Ricky Subagja

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Ricky Subagja
Personal information
Birth name Ricky Ahmad Subagja
Country  Indonesia
Born (1971-01-27) January 27, 1971 (age 44)
Bandung
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Handedness Right
Men's doubles
Highest ranking 1

Ricky Ahmad Subagja (born January 27, 1971) is a Bandung, Indonesia born former world-class badminton player. He rates among the greatest doubles specialists in the sport's history.

Career[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's Badminton
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Birmingham Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Lausanne Men's Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Glasgow Men's Doubles
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Men's Doubles
Badminton World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 New Delhi Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Jakarta Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Yogyakarta Men's Doubles
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Jakarta Team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hong Kong Team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Hong Kong Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Malaysia Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Malaysia Team

In 1993 the fast moving, faster hitting Subagja won men's doubles at the then biennial IBF World Championships in Birmingham, England with fellow countryman Rudy Gunawan. However, Subagja's regular partner for most the 90s was another fellow countryman, the equally fast and hard-hitting Rexy Mainaky, and they formed the most successful team of the decade. Subagja and Mainaky won more than thirty international titles together, including all of badminton's major championships at least once. They captured Olympic gold at Atlanta in 1996, the IBF World Championships in 1995 at Lausanne, Switzerland (a repeat title for Subagja), and the prestigious All-England Championships back to back in 1995 and 1996. A partial listing of their other titles includes the open championships of the five strongest nations in men's badminton: China (1992), Indonesia (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999), Malaysia (1993, 1994, 1997), South Korea (1995, 1996), and Denmark (1998); as well as the World Badminton Grand Prix (1992, 1994, 1996), the Badminton World Cup (1993, 1995, 1997), and the quadrennial Asian Games (1994, 1998).

Subagja and Mainaky were bronze medalists at the 1997 IBF World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals at both the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. They paired together on Indonesian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams that won consecutive world team titles in 1994, 1996, and 1998.

Asian Games[edit]

Year Location Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
Thailand Siripong Siripool
15-5, 15-10 Gold Gold
1994 Japan Hiroshima, Japan Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15-10, 15-2 Gold Gold

IBF/BWF World Championships Finals[edit]

Year Location Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
9-15, 15-2, 12-15 Bronze Bronze
1995 Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15-5, 15-2 Gold Gold
1993 England Birmingham, England Indonesia Rudy Gunawan Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15-11, 15-3 Gold Gold

Open Tornaments[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Korea Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
8-15, 15-9, 4-15 Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
15–12, 15–8 Winner
1998 Singapore Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
5-15, 5-15 Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–11, 15–6 Winner
1998 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–5, 15–4 Winner
1997 Vietnam Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15-11, 15-5 Winner
1997 Malaysia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
17-15, 15-12 Winner
1997 Japan Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15-11, 7-15, 15-7 Winner
1996 China Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
12-15, 5-15 Runner-up
1996 Japan Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15-8, 12-15, 15-12 Winner
1996 Korea Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15-5, 17-14 Winner
1996 All England Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15–6, 15-5 Winner
1995 Japan Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15-8, 15-9 Winner
1995 All England Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–12, 15–18, 15–8 Winner
1995 Singapore Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15-7, 18-16 Winner
1994 Japan Open Indonesia Denny Kantono Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15-11, 12-15, 18-16 Winner
1994 Malaysia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15-5, 18-16 Winner
1994 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
10–15, 15–4, 18–17 Winner
1994 Singapore Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15-6, 15-8 Winner
1994 All England Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
12-15, 12-15 Runner-up
1994 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15-12, 14-17, 15-7 Winner
1994 Swedish Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15-11, 15-12 Winner
1993 German Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
14-17, 12-15 Runner-up
1993 Swedish Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15-12, 15-10 Winner
1993 Malaysia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15-7, 15-5 Winner
1993 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Richard Mainaky
15-13 15-10 Winner
1992 China Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
17-15, 15-11 Winner
1992 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15-13, 15-10 Winner
1992 Thailand Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15-9, 12-15, 15-11 Winner
1992 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
12-15, 5-15 Runner-up

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