Kunlavut Vitidsarn
2018-10-12 Badminton Mixed International Team Final match 5 at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics by Sandro Halank–002.jpg
Personal information
CountryThailand
Born (2001-05-11) 11 May 2001 (age 21)
Chonburi, Thailand
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career record239 wins, 66 losses
Highest ranking18 (7 December 2021)
Current ranking18 (17 May 2022)
BWF profile

Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thai: กุลวุฒิ วิทิตศานต์; simply known as View (Thai: วิว); born 11 May 2001) is a Thai badminton player.[1] He was three-times World Junior champion, winning in 2017, 2018 and 2019.[2][3][4] Vitidsarn became the first men's singles player to win three World Junior Championships title, joining Ratchanok Intanon and Chen Qingchen as a three-time winner of the World Junior title in the same discipline.[5] He claimed the gold medal at the Asian Junior Championships in 2019, where he previously won a silver in 2018 and bronze in 2017.[6] Vitidsarn participated at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, and was part of the team Omega took the silver medal in the mixed team event.[7] He was named the 2020/2021 Eddy Choong Most Promising Player.[8]

Achievements

Southeast Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2021 Bac Giang Gymnasium, Bắc Giang, Vietnam Singapore Loh Kean Yew 21–13, 21–13
Gold
Gold

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Among Rogo Sports Hall, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Leong Jun Hao 17–21, 21–15, 21–9
Gold
Gold
2018 Markham Pan Am Centre, Markham, Canada Japan Kodai Naraoka 21–9, 21–11
Gold
Gold
2019 Kazan Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia France Christo Popov 21–8, 21–11
Gold
Gold

Asian Junior Championships

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Jaya Raya Sports Hall Training Center, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Leong Jun Hao 21–19, 14–21, 21–23
Bronze
Bronze
2018 Jaya Raya Sports Hall Training Center, Jakarta, Indonesia India Lakshya Sen 19–21, 18–21
Silver
Silver
2019 Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre, Suzhou, China China Liu Liang 21–14, 21–13
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (1 title, 3 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[9] 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.[10]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 Denmark Viktor Axelsen 16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Swiss Open Super 300 Denmark Viktor Axelsen 16–21, 6–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Denmark Viktor Axelsen 12–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 German Open Super 300 India Lakshya Sen 21–18, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 2 runners-up)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2018 India International India Lakshya Sen 15–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Nepal International Malaysia Soo Teck Zhi 20–22, 22–20, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Iran Fajr International China Li Shifeng 21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Polish Open India Lakshya Sen 21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Finnish Open Chinese Taipei Lin Chun-yi 21–16, 18–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Spanish International England Toby Penty 21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Mongolia International Japan Kodai Naraoka 21–9, 17–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

BWF Junior International (11 titles, 2 runners-up)

Boys' singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Banthongyord Junior International Malaysia Fong Hau Sim 21–14, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Jaya Raya Junior International Indonesia Ikhsan Rumbay 21–17, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 India Junior International India B. M. Rahul Bharadwaj 21–16, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Singapore Youth International Singapore Joel Koh 21–13, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dutch Junior International China Li Shifeng 21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 German Junior International China Li Shifeng 21–15, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Jaya Raya Junior International Indonesia Ikhsan Rumbay 21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Banthongyord Junior International Singapore Jason Teh 21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Banthongyord Junior International Indonesia Bobby Setiabudi 21–16, 26–24 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Boys' doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 White Nights Junior International Thailand Pacharapol Nipornram Russia Rodion Alimov
Russia Pavel Kotsarenko
21–14, 21–23, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 India Junior International Thailand Pacharapol Nipornram Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto
Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy
9–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Banthongyord Junior International Thailand Phittayaporn Chaiwan Japan Hiroki Midorikawa
Japan Natsu Saito
23–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Banthongyord Junior International Thailand Phittayaporn Chaiwan China Di Zijian
China Li Yijing
21–11, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Junior International Grand Prix tournament
  BWF Junior International Challenge tournament
  BWF Junior International Series tournament
  BWF Junior Future Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi finalists, and Olympic quarter finalists. Accurate as of 15 March 2022.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Players: Kunlavut Vitidsarn". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ Amsa-ngiam, Lerpong (22 October 2017). "Teen makes badminton history". The Nation. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ Hearn, Don (19 November 2018). "WWorld Juniors 2018 – Goh and Vitidsarn each win a second!". Badzine. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Kunlavut reaches historic milestone". Bangkok Post. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  5. ^ Morgan, Liam (13 October 2019). "Vitidsarn ready for step up to senior level after victory at BWF World Junior Championships". Inside the Games. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Kunlavut finally wins the elusive Badminton Asia junior title". Badminton Asia. 28 July 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Participants: Vitidsarn Kunlavut". Buenos Aires 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  8. ^ "BWF Player of the Year Award Winners 2020/2021". Badminton World Federation. 3 December 2021. Archived from the original on 5 December 2021. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  9. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Kunlavut Vitidsarn Profile – Head To Head". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 16 March 2022.