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Discussion in 'Thailand Professional Players' started by robin7, Apr 27, 2009.
yeah, and please keep the records! Wanna be known as the one who announced her Olympic victory first
Wanna be known as the one who announced her Olympic victory first
Yes, I hope that you will be the first to announce RI's Olympic victory.
My memory tells me that limsy has posted earlier; that RI could get her chance to win the Olympic GOLD in 3 (or even 4) different Olympic years.
has anyone noticed that on bwf it says her first name is inthanon and her last name is ratchanok?
Isn't it nice that the young 'Rat' has shocked the big Indian star Saina Nehwal in the Surdiman Cup 2011, 21-14, 22-20, although THA still lost 2-3 to IND overall?
Ratchanok must have learned to mature rather quickly for such a big assignment.
Very impressive match last evening. She totally dominated SN. It's probably not SN's best game but all credits to RI for seizing the initiative early. I see RI using more power play, moves to take the shuttle very early and is not afraid to use the net area.
She is really nice and too young
Haha, first time I've heard someone term Rat as "too young".
She will be great but needs to put in a few hard miles first.
Rat in thai
Didn't understand a word but the video was good.
Just know the result, if she beaten Li Xuerui (China player) again at QF 2011 OCBC US Open GPG.
2011 US Open Grand Prix Gold: Ratchanok Inthanon in last 4
Congratulations to May for arriving at the Semi-Finals !!!
At the Quarter-Finals, Ratchanok Inthanon  defeated Li Xuerui  23-21, 21-18 in 45 minutes.
Whether she was called 'May' ?
"MAY" is her nickname
Welcoming snowbells to BadmintonCentral !!!
Welcome to BadmintonCentral snowbells.
When I asked May if that's her nickname...... She replied 'siip'.
Aww, so cute....
intanon and her boyfriend
congrats for Ratchanok Intanon who wins WJC in three consecutive years
so a touching story...
Inthanon just wants the good things in life for her parents
JAKARTA: A dream to provide a comfortable life for her parents has driven Thailand’s Inthanon Ratchanok to break all kinds of barriers in badminton.
The 16-year-old Inthanon created history in Taiwan last month when she became the first shuttler to win the world junior girls’ singles title three years in a row – and she is still eligible to play in two more championships. But right now, her focus is on becoming badminton’s youngest medallist at the next year’s Olympic Games in London.
Indonesia’s Mia Audina was the youngest to compete in the Olympics – at Atlanta 1996 when she was 16 years and 338 days old – but she did not win a medal.
Crucial win: Thailand’s Intanon Ratchanok clenching her fist after defeating Indonesia’s Adrianti Firdasari in the team final in Jakarta Monday.
With her strong will, anything is possible for Inthanon.
“I want my parents to have their own house and a car. I want to give them a better life. They have never owned anything. If I win a medal at the Olympics, I will be able to provide them with all these,” said Inthanon, who was introduced to badminton at a very young age.
This was only because her parents, working as helpers and cleaners at the Banthongyod Badminton School in Bangkok, would place her at one corner of the courts while they went about their business.
She basically grew up watching her parents toiling for a living and picked up what she knew best – badminton. She was a natural at it.
She was enrolled at the badminton school for free when she was just six years old so that her parents could keep an eye on her.
She immediately made them proud by winning her first junior title at seven and has never looked back.
Now, ranked 13th in the world, she has already beaten the likes of Tine Rasmussen, Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji-hyun – the top players of Denmark, India and South Korea respectively.
“It will be awesome to win a medal of any colour at the Olympic Games. It’s hard work but that is something I am used to,” she said.
Here, in Jakarta, Inthanon is again making heads turn.
Yesterday, the super fit Thai played brilliantly to beat 2007 SEA Games champion Adrianti Firdasari 20-22, 21-19, 21-19 in the second singles to inspire Thailand to a 3-1 win over fancied Indonesia in a four-and-a half-hour team final at the Istora Bung Karno Stadium.
Her crucial victory put Thailand 2-1 up.
Earlier, Porntip Buranaprasertsuk had drawn first blood with a 17-21, 21-11, 21-16 win over Linda Wenifanetri while Anneke Feinya Agustine-NityaKrishinda Maheswari levelled the score with a 22-20, 21-9 win over A. Duan-ganong-V. Kunchala.
Inthanon’s success spurred Amitrapai Savitree-T. Saralee to fight tooth-and-nail in a cliff-hanger of a match for a 19-21, 21-16, 24-22 win over Vita Marissa-Lilyana Natsir.
Thailand last won the team title at Manila 2005.
Unfortunate error here. Mia won silver in Atlanta, losing to Bang Soo Hyun in the final.