Ratchanok Intanon play in Malaysia Masters 2018. He is Thai badminton player who became the first Thai to become No.1 in Women’s Singles.
Ratchanok Intanon born 5 February 1995. She is famous for her relax hitting motion. And light footwork which has been described as ‘balletic’ by commentators such as Gillian Clark.
She became world champion in women’s singles in 2013.
#Youngest ever singles champion of BWF World Championships (2013, age of 18 years 6 months and 6 days)
#Youngest ever champion of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, age of 14)
#First ever 3-time champion in a single discipline of the BWF World Junior Championships (2009, 2010, 2011)
#Youngest ever singles finalist of the All England Open Badminton Championships (2013, age of 18)
#First ever singles player to win 3 Superseries titles in 3 consecutive weeks
#First ever Thai badminton player ranked World’s number-1
Personal Life :
Ratchanok was born in Yasothorn province in the Northeast of Thailand. But moved at the age of 3 months with her parents. Who worked at the Banthongyord sweets factory in Bangkhae district of Bangkok.
Though Ratchanok is the daughter of Winutchai Intanon and Kumpan Suvarsara. She also has a brother. She is of Chinese descent. As a child, Ratchanok would play near the cooking furnaces.
Kamala Thongkorn, the owner of the factory, worried that she would be burned by boiling water and hot sugar. So she support Ratchanok in playing badminton at the factory’s badminton courts. She started playing when she was six years old, and won her first championship at the age of seven.
Akane Yamaguchi is a Japanese badminton player who is a singles specialist. She was born 6 June 1997 in Fukui.
Though Yamaguchi is one of the Japanese teenage prodigies whom many people predict to be future elite women’s singles competitors.
In 2016, Yamaguchi won her second Super Series title at the Korea Open, beating Sung Ji Hyun, the 5th seed.
Also Ratchanok Intanon beats Yamaguchi Akane 2-1 at Malaysia Masters 2018.
Malaysia Masters 2018 Badminton Highlights Video