Bambang Suprianto

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Bambang Suprianto
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1969-02-20) February 20, 1969 (age 45)
Solo, Central Java
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Handedness Right
Men's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

Bambang Suprianto (born February 20, 1969 in Solo, Central Java) is a retired male badminton player from Indonesia.

Career[edit]

A durable all around player who won singles at the Singapore Open in 1991, Suprianto's greatest success came in doubles events. In the mid-1990s he and fellow countryman Rudy Gunawan formed one of the world's leading men's doubles teams. They won several top tier international titles, including the 1994 All-England Championship, but could not quite keep pace with countrymen Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja who became the decade's most successful pair. Suprianto was a member of Indonesia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1994 and 1996, winning his doubles match against Malaysia and Denmark respectively in the championship round of each event.

After Rudy Gunawan's retirement, Suprianto focused on mixed doubles and continued his high level of play by winning international titles with a variety of partners. He and Resiana Zelin narrowly missed a medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Late in his international career, Suprianto teamed with another male mixed doubles specialist, Tri Kusharjanto to gain a very unexpected men's doubles victory at the 2001 Asian Badminton Championships over the reigning Olympic champions Tony Gunawan and Candra Wijaya in the final.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
Asian Championships
1 Mixed doubles (with Minarti Timur) 2000 Jakarta, INA
1 Men's doubles (with Trikus Heryanto) 2001 Jakarta, INA
2 Mixed doubles (with Minarti Timur)
3 Mixed doubles (with Resiana Zelin) 1998 Bangkok, THA
3 Mixed doubles (with Minarti Timur) 1999 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Open Championships
1 Men's singles 1991, 2000 Singapore Open
Mixed doubles 1997
1 Men's doubles 1993 World Grand Prix final
1 Men's doubles 1993 Thailand Open
1 Men's doubles 1993 China Open
1 Men's doubles 1994 Chinese Taipei Open
1 Men's doubles 1994 All-England Championships
1 Men's doubles 1995 U.S. Open
1 Men's doubles 1995 Indonesia Open
Mixed doubles 2002
1 Mixed doubles 2001 Japan Open
1 Mixed doubles 2001 Malaysia Open

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