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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    actually this batch of ws and wd player is quite good,many of them should be the main force for thailand in future and ratchanok inthanon is the one that have the biggest posible to be the world beater

    prophetic words from 2009. Clever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    prophetic words from 2009. Clever
    maybe u can try to read through what i said in AJC 2009 thread
    hehe.
    i said so because i WAS her friend that time
    now,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjoo888 View Post
    I know that most of you that refer to Ratchanok as "Rat" mean no ill-will and use the name endearingly, but in Thailand (like most other places) to call someone a "Rat" is very demeaning and insulting to say the least.

    I think she deserves better than being called Rat, and she does speak very good English, so she does know what the word means in English. Her nickname, as many of you know, is May or Nong May (little sister May), I think the World Champion deserves a little more respect than to be called a Rat.
    Right, that's why I never call her 'Rat' but always 'Intanon' which sounds nice to me without knowing what it means in Thai. 'May', her nickname, should do too but not unique so I'd prefer to stick to 'Intanon'.

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    Well I for one have been calling her the shortened version of Ratchanok with not even a consideration to the animal... so I call her May from now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    maybe u can try to read through what i said in AJC 2009 thread
    hehe.
    i said so because i WAS her friend that time
    now,
    Why are you crying now?
    Told you to work harder on your game and not to skip training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    maybe u can try to read through what i said in AJC 2009 thread
    hehe.
    i said so because i WAS her friend that time
    now,
    prophet of badminton... maybe next year uber cup champ is thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by SibugiChai View Post
    prophet of badminton... maybe next year uber cup champ is thailand
    A bit tough. No doubles. Can't just rely on 1 or 2 WS players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Yup, we shall call her May for short. Please don't use the other one with 3 letters.


    I'm sure most of us meant well all this while when we used the name fondly.

    I'm not sure whether May actually felt offended as she must have known the nickname for a long time and there was no negative response from her so far.


    Let's have some fun and find out more.

    It must be noted that the following description applies to people born under the following dates and May's birthday may be different:
    Years of the Rat

    02/18/1912-02/05/1913 02/05/1924-01/23/1925 01/24/1936-02/10/1937
    02/10/1948-01/28/1949 01/28/1960-02/14/1961 02/15/1972-02/02/1973
    02/02/1984-02/19/1985 02/19/1996-02/06/1997 02/06/2008-01/25/2009
    01/25/2020-02/11/2021 02/11/2032-01/30/2033 01/30/2044-02/16/2045

    According to the Chinese Zodiac:
    http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intr...ustoms/zodiac/

    Though people consider the rat not adorable, and it even makes its way into derogatory languages, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac. It has attributes of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.

    Strengths

    People under this sign are usually smart and wealthy and will work for success. They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others. Rat girls have a flair for cleanliness and tidiness. They are clever and adorable, personable and materialistic. They are also by nature thoughtful, sensible, judiciously and curious.


    But I like the name May as well.

    When one says "May I watch the WC match between May and LXR?" it is polite.


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    I never paid much attention to women's singles much recently, but boy I was in a treat when I watched LXR vs Inthanon. At 18 years old who has achieved already world champion status is just mind boggling.

    She's smaller than a lot of the taller Chinese players but boy does she have some explosive footwork to get behind the shuttle.

    Great example is in her most recent match:



    1:09:42

    She did this numerous times in the match but I consider this her trademark combination of shots to finish off a rally that's just lethal. When an opponent lifts/clears to her forehand in the right back corner, she quickly shuffles back to hit a very sharp angled slice smash to the opponent's right hand side followed up by another smash to the opponent's left hand side. Not only does this take good power and technique, you have to have the speed and explosive footwork to pull this off. I think the way she explodes off her left foot to hit the around-the-head finishing smash is phenomenal and something you see more in the men's game than the women's game due to the sheer physicality needed.

    At such a young age, she has already added new dimensions to the definition of the attacking play for women's singles.

    I will be paying very close attention to her from now on!

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    18-year-old's new goal: World No 1



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    Lerpong Amsa-ngiamThe Nation/Asia News Network
    Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013


    THAILAND - Newly crowned world champion Ratchanok Intanon could not have been happier to receive bouquets of flowers from the Royal family, especially of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

    And the young star has set new goals - to become the world No 1 and win a gold medal at the Olympics.

    The 18-year-old caused a sensation around the country on Sunday when she stunned world No 1 Li Xuerui of China in the BWF World Championships women's singles final in Guangzhou. She became the youngest winner of the women's singles title and the first ever from Thailand.

    The teenager, who will reach No 2 in the rankings this week, was presented with a "Grateful Child" shield from Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali at Amporn Gardens before receiving her most valuable present from the Queen via a royal representative at the Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) headquarters.

    "I'm deeply grateful for Their Majesties' gracious kindness and continuing support of Thai sports. I'm even more inspired to work harder and try to win more tournaments," said an overwhelmed Ratchanok.

    She was also granted royal bouquets from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana.

    "I want to be No 1 in the world within one or two years and to win the Olympics gold medal at Rio de Janeiro," said Ratchanok, who was tied up with many activities yesterday including posing for Praew magazine, attending a talk show on Channel 3 before having dinner with her family and godmother Kamala Thongkorn, the owner of Banthongyord Badminton School, where she trains.

    Ratchanok or May, as she is called by her family and friends, said she would buy a refrigerator and a washing machine for her mother Kamphan as a present for Mother's Day.

    Kamphan, who is a worker in a sweet factory, said she wanted her daughter to remain the same and keep working hard to reach the top. "I always taught her to be humble as she was not from a rich family like other kids. I told her to be well behaved. She is a very well disciplined girl. That's why she has got to this stage," she said.

    Thailand hails teen

    Thai media cheered the teen star with a flurry of ecstatic headlines as the nation celebrated its first gold at the badminton worlds.

    Ratchanok, who still has braces on her teeth, sprang a shock when she defeated Chinese Olympic champion Li Xuerui 22-20 18-21 21-14 on Sunday in Li's own backyard.

    Pictures of the smiling teenager gripping her trophy after the showdown in Guangzhou adorned almost every front page as Thailand revelled in a rare ray of golden glory.

    "Thai badminton roars, May swats China and collects the championship," proclaimed the Thai language Thai Rath, referring to her nickname.

    "May - a historic champion. The whole nation is elated," Siam Sport said.

    Ratchanok's victory over Li, also aiming for her first world title, broke China's stranglehold on the championship. It is also a fairytale win for the teen, whose career started at the age of five when the owner of the factory where her parents worked sent her to train at a nearby badminton academy.

    The teenager, regarded as one of the best young players in the sport, supports her family through her sporting career.

    Kamala, who owns both the factory and the badminton school, attended the final.

    "This is another triumph - we did not expect that success would be this fast," she told AFP. "I am so proud of her," the 54-year-old Kamala said



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    Ratchanok's birthdate is Feb. 5, 1995, which means she was born in the Year of the Pig.

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    Ratchanok creates badminton history

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    GUANGZHOU: Ratchanok Intanon, 18, set two records at the Tianhe Indoor Gymnasium by emerging as Thailand's first and the youngest winner in badminton's World Championship history after beating China's Olympic champion Li Xuerui 22-20, 18-21, 21-14 in the women's singles final today.

    The teenager, who served notice of her immense potential when she won the World Junior title at the age of 13, was in splendid form as she overcame stiff resistance from Xuerui and a partisan home crowd to win in 65 minutes.


    Ratchanok, who went on to win the world junior title a further two times before shifting her attention to the senior stage, ended China's eight-year dominance of the women's singles title.

    In fact, only Denmark and Indonesia (twice each) have won the women's singles title before with China players having been crowned champions a whopping 15 times since the first World Championships in 1977.

    Ratchanok's triumph will also go a long way in redeeming Thailand's battered pride following the clash between her compatriots Maneepong Jongjit and Bodin Issara in the Canada Open doubles final last month.

    The former doubles partners had come to blows during the final, an incident which led to Bodin being suspended for two years while Maneepong received a three-month ban,

    Ratchanok had said prior to the final that her aim was to win to help Thai badminton forget the sorry episode and she did so in fantastic fashion.

    In the women's doubles, China's Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang needed three games to subdue South Korea's Eom Hye Won-Jang Ye Na, winning 21-14, 18-21, 21-8 in 69 minutes.

    The triumph made up for the pair's disqualification from last year's London Olympics for match-fixing, a decision which denied them the chance to defend the title they had won in the Beijing Games four years earlier.

    Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon poses for a picture with her trophy after winning her women's singles final against China's Li Xuerui at World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province on August 11, 2013. Ratchanok Inthanon won 22-20, 18-21, 21-14. -- AFP PHOTO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penwinack View Post
    @XoXoXo Shenck think right? About WBC woman single this year.
    yes haha Schenk prediction has become surprised ipsofacto
    She is a great fortune teller and thanks to you to posted the news. May and her seems a good friends, but who wouldn't love the dearest talented-smart-champion-well mannered-polite May?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    she need to improve her head to head against china ws player.
    now they are more beatable.
    I told you so.. its just a matter of time...!
    May even did it more meaningful and sweetly, She beat China's best WS player-The Olympic Champion Li Xuerui at the right time, right moment.. WC Final!!


    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    maybe u can try to read through what i said in AJC 2009 thread
    hehe.
    i said so because i WAS her friend that time
    now,
    hey @limsy seriously you are May friend? ho ho how could it be? Then get me her autograph please

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    Quote Originally Posted by XoXoXo View Post
    hey @limsy seriously you are May friend? ho ho how could it be? Then get me her autograph please
    Limsy was her sparring partner until Limsy was surpassed by her.
    Reason : Limsy was too lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Limsy was her sparring partner until Limsy was surpassed by her.
    Reason : Limsy was too lazy.
    oh yeah? when and where its happen? Malaysia? Interesting..I want the detail!!!

    ho ho limsy was so lucky to be her friend But could the lazy limsy (nokh88 say ) be that lucky again?

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    btw.. why people call her May? any history behind that nickname?

    anyone know? @Penwinack ?

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