Defending champion Kulavut Vitidsarn will spearhead the Thai badminton team into the BWF World Junior Championships due between November 5-18 in Canada.
The 17-year-old who became the first Thai boy to win the singles event in Indonesia last year will lead the 17-member Thai team in the tournament which features the mixed team event due between November 5-10 and the individual event, due between 12-18.
Badminton Association of Thailand president Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul was confident the local youngsters will win at least a medal.
“We have produced impressive results in the World Junior Championships over the past 10 years by winning medals in every edition since 2008. So over the next few weeks the players and the coaching team will have to work hard in order to achieve good results in Canada,” said the badminton chief.
Thailand won one gold and one silver by Phittayapron Chaiwan in girls’ singles from the 2017 episode.
Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul and the players