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Captain Saralee Thungthongkam (born 13 June 1979, Thai: สราลีย์ ทุ่งทองคำ ผู้พัน หรือน.อ.ส้ม; rtgsSarali Thungthongkham) is a badminton player from Thailand. She graduated with a master's degree in communication arts from Bangkok University.

Saralee Thungthongkam
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Personal information
Nickname(s) Som ส้ม
Country Thailand
Born 13 June 1979 (1979-06-13) (age 38)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Handedness Right
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 21 (WD) 19 September 2013
2 (XD) 11 August 2011
BWF profile

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, she reached the second round of the women's doubles with Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn, and the second round of the mixed doubles with Khunakorn Sudhisodhi.[1]

Thungthongkam competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Sathinee Chankrachangwong.[2] They defeated Denyse Julien and Anna Rice of Canada in the first round and Chikako Nakayama and Keiko Yoshimoti of Japan in the second. In the quarterfinals, Thungthongkam and Chankrachangwong lost to Zhang Jiewen and Yang Wei of China 15-2, 15-4.

Thungthongkam also competed in mixed doubles with partner Sudket Prapakamol. They had a bye in the first run and were defeated by Frederik Bergstrom and Johanna Persson of Sweden in the round of 16.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she only competed in the mixed doubles, again with Prapakamol. They reached the quarter finals, losing to the Indonesian pair of Nova Widianto and Liliyana Natsir, who went on to win the silver medal.[3]

She competed in the mixed doubles again at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she again reached the quarter finals with Prapakamol. This time they lost to Christinna Pedersen and Joachim Fischer of Denmark.[4]

Contents

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad,
Madrid, Spain
  Sudket Prapakamol   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
18–21, 21–17, 23–25   Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond,
Anaheim, United States
  Sudket Prapakamol   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
9–15, 15–3, 10–15   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3,
Doha, Qatar
  Sudket Prapakamol   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
11–21, 19–21   Bronze
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
  Khunakorn Sudhisodhi   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
4–11, 0–11   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
10–15, 7–15   Bronze
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
6–11, 2–11   Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
  Sudket Prapakamol   Shin Baek-choel
  Jang Ye-na
11–21, 12–21   Bronze
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium,
Chengdu, China
  Sudket Prapakamol   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
17–21, 15–21   Bronze
2006 Bandaraya Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  Sudket Prapakamol   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
16–21, 23–21, 14–21   Silver
2005 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium,
Hyderabad, India
  Sudket Prapakamol   Lee Jae-jin
  Lee Hyo-jung
15–11, 14–17, 15–10   Gold
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Sudket Prapakamol   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
10–15, 16–17   Silver
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Khunakorn Suddhisodhi   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
7–11, 8–11   Silver

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 PhilSports Arena,
Metro Manila, Philippines
  Satinee Jankrajangwong   Jo Novita
  Greysia Polii
8–15, 15–17   Bronze
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn   Indarti Isolina
  Emma Ermawati
10–15, 11–15   Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Sudket Prapakamol   Tontowi Ahmad
  Lilyana Natsir
7–21, 14–21   Silver
2007 Wongchawalitkul University,
Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
  Sudket Prapakamol   Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
14–21, 15–21   Silver
2003 Tân Bình Gymnasium,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  Sudket Prapakamol   Anggun Nugroho
  Eny Widiowati
15–12, 15–7   Gold
2001 Malawati Stadium,
Selangor, Malaysia
  Khunakorn Sudhisodhi   Bambang Suprianto
  Emma Ermawati
11–15, 3–15   Bronze
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  Kunakorn Sudhisodhi   Rosman Razak
  Norashikin Amin
16–17, 12–15   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The 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.

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Indonesia Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 17–21, 21–13   Winner
2012 India Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 21–12, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 All England Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
13–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2010 World Superseries Finals   Sudket Prapakamol   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2010 French Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Overzier
21–15, 21–15   Winner
2007 China Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–15, 18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2007 Singapore Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
     Superseries Finals Tournament
     Superseries Premier Tournament
     Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Thailand Open   Narissapat Lam   Cheng Shu
  Pan Pan
21–15, 10–21, 21–13   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Dutch Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Ronan Labar
  Emilie Lefel
10–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 Thailand Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Tao Jiaming
  Tang Jinhua
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2012 Swiss Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 Syed Modi India Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Muhammad Rizal
  Debby Susanto
16–21, 21–18, 21–11   Winner
2011 Dutch Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
17–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2010 Malaysia Masters   Sudket Prapakamol   Devin Lahardi Fitriawan
  Liliyana Natsir
21–13, 16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2009 Thailand Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–11, 17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
     Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     Grand Prix Tournament
     IBF World Grand Prix Tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saralee Thungthongkam at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "BBC Sport: Results – Badminton : doubles". bbc. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Beijing 2008 – Badminton – Mixed Doubles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "London 2012 – Badminton – Mixed Doubles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

External linksEdit

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