On December 7, 2021. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) declared the two Thai players as the world’s top in their respective category, overtaking the Chinese players, Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, who were unable to participate in the recent events from Bali due to travel restrictions in their country.
Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai teamed up in 2015. They have won a wide variety of titles around the world since then. However, this year is particularly special due to the fourth consecutive title in the same season. (Hylo Open in Germany, Indonesian Masters, Indonesian Open, and 2021 World Tour Finals in Bali). To date, they have a surprising streak of 20 consecutive victories.
Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha congratulates the great work of the players and praises the government’s duty in actively helping all country sports federations, from junior levels to professional ranks.
There is still a long way to go for these two super athletes whose main goals are to keep their position in the ranking and obtain a gold medal in the next Olympic games, for which they will have to maintain their concentration and physical condition for the next few years.