2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

women's singles, women's team competition

Ratchanok Intanon

Date of birth

1995-02-05

Birthplace

Yasothon

Height

167 cm

Weight

55.0 kg

World Championships (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • Singles: 1st (2013)

Asian Games (1 medal: 1 silver)

  • Team: 2nd (2010)

Asian Championships (2 medals: 1 gold, 1 bronze)

  • Singles: 1st (2015)
  • Team: 3rd (2016)

The world number 1 with her eyes on the top prize

2013 badminton world champion Ratchanok Intanon heads to Rio hoping to become the first Thai woman to win an Olympic gold medal outside of weightlifting.

The 21-year-old, who began playing at the age of 6, has always made her sporting ambitions clear: "To win an Olympic gold medal and to be number 1 in the world." She is already halfway there, having topped the women's singles rankings for the first time in April 2016.

Intanon has been on phenomenal form on the road to Rio, with a win on home soil at the Thailand Masters, followed by successive world superseries titles in India, Malaysia and Singapore.

Badminton's rising star, who reached the quarter-finals in London 2012 as a 17-year-old, is now hoping to make history in Brazil.

Results

Women's Singles, Group Stage, Group L, Intanon v Tolmoff

1Women's Singles, Group Stage, Group L, Intanon v Tolmoff2 (21-14 21-13)
1Women's Singles, Group Stage, Group L, Intanon v Yip P Y2 (21-18 21-12)
2Women's Singles, Last 16, Yamaguchi v Intanon0 (19-21 16-21)

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2