Dechapol, Sapsiree crowned badminton champions at Thailand Open

Dechapol, Sapsiree crowned badminton champions at Thailand Open

Dechapol Puavaranukroh (right) and Sapsiree Taerattanachai celebrate after winning the Toyota Thailand Open final on Sunday. (Badminton Association of Thailand photo)
Dechapol Puavaranukroh (right) and Sapsiree Taerattanachai celebrate after winning the Toyota Thailand Open final on Sunday. (Badminton Association of Thailand photo)

Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai beat Seo Seung-Jae and Chae Yu-Jung to win the mixed doubles badminton title at the Toyota Thailand Open on Sunday.

The top seeds needed 46 minutes to defeat the fourth-seeded South Koreans 21-16, 22-20 in the final at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani.

After taking the first set, Dechapol and Sapsiree were given a scare as the South Koreans kept the second set in a tight contest. The score was 20-20 before the Thais snatched the last two points to secure their historic win.

The victory made Thai duo back-to-back champions for the first time. They won the Yonex Thailand Open at the same venue on Jan 17 -- their first victory in the World Tour Super 1000 mixed doubles titles.

The triumphant shuttlers received another US$74,000 (2.2 million baht) for the win on Sunday, after bagging the same amount a week ago.

Their next target is the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals starting on Wednesday.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (1)

More than 500 Ukrainian localities without power: ministry

KYIV, Ukraine: More than 500 Ukrainian localities remained without power Sunday following weeks of Russian airstrikes on the electric grid, an interior ministry official said.

4 Dec 2022

'Sun torture' probe plea

Army should back off from investigation after dozen recruits wound up in hospital under hours-long exposure to blazing sun, human rights advocate says.

4 Dec 2022

Protest-hit Iran abolishes morality police

TEHRAN: Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country's strict female dress code, local media said Sunday.

4 Dec 2022