Sony Dwi Kuncoro

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Sony Dwi Kuncoro
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka — Sony Dwi Kuncoro 17 (cropped).jpg
Sony Dwi Kuncoro at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 30)
Indonesia Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 4
Current ranking 7 (June 20, 2013[1])

Sony Dwi Kuncoro (born July 7, 1984 in Surabaya, East Java) is a male badminton singles player from Indonesia.

Personal life[edit]

When he was young, he joined the Suryanaga Surabaya badminton club. His parents are Moch. Sumadji (father) and Asmiati (mother). His hobbies are fixing automobiles and hanging-out or travelling. Generally people call him Sony, which can also be spelled as Soni.

Career[edit]

2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

Kuncoro played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, defeating M. Roslin Hashim of Malaysia and Jim Ronny Andersen of Norway in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Kuncoro defeated Park Tae-sang of Korea 15-13, 15-4. Kuncoro advanced to the semifinals, in which he lost to Shon Seung-mo of Korea 15-6, 9-15, 15-9. Playing in the bronze medal match, he defeated Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand by a score of 15-11, 17-16 for the bronze medal.

2007 BWF World Championships[edit]

He became runner up at the 2007 IBF World Championships after losing to Lin Dan in straight sets with score 11-21 20-22 in Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.But, in his road through the final, he defeated Lee Chong Wei in the third round 21-9 21-11, Peter Gade in the quarter final, 22-20 21-18. He also beat Chen Yu in the semifinal with 3 tough game

2009 BWF World Championships[edit]

He was bronze medalist at the 2009 BWF World Championships, again losing to Lin Dan, but this time with 3 sets, 16-21 21-14 15-21. En route to the semi, he beat Lee Chong Wei (world number one) in the quarter finals with 21-16 14-21 21-12.

Other achievements[edit]

He was also being the runner up in World Junior Championships in 2000, defeated by Bao Chunlai. He also had good result in Asian Badminton Championships, with two titles. On September 23, 2007, Sony won the Chinese Taipei Open after beating Taufik Hidayat at the final round by 18-21, 21-6, 21-13. Sony has also won the men's singles gold medal twice at the Southeast Asian Games (2003, 2005). At the SEA Games in 2007 and 2009, Sony helped the Indonesia win gold at the men's team event. In June of 2008, Sony won the Indonesian Super Series after beating Simon Santoso in the final round by scores of 19-21, 21-14, 21-9 in Istora Senayan, Jakarta. In September of 2008 Sony won the Japan Super Series after beating Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia in straight sets 21-17, 21-11 in the final round. Also in September of 2008 he captured the China Masters Super Series by beating China's Chen Jin 21-19, 21-18 in the final, thus becoming the first player to win men's singles at three consecutive "super series" tournaments.

In 2009, his best performance in Super Series was being the semifinalist in Indonesian Super Series, beaten by Taufik Hidayat, 17-21 14-21 and in Denmark Super Series by Marc Zwiebler of Germany with three tough games. In December, once again he helped Indonesia to be the best in Southeast Asian Games, beating Malaysia in the men teams final. He also finished second in the individual event, beaten by his teammate Simon Santoso.

In 2012, he won the Men's Single title in Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after defeat China's Chen Yuekun in straight games, 21-17, 21-14. In the semi final, he beat the first seed from China, Lin Dan also in straight games, 21-17, 21-16.

In 2013, he started the year by becoming the semifinalist in 2013 Korea Open Super Series Premier, beaten by Du Pengyu, 12-21 17-21 and in 2013 Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold, giving walkover to Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka. He became the finalist in 2013 Malaysia Super Series, beaten by Lee Chong Wei, 7-21 8-21 and in 2013 Hong Kong Super Series, again beaten by Lee Chong Wei, 13-21 9-21.

Major achievements[edit]

Summer Olympic Games
Outcome Year Tournament Opponent Score
3 2004 Summer Olympic Games Thailand Boonsak Ponsana 15-11,17-16
BWF World Championships
Outcome Year Tournament Opponent Score
2 2007 World Championships China Lin Dan 11-21, 20-22
3 2009 World Championships China Lin Dan 14-21, 21-13, 15-21
Asian Badminton Championships
Outcome Year Tournament Opponent Score
1 2002 Asian Badminton Championships Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 15–12, 15–5
1 2003 Asian Badminton Championships Indonesia Taufik Hidayat
2 2004 Asian Badminton Championships Indonesia Taufik Hidayat
1 2005 Asian Badminton Championships Malaysia Kuan Beng Hong 15-10, 15-5
BWF Super Series
Outcome Year Tournament Opponent Score
1 2008 Indonesia Open Indonesia Simon Santoso 19–21, 21–14, 21–9
1 2008 Japan Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–17, 21–11
1 2008 China Masters China Chen Jin 21–16, 21–16
1 2010 Singapore Open Thailand Boonsak Ponsana 21–19, 21–18
2 2013 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 7-21, 8-21
2 2013 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 13-21, 9-21
BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix
Outcome Year Tournament Opponent Score
1 2007 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 18–21, 21–6, 21–13
1 2012 Thailand Open China Chen Yuekun 21–17, 21–14
1 2012 Indonesia Open Indonesia Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21–11, 21–11
2 2012 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–17, 8-21, 10-21

Participation at Indonesian Team[edit]

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