Thai badminton star swaps London for Pattaya

Friday, 17 August 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 33 By  Teerarak Suthathiwong

Thailand’s Olympic badminton star Ratchanok ‘May’ Inthanon dropped in at the CAT Sports Club on 3rd Road in Pattaya last weekend whilst on vacation at the seaside resort city with a group of family and friends.

The 17-year old Thai starlet is the most successful junior badminton player in history after winning the world junior title in three consecutive years from 2009-11, and was also a member of the successful Thailand national team at last year’s SEA Games.

In London, Ratchanok lost out at the quarter-final stage of the singles competition in a closely fought contest to world number the 2 player Wang Xin from China, who used her greater experience to come from a set down to beat the Thai youngster 2-1.  Still, time is on the side of Ratchanok in her quest and desire to one day win an Olympic gold medal for the Kingdom.

Ratchanok ‘May’ Inthanon, right, helps coach youngsters at the CAT Sports Club in Pattaya, Saturday, August 11. Ratchanok ‘May’ Inthanon, right, helps coach youngsters at the CAT Sports Club in Pattaya, Saturday, August 11.

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