Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Personal information
Nickname(s)Bass
CountryThailand
Born (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 (age 24)
Chonburi, Thailand
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
HandednessRight
Men's and mixed doubles
Highest ranking21 (MD with Kittinupong Kedren 20 July 2017)
1 (XD with Sapsiree Taerattanachai 7 December 2021)[1]
Current ranking1 (XD with Sapsiree Taerattanachai) (15 March 2022)
BWF profile

Dechapol Puavaranukroh (Thai: เดชาพล พัววรานุเคราะห์; born 20 May 1997) is a Thai badminton player.[2] He was a gold medalist at the 2014 BWF World Junior Championships in the boys' doubles event with his partner Kittinupong Kedren.[3] Puavaranukroh claimed doubles titles at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games by winning the gold medal in the men's doubles with Kedren and in the mixed doubles with Sapsiree Taerattanachai.[4] Together with Taerattanachai, he won the silver and gold medals at the BWF World Championships in 2019[5] and 2021 respectively, became the first Thai pair who won the world title.[6][7] The duo made a clean sweep of all three 2020 Asian leg titles in Thailand,[8][9] and all 2021 Bali leg titles and climbed to world number 1 in BWF ranking.[10] Puavaranukroh and Taerattanachai made history as the first ever Thai players to win a title in the year-end Finals tournaments[11] and rank first in the world ranking.[1]

Puavaranukroh at the 2022 German Open
Puavaranukroh at the 2022 German Open

Career

Puavaranukroh and his partner, Taerattanachai, reached their first ever finals at the Superseries event in 2017 Singapore Open.[12]

Puavaranukroh and his partner, Taerattanachai, competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics, but was eliminated in the quarter-finals.[13]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
8–21, 12–21
Silver
[5]
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín,
Huelva, Spain
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
21–13, 21–14
Gold
[14]

Asian Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
18–21, 11–21
Silver
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
21–23, 10–21
Bronze

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Kittinupong Kedren Malaysia Ong Yew Sin
Malaysia Teo Ee Yi
21–19, 20–22, 21–17
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Malaysia Shevon Jemie Lai
21–15, 22–20
Gold

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim,
Alor Setar, Malaysia
Thailand Kittinupong Kedren Japan Masahide Nakata
Japan Katsuki Tamate
21–16, 21–18
Gold

Asian Youth Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Sport Institute Gymnasium,
Nanjing, China
Thailand Puttita Supajirakul Japan Minoru Koga
Japan Akane Yamaguchi
19–21, 21–9, 17–21
Silver

BWF World Tour (11 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[15] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[16]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Thailand Masters Super 300 Thailand Puttita Supajirakul Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
15–21, 21–14, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Thailand Masters Super 300 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
18–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Singapore Open Super 500 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Malaysia Tan Kian Meng
Malaysia Lai Pei Jing
21–14, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Korea Open Super 500 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
21–14, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Macau Open Super 300 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
Chinese Taipei Cheng Chi-ya
21–11, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 All England Open Super 1000 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti
15–21, 21–17, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 (I) Thailand Open Super 1000 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–3, 20–22, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 (II) Thailand Open Super 1000 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai South Korea Seo Seung-jae
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
21–16, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai South Korea Seo Seung-jae
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
21–18, 8–21, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Denmark Open Super 1000 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
18–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Hylo Open Super 500 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti
22–20, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Indonesia Masters Super 750 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Hong Kong Tang Chun Man
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
21–11, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
21–12, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Japan Yuta Watanabe
Japan Arisa Higashino
21–19, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 German Open Super 300 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Ou Xuanyi
China Huang Yaqiong
21–11, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (1 runner-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[17] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[18] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Singapore Open Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
21–19, 16–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 3 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Syed Modi International Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
25–23, 9–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Korea Masters Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Thailand Masters Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai China Zhang Nan
China Li Yinhui
11–21, 22–20, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Swiss Open Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–18, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Smiling Fish International Thailand Kittinupong Kedren Thailand Watchara Buranakuea
Thailand Trawut Potieng
21–12, 18–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Polish Open Thailand Kittinupong Kedren Indonesia Hardianto
Indonesia Kenas Adi Haryanto
5–21, 21–18, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Events 2012 2013 2014
Asian Junior Championships A QF QF
World Junior Championships QF QF B
Team events 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Southeast Asian Games NH B NH A NH
Asia Team Championships RR NH QF NH A NH
Asia Mixed Team Championships NH B NH A NH
Asian Games NH R16 NH
Thomas Cup RR NH RR NH QF NH
Sudirman Cup NH B NH B NH QF

Individual competitions

Junior level

Events 2013
Asian Youth Games 2R
Events 2012 2013 2014
Asian Junior Championships A QF 3R
World Junior Championships 1R 3R G
Events 2012 2013 2014
Asian Junior Championships A QF 3R
Asian Youth Games NH S NH
World Junior Championships 3R QF QF

Senior level

Men's doubles
Events 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Southeast Asian Games A NH G NH A
Asian Championships A 1R QF 1R 1R
Asian Games NH 1R NH
World Championships 2R NH DNQ 1R DNQ
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Thailand Masters NH 2R SF 1R 1R SF ('17)
Swiss Open A 2R 1R A 2R ('16)
German Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R ('16, '18, '19)
All England Open A 1R 1R 1R A 1R ('16, '17, '18)
Malaysia Masters A 2R A QF 2R QF ('18)
New Zealand Open NH A 2R A 2R A 2R ('15, '18)
India Open A 2R A 1R A 2R ('15)
Malaysia Open A 1R QF 1R 1R QF ('17)
Singapore Open A 2R 1R A 1R 2R ('16)
Korea Masters A 2R A 2R ('16)
Thailand Open Q1 2R NH QF 1R 2R A QF ('15)
Canada Open A 1R A 1R ('15)
Korea Open A 1R A 1R QF A QF ('18)
Chinese Taipei Open A 1R A 1R ('13)
Vietnam Open Q1 2R 1R A 2R ('13)
China Open A 1R A 1R ('17)
Japan Open A 2R 1R 1R A 2R ('15)
Syed Modi International A NH A QF 1R A QF ('15)
Denmark Open A 2R 1R A 2R ('16)
French Open A Q1 2R 1R A 2R ('16)
Bitburger Open A QF A QF ('15)
Macau Open A 1R A 1R ('14)
Fuzhou China Open A 2R 1R A 1R A 2R ('15)
Hong Kong Open A 1R 1R 1R A 1R ('16, '17, '18)
Indonesia Masters A 1R A NH A 2R 2R ('19)
Indonesia Open A QF A QF ('17)
Mexico City Grand Prix NH SF NA SF ('15)
U.S. Open Grand Prix NH QF QF NA QF ('14, '15)
Year-end Ranking 247 121 116 31 29 24 38 75 21
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Best
Mixed doubles
Events 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Southeast Asian Games NH G NH A NH
Asian Championships 2R S QF B NH
Asian Games NH QF NH
World Championships NH DNQ 3R S NH G
Olympic Games DNQ NH QF NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
India Open A 1R A w/d NH A 1R ('17)
Syed Modi International A NH A F A NH A F ('16)
German Open A QF A QF QF NH W W ('22)
All England Open A 2R 1R 2R QF F A Q F ('20)
Swiss Open A QF W A NH A W ('17)
Korea Open A w/d SF W NH Q W ('19)
Korea Masters A F A w/d NH Q F ('16)
Thailand Open Q1 A NH A SF SF QF SF W NH W ('20 I, '20 II)
W
Indonesia Masters A NH A 2R 2R W W ('21)
Indonesia Open A 1R 2R 1R NH W W ('21)
Malaysia Open A QF QF QF SF NH SF ('19)
Malaysia Masters A 2R F 2R NH F ('19)
Singapore Open A 1R F SF W NH W ('19)
Chinese Taipei Open A 2R A NH 2R ('13)
Japan Open A QF w/d 1R QF NH QF ('16, '19)
Denmark Open A 2R 1R F 1R A F F ('18, '21)
French Open A 2R QF SF QF NH SF SF ('18, '21)
Hylo Open A W W ('21)
Macau Open A W NH W ('19)
Hong Kong Open A 1R 1R SF QF NH SF ('18)
Australian Open A QF A NH QF ('17)
New Zealand Open NH A SF A NH SF ('18)
China Open A 2R QF SF NH SF ('19)
Fuzhou China Open A 1R A QF QF NH QF ('18, '19)
Superseries /
World Tour Finals
DNQ SF SF W W W ('21, '22)
Mexico City Grand Prix NH 2R NA 2R ('15)
Thailand Masters NH QF F F F w/d NH F ('17, '18, '19)
U.S. Open Grand Prix NH A 2R NA 2R ('15)
Year-end Ranking 620 167 665 148 11 10 5 4 3 1 1
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best

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