BANGKOK, Thailand: Boonsak Ponsana made it two upset wins in a row over world No. 2 Chen Hong of China, giving Thailand the men's singles badminton gold medal Wednesday at the World University Games.
Boonsak, a 25-year-old law student ranked ninth in the world, led Thailand to the team title last weekend with a win over Chen, avenging a loss to the Chinese player in the recent Thailand Open final.
The Thai player did it again Wednesday, beating Chen 17-21, 21-15, 21-17.
Wang Yihan of China beat Taiwan's Cheng Shao-chieh 21-12, 21-17 in the women's final.
In the first of 12 diving finals to be held over the next four days, Noemi Batki of Italy and Maria Voloshchenko of the Ukraine shared gold when they each finished with 280.65 points.