Thailand has not fared well in the world of sports lately, with few exceptions. The nation crashed out of the football World Cup qualifiers resulting in the coach resigning and now all representatives from Thailand have exited the Malaysian Open Super Series.

Even defending champion Ratchanok Intanon was eliminated at the quarter final stage of the badminton competition on Friday 7th of April.

The Thai badminton expert, known as May, lost to world number three, Carolina Marin from Spain. This was her second defeat in a week after being knocked out of the Indian Open, also in the quarter finals.

May, who missed her home event, The Thai Masters due to a knee injury earlier this year can make amends by defending her Singapore title next week.

The Thai superstar has amassed fourteen major titles since 2009 and was ranked number one in the world in 2016. However the 22-year-old has slipped to world number five this year.

Let’s hope the youngster finds her form soon.


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