Charoen Wattanasin
Internationale Badmintonkampioenschappen Haarlem in nieuw Duinwijck hal Watta, Bestanddeelnr 913-5115.jpg
Charoen Wattanasin in 1962
Personal information
CountryThailand
Born (1937-04-04) 4 April 1937 (age 85)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Thailand
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 1961 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1966 Bangkok Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1962 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Bangkok Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1959 Bangkok Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1959 Bangkok Men's singles

Charoen Wattanasin (Thai: เจริญ วรรธนะสิน) (born 1937) is a former badminton player from Thailand who won international championships in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Career

Between 1958 and 1962 Wattanasin captured the open men's singles titles of Malaya, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, and France.[1] He also shared the open men's doubles titles of Malaya, Scotland, the Netherlands, and the USA.[2] Wattanasin was a men's singles runner-up to Denmark's formidable Erland Kops at the All-England Championships in 1960 and 1962.[3] He represented Thailand in the Thomas Cup (men's international team) campaigns of 1957-1958 and 1963-1964.[4]

Corruption scandal

In 2000 he was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame. However, there were scandals and corruption issues when he was the president of the Badminton Association of Thailand between 2009 and 2013. In 2010, 16 players and coaches quit Badminton Association of Thailand as they did not receive supporting fee from the association, while Charoen claimed that he already provided support.[5]

Political perspective

In 2014, he criticised the European Union's decision to impose political sanctions against Thailand for overthrowing an elected government by stating that Thai people should ban products from the EU, particularly cars, and stop travelling to the EU as well;[6] however, his sons owned BMWs and his daughter was a communication general manager for Chanel Thailand.[7]

Personal life

He is a father of two famous singers Jirayut Wattanasin and Jetrin Wattanasin.

Achievements

Asian Games

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 Kittikachorn Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Tuly Ulao Indonesia Ang Tjin Siang
Indonesia Tjoa Tjong Boan
15–11, 7–15, 10–15
Bronze
Bronze

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1959 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Thanoo Khadjadbhye
Silver
Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1959 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Kamal Sudthivanich Thailand Narong Bhornchima
Thailand Raphi Kanchanaraphi
Gold
Gold

International tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1958 Malaysia Open 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 Canada Open Indonesia Tan Joe Hock 4–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1959 US Open Indonesia Tan Joe Hock 15–7, 5–15, 14–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1959 Malaysia Open Malaysia Teh Kew San 15–11, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1960 All England Denmark Erland Kops 11–15, 15–11, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1960 Norwegian International 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1961 Dutch Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville 8–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1961 Scottish Open 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 Scottish Open 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 Dutch Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville 7–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1962 Irish Open 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 All England Denmark Erland Kops 10–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1962 French Open Denmark Finn Kobberø 15–4, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 Malaysia Open 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1958 Malaysia Open Thailand Kamal Sudthivanich 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 Canada Open Thailand Thanoo Khadjadbhye Malaysia Lim Say Hup
Malaysia Teh Kew San
15–10, 13–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1960 Canada Open Indonesia Tan Joe Hock Malaysia Lim Say Hup
Malaysia Teh Kew San
8–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1960 US Open Denmark Finn Kobberø 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 Scottish Open Malaysia Jimmy Lim 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 Dutch Open Malaysia Oon Chong Teik Malaysia Oon Chong Jin
Denmark Ole Mertz
15–12, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 French Open Denmark Torkild Nielsen Denmark Finn Kobberø
Denmark Bengt Nielsen
16–18, 15–1, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1969 Canada Open Indonesia Tan Joe Hock England Tony Jordan
Scotland Robert McCoig
7–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1962 Dutch Open Netherlands Els Robbé Malaysia Oon Chong Teik
Denmark Ulla Rasmussen
10–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1962 French Open England Veronica Brock Denmark Finn Kobberø
Malaysia Tan Gaik Bee
3–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Invitational tournament

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1959 World Invitational Championships Malaysia Teh Kew San 15–1, 15–7
Gold
Gold

References

  1. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 174, 209, 229, 256, 273.
  2. ^ Scheele, 209, 246, 274, 313.
  3. ^ Scheele, 163, 164.
  4. ^ Scheele, 86.
  5. ^ "เหลือบและกาฝาก ที่สูบเลือดนักกีฬาไทย". 4 February 2010.
  6. ^ "เจริญ วรรธนะสิน ปลุกต้านอียู ชาวเน็ตถามกลับทำไมลูกยังทำงานชาแนล-ขับบีเอ็ม !?!".
  7. ^ https://www.khaosod.co.th/view_newsonline.php?newsid=TVRRd016VTVOVFkzTmc9PQ==&catid=[dead link]