If you look at the final list of Blibli.com Badminton Asia Junior U17 & U15 Championships 2015 on October, you were not wrong. There is a name that appearing three times, Kunlavut Vitidsarn.
In the U15 men's single, he plays against Kodai Naroka of Japan, a rematch from the final games last year. He also later recorded will compete in the men's doubles in the fourth party. Along with his partner, Setthanan Piyawatcharavijit, Vitidsarn play men's doubles final of U15 against Dwiki Rafian Restu / Bernard Bagas Kusuma of Indonesia. His name also reappeared in another final, with a note after Vitidsarn rest for 1 hour.
Yes, he will also play in the mixed doubles final paired with Chaiwan Pattarasuda and will compete for the title against his partner in the men's doubles, Piyawatcharavijit who paired with Benyapa Setthanan Aimsaard.
Kunlavut is the son of Thailand badminton player, Natthawat Vitidsarn. He claimed to have started playing badminton since the age of seven. Since the beginning of his badminton playing, Vitidsarn are the part of Bhantongyord Badminton Club, the same club that found Ratchanok Inthanon.
"I started because my father also plays badminton. That is why i want to be a badminton player too," he said.
Vitidsarn was born in Bangkok May 11, 2001. He admitted to admire Lee Chong Wei. "I like Lee because Lee is a player who has a high discipline, achived so many tournament tittles," he said. At the age of just turned 14 years old, we can see that he is one of a player that so eager to achieve everything he could.
He claimed to play singles or doubles are equally enjoyable. "Single or double are the same, I want to defend the title," he added.
In 2014 Vitidsarn successfully brought home two titles. In the men's singles Kunlavut successfully silenced Kodai Naraoka with 9-21, 21-17 and 21-18. While in the mixed doubles, along Kunlavut Chaiwan succeeded in silencing Park Hee-Young / Kim Hyang-Im of Korea with 21-18 and 21-18. And this year he also succeded to brought two tittle home. He claimed the throne from boys double and mixed double, but failed to defending his tittle on boys single after he lost to Naraoka.
In order to came to Indonesia, the first child of two brothers said he was happy to be back to Indonesia. "I am pleased to Indonesia, I really like the food here especially the fried rice. Very good," he recalled.