Thailand Masters 2024: China Triumphs as Most Successful Team

Trang Napie

Sat Feb 03 2024

Thailand Masters
standout performances

The Thailand Masters 2024 has concluded, and it was yet another thrilling tournament for badminton fans worldwide. With various statistics and records being set, the competition showcased the prowess of players from different countries. Among them, China emerged as the most successful team in the tournament, securing a total of 8 titles. Let's delve into the details of this exciting event and the standout performances.

China proved their dominance at the Thailand Masters, clinching 8 championships and establishing themselves as the superior team. Alongside the hosts, Thailand, China also had the highest number of representatives in the finals, with an impressive tally of 14.

The Thailand Masters witnessed three finals contested by players from the same country. These finals involved China and Thailand, adding an extra level of excitement to the tournament. In 2023, the women's singles and in 2016, the women's doubles were all-China affairs, showcasing the incredible talent from these two badminton powerhouses.

Among the top-seeded players, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand emerged victorious in the women's singles in 2016. In the women's doubles, Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai, also from Thailand, claimed the championship in 2018. Their performances as number one seeds were outstanding and secured them their respective titles.

Repeat Champions and Returning Players:

Lin Chun Yi, Daniel Marthin, Leo Rolly Carnando, Benyapa Aimsaard, Nuntakarn Aimsaard, Loh Kean Yew, Angus Ng Ka Long, Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Ong Yew Sin, Teo Ee Yi, Marcus Ellis, Lauren Smith, Chan Peng Soon, and Sapsiree Taerattanachai were among the returning champions, all vying for the title once again. Their participation added further intrigue to the Thailand Masters, as fans eagerly watched to see if they could regain their previous glory.

Taerattanachai's Success and Record:

Sapsiree Taerattanachai, formerly partnered with Puttita Supajirakul (now retired), achieved her sole success at the Thailand Masters in the women's doubles in 2019. Additionally, Taerattanachai holds the record for the most appearances in the finals, having reached the coveted stage four times.

Angus Ng Ka Long's Pursuit:

Seed number 8 in the men's singles, Angus Ng Ka Long, aims to become the second player after Dechapol Puavaranukroh (2017-2019) to vie for the championship in three consecutive Thailand Masters tournaments. All eyes were on Ng Ka Long as he looked to make his mark once again in this prestigious event.

Fresh off their consecutive wins at the Indonesia Masters, Daniel Marthin and Leo Rolly Carnando are on the cusp of becoming the first men's doubles pair to accomplish this remarkable feat in the Thailand Masters. Their recent success adds to the anticipation surrounding their performance in this tournament.

Loh Kean Yew's Remarkable Journey:

Loh Kean Yew remains the sole player to have snatched the Thailand Masters crown from the qualifying rounds. The Singaporean athlete defeated China's Lin Dan, the number one seed, in the thrilling 2019 final. The attention was on Yew once again as he sought to showcase his exceptional skills in this year's edition.

The Thailand Masters 2024 was filled with remarkable achievements, intense battles, and standout performances from badminton players from around the world. China emerged as the most successful team, securing eight titles, while athletes such as Taerattanachai, Ng Ka Long, and Loh Kean Yew showcased their exceptional talent and determination. As the tournament came to a close, fans were left eagerly anticipating the next chapter of badminton greatness.