Candra Wijaya

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Candra Wijaya
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1975-09-16) September 16, 1975 (age 38)
Cirebon
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's doubles
BWF profile

Candra Wijaya (Chinese: 陳甲亮, born in Cirebon, West Java, 16 September 1975) is a male Chinese Indonesian badminton player.

Career[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's badminton
Gold 2000 Sydney Doubles

Wijaya is a doubles specialist. He has been rated among the best men's doubles players in the world for over a decade. Noted for his ability in all phases of the doubles game, he has reached the final of the BWF World Championships three times with countryman Sigit Budiarto. They won the 1997 edition in Glasgow, Scotland and finished second in 2003 and 2005. With Tony Gunawan he captured the men's doubles gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Though Budiarto has been his most frequent partner, Wijaya has won top tier men's doubles events (and a mixed doubles event or two) with a variety of players, recently renewing an earlier partnership with Gunawan. Wijaya was a member of the world champion Indonesia Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1998, 2000, and 2002.

In 2007 he joined the Japanese club owned by Tonami.[1]

Personal life[edit]

When he was young, he joined the Jaya Raya Jakarta badminton club. His parent's names are Hendra Wijaya (father) and Indranita (mother). His hobby is listening music. Normally people called him Candra.

Participation at Indonesian Team[edit]

  • 6 times at Sudirman Cup (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
  • 6 times at Thomas Cup (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
Summer Olympics
1 Men's doubles 2000 Sydney, AUS
World Championships
1 Men's doubles 1997 Glasgow, SCO
2 Men's doubles 2003 Birmingham, ENG
2 Men's doubles 2005 Anaheim, USA
Asian Championships
1 Men's doubles 1996 Surabaya, INA
2 Men's doubles 2001 Manila, PHI
2 Men's doubles 2004 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
World Grand Prix
1 Men's doubles 1997, 2000, 2001, 2006 Indonesia Open
1 Men's doubles 1997, 1998, 2005 Singapore Open
1 Men's doubles 1997, 1999, 2000 World Grand Prix finals
1 Men's doubles 1999, 2003 All England Open
1 Men's doubles 2001, 2005 Malaysia Open
1 Men's doubles 2005 Swiss Open
1 Men's doubles 2006 Korea Open
1 Men's doubles 2007 Japan Open
2 Men's doubles 1998, 2001 All England Open
2 Men's doubles 2007 Malaysia Open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Candra Wijaya joins Japanese club, BadZine.info, 24 April 2007

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