huang
14–17, 12–15   Runner-up
1968 Dutch Open   Chavalert Chumkum   Erland Kops
  Tom Bacher
9–15, 15–1, 15–9   Winner
1968 German Open   Chavalert Chumkum   Tan Yee Khan
  Ng Boon Bee
9–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1968 Canada Open   Chavalert Chumkum   Wayne Macdonnell
  Rolf Paterson
15–12, 15–11   Winner
1968 Singapore Open   Chavalert Chumkum   Tan Yee Khan
  Ng Boon Bee
  Runner-up
1972 Denmark Open   Bandid Jaiyen   Punch Gunalan
  Ng Boon Bee
6–15, 6–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1963 US Open   Margaret Barrand   Joe Alston
  Lois Alston
  Winner
1968 Canada Open   Lois Alston   Channarong Ratanaseangsuang
  Tyna Barinaga
15–11, 15–7   Winner
1968 Singapore Open   Pachara Pattabongse   Svend Andersen
  Noriko Takagi
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 303, 335.
  2. ^ Scheele, 314, 138.
  3. ^ Scheele, 137, 246.
  4. ^ Jack Van Praag, "National and International News," Badminton USA, May 1973, 10.