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    Default Salakjit Ponsana

    Salakjit is Boonsak Ponsana's (usually spelt Polsana) younger sister who is a second year law student at the Sri Patum University, Bangkok. She is also Thailand's first singles player and we have the opportunity to see her in action at the recent Cheers Asian Satellite Badminton Championships in Singapore, where she almost beat Li Li of Singapore. Salakjit is probably 20 years old since her more illustrious brother, Boonsak is 22 and a fourth-year law undergrad. She is a player to watch in this part of the world.

    Below is a report by Tan Yo-Hinn of Today, who interviewed Salakjit to reveal more about herself and for her views on his elder brother and on her own playing future.


    Boonsak's lousy, says his sister
    But don't worry Susilo, Salakjit's only kidding

    By Tan Yo-Hinn
    yohinn@newstoday.com.sg

    Boonsak Ponsana is regarded as a national sporting hero in Thailand. The world No 17 just missed out on becoming the first Thai to win a medal in badminton, at the Athens Olympics, when he finished fourth.
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    Singaporeans will, of course, remember the Thai as the player who knocked Ronald Susilo — the world No 9 — out of the Games in the quarter-finals.
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    To one person at least, Boonsak, 22, is anything but a hero.
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    Top Thai women's shuttler Salakjit Ponsana says her compatriot is a terrible badminton player.
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    Of course, Salakjit is Boonsak's younger sister and just loves to tease her brother.
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    "I never praise Boonsak, even though he is a very good player," Salakjit, the world No 28, said.
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    The Thai No 1 was in town recently for the Cheers Asian Satellite Badminton Championship, where she lost to Singapore's Li Li in the women's singles final.
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    "I always tease Boonsak. I tell him he is a very lousy player," joked Salakjit, in fluent Mandarin, a language she first picked up during a six-month training stint in Fuzhou, China, when she was 12.
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    As for her brother's Olympic adventure, she said: "He told me that he played without any fear in Athens and just played his heart out in every match.
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    "It was probably why he beat (Singapore No 1 Ronald) Susilo in the last eight."
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    Like her brother, Salakjit shares a similar carefree and laid-back approach to life.
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    Just minutes after narrowly losing 2-1 (11-6, 6-11, 11-9) to Li in a rubber set tie-breaker, the 20-year-old quickly put aside the disappointment as she spoke about life outside of badminton.
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    Currently a second year law undergraduate at the Sri Patum University in Bangkok, where brother Boonsak is in his fourth year, Salakjit says she enjoys life as a student-athlete.
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    Six days a week, she commutes with team-mates Aroonkesorn Duanganong and Voravichitchaikul Kunchala between campus and the national training centre, located in Bangkok's Lumpinee Park district.
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    "I have no problems juggling my studies and training," said Salakjit.
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    "The university has been very kind to me by providing one-to-one tuition for me.
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    "It is very flexible as I don't have to attend lectures and tutorials like the rest of the students."
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    Salakjit has yet to confirm her participation in the Singapore Open (Nov 15-21), but she does know what her ultimate career goal is.
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    "I intend to pursue a career in law," she said.
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    "But I'd still play badminton for some time, of course."
    But don't worry Susilo, Salakjit's only kidding

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    action photo of Salakjit
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    she looks pretty in this pic!! she look more chinese than thai???

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1nn3r
    she looks pretty in this pic!! she look more chinese than thai???
    that's why i posted it

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    got any clearer pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    that's why i posted it
    More pics please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    More pics please.
    Here's one, two, three. This thread has another. There used to be a bunch on badmintonphoto.com but it seems to be down at the moment.

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    Default Salakjit Ponsana

    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    More pics please.
    Here is Salakjit Ponsana sitting down at OCBC before going to Arrowhead Ponds.
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    hari hari mahu!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1nn3r
    hari hari mahu!!
    oooiiii hari hari mahu apa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khwong
    oooiiii hari hari mahu apa?
    what does that mean in english

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    Can someone clarify why it's spelt "Ponsana" sometimes and "Polsana" on other occasions. Has always confused me

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbad
    Can someone clarify why it's spelt "Ponsana" sometimes and "Polsana" on other occasions. Has always confused me
    Should be Ponsana but what the heck do I know?

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    Arrow 2010 Denmark Open SS: Salakjit Ponsana defeated Tine Baun

    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    The Thai No 1 was in town recently for the Cheers Asian Satellite Badminton Championship, where she lost to Singapore's Li Li in the women's singles final.
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    And 6 years later, on Thursday 28-Oct-2010, at the 2010 Denmark Open SS, Salakjit Ponsana defeated Tine Baun (Denmark No.1 and World No.4 WS) 21-16, 22-20 in 37 minutes (in the Round of 16).

    Congratulations to Salakjit Ponsana !!!
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    ratchanok chasing at the back
    she need to improve vastly
    if not
    she will be takeover in half year
    lol

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