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Bandid Jaiyen

Bandid Jaiyen is a former badminton player who won numerous Thai national titles and also excelled internationally between the late 1960s and the early 1980s. Thailand's leading singles player for a decade, the diminutive Jaiyen performed exceptionally well in Thomas Cup (men's international team) competition. He played a leading role in Thailand's upset win over Malaysia in Asian zone final of the 1973 Thomas Cup series.[1] Noted for his exquisite strokes and tactical astuteness, he was the only player to win a match against an Indonesian opponent in the 1976 Thomas Cup series, and was one of only two to do so in the 1973 series.[2] Among other international tournaments, Jaiyen won the South East Asian Peninsular singles title in 1975,[3] the Canadian Open singles title in 1976, and the Auckland International singles title in 1977.[4]

References

  1. ^ Jack Van Praag, "National and International News," Badminton USA, May 1973, 10.
  2. ^ Davis, Pat. The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 125, 126.
  3. ^ "Malaysia and Thailand Share Southeast Asian Titles," World Badminton, February 1976, 15.
  4. ^ "World Champions are Defeated in New Zealand," World Badminton, October–November 1977, 10.


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