Thinaah Muralitharan
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (1998-01-03) 3 January 1998 (age 24)
Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Years active2013–present
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking10 (WD with Pearly Tan 17 May 2022)
282 (XD with Tee Kai Wun 3 March 2020)
Current ranking11 (WD with Pearly Tan 12 July 2022)
BWF profile

Thinaah Muralitharan (born 3 January 1998) is a Malaysian badminton player who entered the national team in 2013.[1]

Personal life

She is the second child of S. Muralitharan, an engineer and Dr. Parimala Devi, a medical doctor.[2][3] She has an older brother and a younger sister, Selinaah Muralitharan, who is a former Selangor state shuttler.[2] She is fluent in four languages - Tamil, Bahasa Melayu, English and Mandarin, which she picked up from her friends when she was studying at the Bukit Jalil Sports School.[4][5]

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

The six medallists in the women's badminton doubles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Left to right: Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith (England), Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia), Treesa Jolly and Gayathri Gopichand (India).
The six medallists in the women's badminton doubles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Left to right: Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith (England), Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia), Treesa Jolly and Gayathri Gopichand (India).

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England Malaysia Pearly Tan England Chloe Birch
England Lauren Smith
21–5, 21–8
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (1 title)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] 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.[7]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 Swiss Open Super 300 Malaysia Pearly Tan Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2018 Iran Fajr International Malaysia Lee Ying Ying 11–8, 11–6, 9–11, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dutch International Denmark Julie Dawall Jakobsen 21–17, 15–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia International Malaysia Payee Lim Peiy Yee Chinese Taipei Cheng Yu-chieh
Chinese Taipei Chung Kan-yu
21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Malaysia International Malaysia Pearly Tan Indonesia Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma
Indonesia Ribka Sugiarto
21–16, 11–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Sydney International Malaysia Pearly Tan Chinese Taipei Cheng Yu-chieh
Chinese Taipei Tseng Yu-chi
17–21, 21–17, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 India International Malaysia Pearly Tan Malaysia Teoh Mei Xing
Malaysia Yap Ling
21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Bangladesh International Malaysia Pearly Tan India K. Maneesha
India Rutaparna Panda
22–20, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Thinaah Muralitharan". Badminton Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal (29 November 2020). "Former shuttler gets into the Asia Book of Records for the longest love poem!". New Straits Times. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Thinaah harap Deepavali bawa tuah". Stadium Astro. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  4. ^ Fabian Peter (7 May 2020). "Rising badminton stars good in 4 languages". New Straits Times. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  5. ^ Nicolas Anil (5 June 2021). "Thinaah credits partnership success with Pearly to multilingual skill". Stadium Astro. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.