Bangkok Diaries: Day 6

The players have made it to day six and we’re now two sleeps away from the start of the YONEX Thailand Open and for all the players, the countdown is on. Australia’s women’s doubles player Gronya Somerville took over the BWF Instagram page today and we also take a look at what the players got up to in the latest edition of the Bangkok Diaries.

Gronya walked us through a day in the life of an athlete inside the badminton bubble in Bangkok, Thailand, today through a series of stories and posts on our BWF Instagram page. Here’s a peek in case you missed it.

The day ahead for Gronya:

The Aussie battles it out with a curtain, but who won?

Breakfast is served with some Australianness. Vegemite.

20 minutes of yoga to start the day.

It’s laundry time for Gronya.

Gronya heading to the practice hall today.

Gronya documents the cleaning that takes place between each teams practice sessions.

Gym time.

Practice makes perfect

Some of the players got the opportunity to practice in the main hall of the Impact Arena today, like Danish delight Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus.

A helping hand

Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt found the time to help England’s Lauren Smith with a little favour. Setting up a knitting club.

In-room fitness

When not enquiring about knitting, Lauren Smith gets busy with some in-room fitness training

Mixed doubles partner, Marcus Ellis is inspired by Smith’s foam rolling post.


No pandemic is too big to stop Chou Tien Chen‘s and Wang Tzu Wei‘s bromance. Take a look at the #throwback post the two shared today.

And finally…’s El Pigeons

The ‘El Pigeons’ saga continues with the absence of the all-star cast of the pigeons today by director, Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. Tune in tomorrow when Rasmussen hopes his main stars show up for filming and how this all began. We’d like to know too.

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