Saralee Thungthongkam

Captain Saralee Thungthongkam (Thai: สราลีย์ ทุ่งทองคำ ผู้พัน หรือน.อ.ส้ม; RTGSSarali Thungthongkham; born 13 June 1979) is a Thai retired badminton player. She graduated with a master's degree in Communication Arts from Bangkok University.

Saralee Thungthongkam
สราลีย์ ทุ่งทองคำ
Saralee Thungthongkam 2.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s)Som ส้ม
CountryThailand
Born13 June 1979 (1979-06-13) (age 42)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
RetiredFebruary 2016[1]
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking21 (WD 19 September 2013)
2 (XD 11 August 2011)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Thailand
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Anaheim Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Madrid Mixed doubles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Yiyang Mixed doubles
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 2002 Busan Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Mixed doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Hyderabad Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Bangkok Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2006 Johor Bahru Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Bangkok Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Chengdu Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Gimcheon Mixed doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Vietnam Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Manila Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Jakarta Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan 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 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Manila Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Vientiane Women's team
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Thungthongkam made her debut at the Olympics Games in 2000 Sydney. She reached the second round in both the women's and mixed doubles with partners Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn and Khunakorn Sudhisodhi.[2]

Thungthongkam competed in 2004 Athens Olympics in the women's doubles with partner Sathinee Chankrachangwong.[3] 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 quarter finals, Thungthongkam and Chankrachangwong lost to Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen of China 2–15, 4–15. She also competed in the 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 16th round.[2]

At the 2008 Beijing, 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.[4]

Thungthongkam made her fourth appearance Olympic Games in 2012 London, where she again reached the quarter finals with Prapakamol. This time they lost to Christinna Pedersen and Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark.[5]

Thungthongkam ended her career in the international tournaments after got injured at the Thailand Masters in February 2016. She spent 19 years at the Thailand national team.[1]

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

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

World CupEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Sudket Prapakamol   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
12–21, 19–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

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

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
1–15, 8–15   Bronze
2002 Nimibutr Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
6–11, 2–11   Bronze
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
10–15, 7–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

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

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[6] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consistde of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[7] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

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

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Hong Kong Open   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Liu Zhen
  Xiao Luxi
6–8, 7–3, 7–2, 7–8, 3–7   Runner-up
2002 Chinese Taipei Open   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Hwang Yu-mi
  Lee Hyo-jung
4–11, 13–12, 11–8   Winner
2002 Indonesia Open   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
5–11, 4–11   Runner-up
2002 Dutch Open   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Ann-Lou Jorgensen
  Rikke Olsen
3–11, 5–11   Runner-up
2004 Singapore Open   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
5–15, 15–9, 11–15   Runner-up
2006 Thailand Open   Sathinee Chankrachangwong   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
18–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2012 Thailand Open   Narissapat Lam   Cheng Shu
  Pan Pan
21–15, 10–21, 21–13   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Hong Kong Open   Khunakorn Sudhisodhi   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–3, 0–7, 2–7, 2–7   Runner-up
2004 Thailand Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
15–8, 12–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2004 Japan Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Nova Widianto
  Vita Marissa
10–15, 13–15   Runner-up
2005 Japan Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
15–13, 14–17, 15–7   Winner
2005 Singapore Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–10, 7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
2006 Thailand Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Lee Yong-dae
  Hwang Yu-mi
11–21, 21–18, 20–22   Runner-up
2009 Thailand Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–11, 17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2010 Malaysia Masters   Sudket Prapakamol   Devin Lahardi Fitriawan
  Liliyana Natsir
21–13, 16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 Dutch Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
17–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2011 India Grand Prix Gold   Sudket Prapakamol   Muhammad Rizal
  Debby Susanto
16–21, 21–18, 21–11   Winner
2012 Swiss Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 Thailand Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Tao Jiaming
  Tang Jinhua
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 Dutch Open   Sudket Prapakamol   Ronan Labar
  Emilie Lefel
10–21, 18–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thailand Satellite   Tesana Panvisavas   Chen Tao
  Liang Liyi
15–3, 15–7   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ""สราลีย์" เจ็บหนัก ประกาศแขวนแร็กเก็ตแล้ว". www.dailynews.co.th (in Thai). 11 February 2016. Archived from the original on 13 February 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Saralee Thungthongkam". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  3. ^ "BBC Sport: Results – Badminton : doubles". BBC. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Beijing 2008 – Badminton – Mixed Doubles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ "London 2012 – Badminton – Mixed Doubles". www.olympic.org. OC. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  7. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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