Maryland Junior Open Triple Crown Winners

May 27, 2010, 12:32 p.m. (ET)

Sam  Triple Crown


Sam Phimphachanh, aged 11, whose uncle is Bob Malaythong, won the Triple Crown in U13 at the Maryland Junior Open this year.

Sam lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and he started to play badminton when he was 7.  His first coach was his dad who also plays a very important role in Bob’s badminton career.   Sam continues to show his passion and enthusiasm towards badminton.  His talent and potential give him an opportunity to join Badminton4US badminton club for more exploration 2 years ago. 

After several observations, Sam was then introduced to take more intensive programs as to cope with the upcoming juniors’ tournaments this year.  In April this year, he won the Triple Crown in U13 at the MDJO.  

Sam will continue to train hard and hopefully he will be ready to attend junior nationals next year.

Contributed by Sam's Coach Desmond Wong