Pornpawee Chochuwong: 6 Things About The Thai Badminton Player!

Pornpawee Chochuwong

Pornpawee Chochuwong is a Thai female badminton player who competed in the Junior Badminton World Championships in 2012 and 2013. She won the women’s singles silver medal at the 2015 Asian Youth Badminton Championships and the Badminton World Youth Championships the next year in 2016. Pornpawee won her first World Tour title in Spain Masters 2020 and she even beat Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the finals. Here are more facts about her career. 

Pornpawee Chochuwong: 6 Interesting Career Facts On Thailand’s Badminton Star!

1. Chochuwong was born on January 22, 1998: 

She was born in Rayong, Thailand and is 23 years old today in Dec 2021. As a junior, Chochuwong won AM Gold under the age of 15, AM Silver under the age of 19, and the World Championship Silver at the Youth Age. She learned a little Chinese at school, so she helped herself to choose a Chinese name, Li Meimei.

She was also part of the Thai team that won badminton at the 2017 and 2019 SEA Games. After the competition, Khunying Pattama Leesawattrakul The president of the Badminton Association of Thailand said, “I would like to commend all athletes who play with strong hearts and minds. And all the athletes played brilliantly. until making the team successful again And it is a guarantee that the Thai women’s team is number 1 in ASEAN at this time. 

2. She had one BWF World Tour win in 2020:

At the Vietnam International 2013 she finished second in the women’s singles as well as at the Singapore International 2013.

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and running in 2018, is an elite badminton tournament. which has been approved by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The World Tour is divided into six tiers: Super 1000, BWF Super 100 Tour, Super 500, World Tour Finals, Super 750, and Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour). 

In April 2021, Chochuwong was tenth in the BWF Women’s Doubles Ranking, the best finish of her career. You can see her stats here.

3. Career highlights:

Pornpawee Chochuwong won the 2015 Asian Youth Championship and 2016 World Youth Championship women’s singles runner-up. In international competitions, she has represented Thailand as the main member who won medals in the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup many times. At the same time, she is also the gold medal member of the women’s team competition in the Southeast Asian Games and the third place holder in the women’s singles (2017).

4. Vietnam Badminton International Challenge:

In March 2013, Ponpawe Chochuweng played in the Vietnam Badminton International Challenge. This was her first time participating in an adult-level international event. In the women’s singles final, she lost 0-2 (14-21, 19-21) to Indonesia. Hana Ramandini won the runner-up. 

5. National and international representation: 

In August 2013, Ponpawe Chochuweng played in the Singapore Badminton International Series. In the women’s singles final, she lost 0-2 (12-21, 14-21) to the No. 6 seed and teammate Ravindra and won the runner-up.

In April 2014, Ponpawe Chochuwong represented Thailand in the World Youth Badminton Championships held in Alor Setar, Malaysia, and won third place with the team. In April of the same year, she played in the Leyu Badminton International Series and lost to Japan’s Nagata Rei 0-2 (15-21, 20-22) in the women’s singles semi-finals.

In June 2015, Ponpawe Chochuwong represented Thailand in the Asian Youth Badminton Championships held in her country and won the women’s singles runner-up in the Asian Youth Championship. In September 2015, Ponpawe Chochuwong played in the Kharkov International Badminton Tournament.

In the women’s singles final, she lost to Germany’s Olga Konon 0-2 (16-21, 10-21) and won the runner-up. In September of the same year, she played in the Sydney International Badminton Tournament. In the women’s singles final, she defeated the third seed of the tournament and Turkey’s Ozge Bayrak 2-1 (21-11, 14-21, 21-19). 

Her first international singles championship was in December of the same year. She played in the India Badminton International Challenge and defeated Zheng Qingyi, the top seed of the tournament and the first sister of Malaysia, in the women’s singles final by 2-1 (16-21, 21-11, 21-15). 

6. She also won the second international championship: 

In July 2016, Ponpawe Chochuwong represented Thailand in the Asian Youth Badminton Championships held in Thailand and won third place with the team. In September of the same year, she played in the Indonesian Badminton Masters, losing 1-2 (21-16, 15-21, 15-21) to teammate Busanlan Embulpang in the women’s singles semi-finals. 

In October 2016, Pompawe Chochuweng played in the Chinese Taipei Badminton Masters and lost 0-3 (8-11, 4-11, 5-11) to Japan’s Feng Ayumi in the women’s singles semi-finals for the second consecutive time. The Zhou event missed the finals. In November of the same year, she represented Thailand in the World Youth Badminton Championships in Bilbao, Spain, and won the team third and women’s singles runner-up.

In January 2017, Pompawe Chochuweng played in the Malaysian Badminton Masters and lost 0 to 2 (20-22, 20-22) in the women’s singles final to the top seed Saina Nehwal of India, finishing second. 

In March of the same year, she played in the Vietnam Badminton International Challenge. In the women’s singles final, she defeated the top seed of the tournament, Vietnam’s Wu Shizhuang 2-0 (21-16, 21-17) and won the championship. 

In August of the same year, she represented Thailand in the Southeast Asian Games badminton competition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the first team competition, the Thai women’s team won the gold medal; and the women’s singles semi-finals were 1-2 (9-21, 21-10, 18- 21) but lost to Malaysia’s rising star Goh Jin-gum and won the third place in the women’s singles at the Eastern Games.

In January 2018, Ponpawe Chochuweng played in the Thailand Badminton Masters and lost 0-2 (11-21, 18-21) in the women’s singles final to the top seed of the tournament and senior sister Nichaen Jindapon and she won the runner-up. During the Nanning Sudirman Cup group match against Japan, she narrowly defeated Akane Yamaguchi in three games.

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