Jongkolphan, Rawinda triumph
published : 8 Aug 2022 at 04:30
newspaper section: Sports
Women's doubles stars Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai claimed their third national title after winning the Thailand National Badminton Championships 2022 at Central Chaengwattana in Nonthaburi on Sunday.
The top-seeded duo, who won the tournament in 2015 and 2018, defeated second seeds Nuntakarn Aimsaard and Benyapa Aimsaard, the 2020 champions, 21-12, 21-8 in 38 minutes.
Jongkolphan and Rawinda took home the 120,000 baht winners' cheque while the runners-up pair got 60,000 baht.
Two-time winner and fourth seed Sitthikom Thammasin also claimed his third men's singles crown with a 21-6, 21-13 victory over third seed Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul.
Second seed Supanida Katethong won the women's singles title after she beat Pitchamon Opatniput 21-13 ,17-21, 23-21 in 71 minutes.
The singles winners received 100,000 baht each while runner-ups got 50,000 baht each.
The men's doubles title went to Pharanyu Kaosamaang and Worapol Thongsanga who beat Thanawin Madee and Pongsakorn Thongkham 23-21, 21-10 in 44 minutes.
Pharanyu Kaosamaang and Worapol got 120,000 baht while Thanawin and Pongsakorn got 60,000 baht.
Mixed doubles pair Pakkapon Teeraratsakul and Phataimas Muenwong captured the title after they beat Watchara Buranakuea and Kittipak Dubtuk 21-19, 21-7 in 33 minutes.
The top Thai shuttlers will take part in two major tournaments later this month, including the BWF World Championships in Tokyo between Aug 22-28 and the Japan Open in Osaka between Aug 30-Sep 4.