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Mesinee "May" Mangkalakiri

Badminton

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Events:                         Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Height:                         5'7"

Birthdate:                     1983

Birthplace:                   Los Alamitos, Calif.

Hometown:                   Garden Grove, Calif.

Current Residence:       Garden Grove, Calif.

Coaches:                      Zi Min Cai, Tony and Eti Gunawan

Racket:                         Yonex - Armortec 800 Defense

Dominant Hand:           Right

 

May Mangkalakiri qualified for the 2008 Bejing games in Women's Doubles with Eva Lee...Is the daughter of Anukoon and Siriporn "Tim" Mangkalakiri...Has one brother, Nukoon "Nicky" Mangkalakiri...Began playing badminton when a close family friend opened a badminton facility in 1996 and invited her to play...She fell in love with the sport the first time she played it...Was named the United States Olympic Committee's Female Badminton Athlete of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2005...Earned a Bachelor of Arts Degreee in Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine in June 2006...Graduated from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, Calif. In 2001...Works as a part-time badminton coach at the Orange County Badminton Club in Orange, Calif...Her hobbies include listening to music, playing the piano, watching movies and going to Disneyland with friends...She says the job she is most proud of doing is passing on what she has learned in badminton to the many kids in the U.S. Badminton Development Foundation/Orange County Badminton Club youth badminton group program.

 

 

Competition Record:

 

2007 Results:

Irish International Championships, Women's Doubles (Eva Lee), Silver

Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Women's Doubles (Eva Lee), Gold

Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mixed Doubles (Bob Malaythong), Bronze

Sudriman Cup in Scotland - U.S. Team Member

Pan American Badminton Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Women's Doubles (Eva Lee), Silver Medal

Pan American Badminton Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Team Event, Silver Medal

U.S. Adult National Championships, Women's Doubles (Eva Lee), Runner-up

U.S. Adult National Championships, Mixed Doubles (Bob Malaythong), Runner-up

 

2006 Results:

Canadian International, Women's Doubles Champion

Canadian International, Mixed Doubles, semi-finalist

Boston Open, Women's Doubles Champion

U.S. Adult National Championships, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles Runner Up 

World Championships, Qualified in Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Uber Cup Final team member in Sendai, Japan

 

2005 Results:

World Championships, Participant

OCBC/Yonex International, Mixed Doubles Champion

World Championships, Qualified in Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles

US Adult National Championships, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion

Region 5 SCBA Classic, Orange, CA, Mixed Doubles quarter finalist

Pan Am Team Championships, Barbados, Silver Medalist in team event

Sudirman Cup team member in Beijing, China                

 

2004 Results:

US Adult National Championships, Mixed Doubles Runner Up

Region 4 Classic, Spokane, WA, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion

 

2003 Results:

Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Mixed Doubles (Raju Rai), Bronze Medal

U.S. Team Member - Sudriman Cup

Thailand Open (1* $30,000), Women's Doubles, Round of 16

Indiana Classic, Mixed Doubles Champion

Indiana Classic, Women's Doubles Finalist

Mid Atlantic Classic, Women's Doubles Champion

U.S. Adult National Championships, Women's Finalist

U.S. Adult National Championships, Mixed Doubles Finalist

 

2002 Results:

U.S. Team Member - Uber Cup

SCBA Classic, Mixed Doubles Champion

Pan Am Southern Classic, Mixed Doubles Champion

Puerto Rico Open (1* $30,000), Mixed Doubles Champion

U.S. Open (1* $30,000), Women's Doubles Quarter-finalist

Taipei Open (5* $180,000), Women's Doubles, Round of 16

Malaysia Open (4* $120,000), Women's Doubles, Round of 16

U.S. Adult National Championships, Mixed Doubles Finalist

Peru International, Women's Doubles Semi-finalist

Dutch International, Women's Doubles Quarter-finalist

                       

2001 Results:

IBF # 58 Women's Singles

U.S. Team Member - Uber Cup

Brazil International, Women's Singles Finalist

Italy International, Women's Singles Semi-finalist

Puerto Rico Open, Women's Doubles Semi-finalist

Pan Am Southern Classic, Women's Doubles Champion

Pan Am Southern Classic, Mixed Doubles Champion