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Sattawat Pongnairat (Thai: ศตวรรษ พงษ์นัยรัตน์; rtgsSattawat Phongnairat; born May 8, 1990 in New York City) is a male American badminton player who competed at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] He trained at the Orange County Badminton club, and in 2015, he won a gold medal in men's doubles with teammate Phillip Chew at the Pan American Games.[2][3]

Sattawat Pongnairat
Personal information
Country  United States
Born (1990-05-08) May 8, 1990 (age 27)
New York City, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Handedness Right
Coach Zi Min Cai,
Rudy Gunawan,
Ignatius Rusli
Highest ranking 44 (MS) November 14, 2013
28 (MD) March 26, 2015
125 (XD) September 15, 2011
BWF profile


Pan American GamesEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre, Toronto, Canada   Phillip Chew   Hugo Arthuso
  Daniel Paiola
21–18, 21–16   Gold
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium, Guadalajara, Mexico   Halim Ho   Tony Gunawan
  Howard Bach
10–21, 14–21   Silver

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  Osleni Guerrero 21–17, 6–21, 16–21   Silver
2010 Clube Curitibano,
Curitiba, Brazil
  Stephan Wojcikiewicz 21–15, 16–21, 19–21   Bronze

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Markham Pan Am Centre,
Markham, Canada
  Phillip Chew   Adrian Liu
  Derrick Ng
15–21, 13–21   Silver

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Clube Curitibano,
Curitiba, Brazil
  Cee Nantana Ketpura   Kevin Li
  Alex Bruce
11–21, 16–21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Miami International   Lim Fang Yang 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Tahiti International   Phillip Chew   Adam Cwalina
  Przemyslaw Wacha
5–9 Retired   Runner-up
2015 Chile International Challenge   Phillip Chew   Adrian Liu
  Derrick Ng
13–21, 22–20, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 Mercosul International   Phillip Chew   Matijs Dierickx
  Freek Golinski
13–21, 21–8, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Sydney International   Phillip Chew   Bao Zilong
  Qi Shuangshuang
6–11, 7–11, 3–11   Runner-up
2013 Peru International   Phillip Chew   Ruud Bosch
  Koen Ridder
18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2012 Brazil International   Phillip Chew   Gan Teik Chai
  Ong Soon Hock
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 Miami International   Phillip Chew   Hugo Arthuso
  Daniel Paiola
16–21, 21–18, 9–21   Runner-up
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  1. ^ "Sattawat Pongnairat Badminton". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Orange County athletes in action Thursday, Aug. 10". Orange County Register. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pan Am Games 2015 – First continental title for Chew/Pongnairat". Retrieved May 3, 2017. 

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