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04-27-2009, 06:53 AM #1
Ratchanok Inthanon - รัชนก อินทนนท์ - Thai rising star
After "witnessing" her success at the just concluded Ciputra Hanoi Vietnam International Challenge, I thought this Thai sensation deserves a thread.
Ratchanok Inthanon, at the tender year of 16 (I don't think she's 14 as some of us claimed) and ranked at 131th before the tournament, won her first international title in her senior tour without dropping a single game beating 4 Indonesians on her way to the title.
2007: Cheers Youth International - GS and GD winners (U-15)
2008: Yonex-Sunrise Badminton Asia Youth U-16 - GS winner
2009: Ciputra Hanoi Vietnam International Challenge - WS winner
Ratchanok partnering Maetanee Phattanaphitoon in Cheers Youth Internation 2007
04-27-2009, 07:00 AM #2
Ratchanok and THA team at Yonex-Sunrise Badminton Asia Youth U-16 2008
04-27-2009, 07:26 AM #3
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
04-27-2009, 07:28 AM #4
04-27-2009, 07:43 AM #5
International Preformances :
Winner in Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games 2008, Tokyo Japan, Aug 25-Sep (Teams under 16 years)
Winner in YONEX-SUNRISE Badminton Asia Youth 2008, Augest 4-10. (Teams, Woman Double, Women Single under 16 years)
Winner in 41St Annual International Children's Games Reykjavik 2007, Iceland, June 20-25. (Team, Women Double)
Winner in Cheers Youth International 2007, December 22. (Girls'Doubles Under 15 years)
Runner-up in Cheers Youth International 2007, December 22. (Girls'Single Under 15 years)
04-27-2009, 12:36 PM #6
04-27-2009, 04:14 PM #7
04-28-2009, 02:42 AM #8
any video of her playing?
04-28-2009, 03:22 AM #9
I watched her play in the Cheers Youth 2007 and Asian Satellite 2008 tournaments held in Singapore. She has great fighting spirit and a 'never-say-die' attitude, qualities which I find lacking in our Singapore players.
Here are a few photos which I took of Ratchanok Inthanon in the Asian Satellite 2008 tournament:
04-28-2009, 04:56 PM #10
04-30-2009, 07:50 AM #11
She can be Thailand's Mia Audina..
Rise in young age.
04-30-2009, 09:19 AM #12
Looking forward for this Thai promising talent, possibly she will shine in world junior championship next October. Ratchanok lost to Wang Shixian at quarterfinal in last year edition.
04-30-2009, 09:47 AM #13
04-30-2009, 10:10 AM #14
she can play badminton very exellence
and she is very pretty.
05-05-2009, 02:50 AM #15
surely a player to watch in the future
07-17-2009, 03:02 AM #16
Badminton Asia site has this age eligiblity text:Age Eligibility : The age limit will be under 19 years old; born on 1st January 1991 onwards. (Player’s age should not be 19 years old during any month of the tournament year).
"The minimum age for all players is 14 years old."
Now I believe that Inthanon is over 14 this year as she played at last year's AJC while the rule says that the minimum age is 14
07-17-2009, 10:02 AM #17
well,cant help u,she tell me in msn her birthday date
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