Ardy Wiranata

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Ardy B. Wiranata
Personal information
Birth name Ardy Bernardus Wiranata
Country  Indonesia
Born (1970-02-10) February 10, 1970 (age 45)
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1
BWF profile

Ardy Bernardus Wiranata (born February 10, 1970) is an Indonesian badminton player who rated among the top singles players in the world (several of whom were fellow Indonesians) during most of the 1990s. Quick, supple, and powerful, he won numerous international events and arguably had the best overall record of any player in the first half of the decade.

Wiranata earned the silver medal in singles at the 1992 Summer Olympics, losing the final to fellow countryman Alan Budikusuma. He also won the silver medal at the 1989 IBF World Championships, and bronze medals at this competition in 1991 and 1993. His first-place finishes included the prestigious All-England men's singles in 1991, three Japan Opens, and six Indonesian Open singles championships between 1990 and 1997, where he dominated his teammates.[1] Wiranata also won the Malaysia (1993), Singapore (1994), Korea(1994), Swedish (1997), and U.S. (2000) Opens, as well as the Badminton World Cup (1991) and the World Badminton Grand Prix Final (1994). He clinched the decisive third point for Indonesia against Malaysia in the final of the 1994 Thomas Cup (men's world team championship) in Jakarta.



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