Saralee Thungthongkam
สราลีย์ ทุ่งทองคำ
Saralee Thungthongkam 2.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s)Som ส้ม
CountryThailand
Born13 June 1979 (1979-06-13) (age 43)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
RetiredFebruary 2016[1]
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking21 (WD 19 September 2013)
2 (XD 11 August 2011)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Thailand
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Anaheim Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Madrid Mixed doubles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Yiyang Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Uber Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Wuhan Women's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Mixed doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Hyderabad Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Bangkok Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2006 Johor Bahru Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Bangkok Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Chengdu Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Gimcheon Mixed doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Vietnam Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Manila Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Jakarta Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2003 Vietnam Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Manila Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Vientiane Women's team
BWF profile

Captain Saralee Thungthongkam (Thai: สราลีย์ ทุ่งทองคำ ผู้พัน หรือน.อ.ส้ม; RTGSSarali Thungthongkham; born 13 June 1979) is a Thai retired badminton player. She graduated with a master's degree in Communication Arts from Bangkok University.

Career

Thungthongkam made her debut at the Olympics Games in 2000 Sydney. She reached the second round in both the women's and mixed doubles with partners Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn and Khunakorn Sudhisodhi.[2]

Thungthongkam competed in 2004 Athens Olympics in the women's doubles with partner Sathinee Chankrachangwong.[3] They defeated Denyse Julien and Anna Rice of Canada in the first round and Chikako Nakayama and Keiko Yoshimoti of Japan in the second. In the quarter finals, Thungthongkam and Chankrachangwong lost to Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen of China 2–15, 4–15. She also competed in the mixed doubles with partner Sudket Prapakamol. They had a bye in the first run and were defeated by Fredrik Bergström and Johanna Persson of Sweden in the 16th round.[2]

At the 2008 Beijing, she only competed in the mixed doubles, again with Prapakamol. They reached the quarter finals, losing to the Indonesian pair of Nova Widianto and Liliyana Natsir, who went on to win the silver medal.[4]

Thungthongkam made her fourth appearance Olympic Games in 2012 London, where she again reached the quarter finals with Prapakamol. This time they lost to Christinna Pedersen and Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark.[5]

Thungthongkam ended her career in the international tournaments after got injured at the Thailand Masters in February 2016. She spent 19 years at the Thailand national team.[1]

Achievements

World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9–15, 15–3, 10–15
Bronze
Bronze
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad,
Madrid, Spain
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
18–21, 21–17, 23–25
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Thailand Sudket Prapakamol China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
12–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
4–11, 0–11
Silver
Silver
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar Thailand Sudket Prapakamol China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
11–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
1–15, 8–15
Bronze
Bronze
2002 Nimibutr Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
6–11, 2–11
Bronze
Bronze
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
10–15, 7–15
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Nimibutr Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
7–11, 8–11
Silver
Silver
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
10–15, 16–17
Silver
Silver
2005 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium,
Hyderabad, India
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
15–11, 14–17, 15–10
Gold
Gold
2006 Bandaraya Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 23–21, 14–21
Silver
Silver
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium,
Chengdu, China
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
17–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol South Korea Shin Baek-choel
South Korea Jang Ye-na
11–21, 12–21
Bronze
Bronze

Southeast Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Thailand Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn Indonesia Emma Ermawati
Indonesia Indarti Isolina
10–15, 11–15
Bronze
Bronze
2005 PhilSports Arena,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Thailand Satinee Jankrajangwong Indonesia Jo Novita
Indonesia Greysia Polii
8–15, 15–17
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi Malaysia Rosman Razak
Malaysia Norashikin Amin
16–17, 12–15
Bronze
Bronze
2001 Malawati Stadium,
Selangor, Malaysia
Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Emma Ermawati
11–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze
2003 Tan Binh Sport Center,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Anggun Nugroho
Indonesia Eny Widiowati
15–12, 15–7
Gold
Gold
2007 Wongchawalitkul University,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
14–21, 15–21
Silver
Silver
2011 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
7–21, 14–21
Silver
Silver

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[6] 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.[7] 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
2007 Singapore Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
14–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 China Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–15, 18–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 French Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Overzier
21–15, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 World Superseries Finals Thailand Sudket Prapakamol China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 All England Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
13–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 India Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 21–12, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Indonesia Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 17–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

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. The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Hong Kong Open Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong Singapore Liu Zhen
Singapore Xiao Luxi
6–8, 7–3, 7–2, 7–8, 3–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Chinese Taipei Open Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
4–11, 13–12, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Indonesia Open Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
5–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Dutch Open Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong Denmark Ann-Lou Jorgensen
Denmark Rikke Olsen
3–11, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Singapore Open Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
5–15, 15–9, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Thailand Open Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
18–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Thailand Open Thailand Narissapat Lam China Cheng Shu
China Pan Pan
21–15, 10–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Hong Kong Open Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–3, 0–7, 2–7, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Thailand Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
15–8, 12–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Japan Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Vita Marissa
10–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Japan Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
15–13, 14–17, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Singapore Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–10, 7–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Thailand Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
11–21, 21–18, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Thailand Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–11, 17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Malaysia Masters Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Devin Lahardi Fitriawan
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–13, 16–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Dutch Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
17–21, 22–24 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 India Grand Prix Gold Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Debby Susanto
16–21, 21–18, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Swiss Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Thailand Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol China Tao Jiaming
China Tang Jinhua
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dutch Open Thailand Sudket Prapakamol France Ronan Labar
France Emilie Lefel
10–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thailand Satellite Thailand Tesana Panvisvas China Chen Tao
China Liang Liyi
15–3, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

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  3. ^ "BBC Sport: Results – Badminton : doubles". BBC. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
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