Badminton News: Dechapol Puavaranukroh-The Birth of a Reliable Badminton from Thailand

Badminton News The Birth of a reliable badminton player from Thailand, Dechapol Puavaranukroh. Born on May 20, 1997, Dechapol Puavaranukroh, commonly known as Bass. He is a Thai badminton player. He is included in the mixed doubles category. Dechapol Puavaranukroh made his debut in 2013. At that time, he successfully won a silver medal at the Asian Youth Games while playing in mixed doubles.

Just a year later, after winning the gold medal for men’s doubles. Achieved during the BWF World Junior Championships, Dechapol also won a bronze medal for the mixed team. In 2014, he became a gold medalist at the BWF World Junior Championships in the men’s doubles competition.  He won with his partner, Kittinupong Kedren. Then in 2017, he also won the doubles title at the 2017 SEA Games. He won gold medals in men’s doubles with Kedren and mixed doubles with Sapsiree Taerattanachai. In addition, he also won a bronze medal for the men’s team in the same event.

Solid Track Record

Dechapol also won a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Mixed Team Championships. Together with Sapsiree Taerattanachai, he won a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. The year 2021 was a resounding achievement for Thailand’s top mixed doubles pair, Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai. Throughout 2021, Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai set a fantastic record by reaching nine badminton tournament finals, with seven titles in hand.

With its achievements throughout 2021, Dechapol/Sapsiree also managed to rank number one in the world. The last title that the Dechapol/Sapsiree pair succeeded in was the 2021 mixed doubles world title. Dechapol/Sapsiree was officially crowned the world’s number one mixed doubles pair on December 7, 2021, with 115,400 points. Then, the Dechapol/Sapsiree pair closed the end of the year on a sweet note bearing the world title.

A strong 33-match winning streak of the Thai pair successfully ranks 9th, and two Chinese national team pairs are on the list. Dechapol/Sapsiree’s record has been achieved since winning the World Tour championship at last year’s Hylo Open. They won 4 championships in a row at the Thailand Open, Indonesia Masters, Indonesia Open, and BWF World Tour Finals.

World Doubles Match Record

Ranking Dechapol/Sapsiree surpassed Huang Yaqiong/Zheng Siwei and took the world’s top spot in mixed doubles with 112,456 points. South Korean Olympic champions Kim Dong-moon/Luo Kyung-min topped the list with 71 consecutive wins. While the second and third are recorded by the current Secretary General of the BWF. Thomas Lund/Penile and Ma Lin/Thomson with 55 and 51 wins, respectively.

After the 1996 Olympics, mixed doubles pair Park Jo-bong, a doubles player, and Ji Yong-ah, a women’s player, announced they were retiring one after another. At that time, Kim Dong-moon and Luo Jingmin, who were in their early 20s, formed a new mixed doubles combination that gradually became the world’s No. 1 mixed doubles at that time.

The two set a brilliant winning record of 14 consecutive championships, major and minor, and won almost every title except the Olympics.  Kim Dong-moon is the only badminton player in Korea to win the men’s doubles and mixed doubles Olympics. He became an Olympic champion at the age of 20.

He is a once-in-a-lifetime great talent in the Korean badminton world. From the 1990s to the early 21st century, he made South Korea a badminton powerhouse with Park Joo-bong, Na Kyung-min and others.

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