yes, this is a true news... i confirm this with my thai friend....
this is the news :
Rising star Bodin will quit sport
Rising star Bodin Issara is quitting badminton due to injury and personal reasons, officials confirmed yesterday. Bodin Issara
Ranked eighth in the world, along with his partner Maneepong Jongjit, in the men's doubles, Bodin has told the Badminton Association of Thailand that he wants to quit playing, according to BAT secretary-general Surasak Songworakulpan. "He has informed me that he will retire," Surasak said. The 22-year-old has been nursing a knee injury since December, which forced him to withdraw from this year's Korean Open and Malaysian Open. The player also wants to look after his mother in Uttaradit, he said. Maneepong will now play with Nipitphon Puangpuapech in Indonesia next week. Last year, Bodin and Maneepong won the men's doubles title at the Indian Open by upsetting second seeds Sung Hyun Ko and Yeon Seong Yoo of South Korea in the final. The win sent them to the 2012 Olympics, where they reached the quarter-finals.
Such a pity, Bodin still young and talented. Hope BAT take this as a wake-up call and do something effective and concrete to address the root of the problem if it is true that a number of Thai players are unhappy with the association.
Thailand is such a promising and rising badminton powerhouse-to-be. Keep it up.Way to go!
He is going independent athlete from now on. Also, finding and practicing with his new partner. Now, He traines at a same place as Boonsak Ponsana as my friends saw them at the court. They told me that his smashes' sound are very loud.
So for clarity then he has quit BAT not the sport.
whats the status of his injury?
Is it a ligament injury to the knee?
Issara and Jongjit really are a classy pair brought a lot of colour to the mens doubles at the OG. I see them as future KKK, TBH style partnership, but hopefully with more success.
According to latest mews in Thailand, Bodin decide to go independently and paring with Pakawat Vilailak. To summarize, Bodin had problems with BAT and staffs because they spilt him from Maneepong. Read the full news in the following link (Use google translate)