Alan Budikusuma

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Alan Budikusuma
Personal information
Birth name Goei Djien Phang
魏仁芳
Country  Indonesia
Born (1968-03-29) March 29, 1968 (age 48)
Surabaya, Indonesia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1

Alexander Alan Budikusuma (born March 29, 1968 as Goei Djien Phang; Chinese: 魏仁芳) is a former Indonesian badminton player who excelled at the world level from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

In 1991 he was runner-up to China's Zhao Jianhua at the IBF World Championships in Copenhagen. He won the 1992 Olympic men's singles gold medal at Barcelona, defeating fellow countryman Ardy Wiranata in the final. This achievement, together with a gold medal for his then fiance Susi Susanti, was historical for Indonesia winning the first Olympic golden medals in 50 years history of the country. Some estimated a crowd of at least 500,000; others estimated more than a million Indonesians were lining the streets of the massive, sprawling city of Jakarta when Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma came home in August 1992 and received a two-hour parade. They stood in an open car with leis and Olympic gold medals around their necks and inched toward the national monument in Merdeka square, on Sudirman, the main street, they could hardly move; it was jammed with people all shouting congratulations to the new badminton hero's.[1]

Among his titles, all in singles, are the Thailand Open (1989, 1991), China Open (1991), German Open (1992), Indonesian Open (1993), World Cup (1993), and Malaysian Open(1995). Budikusuma was a member of world champion Indonesian Thomas Cup teams in 1994.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Susi Susanti (王蓮香), a women's badminton Olympic gold medalist (also in 1992) and one of the most accomplished women's players in the history of the sport. Together they have three children Lourencia Averina, born 1999, Albertus Edward, born in 2000 and Sebastianus Frederick, born in 2003. Alan and Susi have a badminton club in Jakarta Utara. Alan Budi has a younger brother named Yohan Hadikusuma who is also a badminton player but representing Hong Kong.

In 2004, Alan and Susi established ASTEC (Alan and Susy Technology), a sport equipment corporation, to support their family. They use materials from Japan for the rackets and produced them in China. This brand has been growing up lately and marketed in most area in Indonesia.


Open Tournaments[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in the Final Score Result
1997 Vietnam Open China Chen Gang 6-15, 15-9, 3-15 Runner-up
1995 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15-5, 15-8 Winner
1995 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Hariyanto Arbi 18-13, 13-15, 4-15 Runner-up
1993 German Open Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 5-15, 2-15 Runner-up
1993 Indonesia Open Indonesia Fung Permadi 15-10, 14-17, 15-4 Winner
1992 German Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto 15-11, 15-2 Winner
1992 Thailand Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto 10-15, 15-10, 11-15 Runner-up
1992 Korea Open China Wu Wenkai 7-15, 11-15 Runner-up
1991 China Open China Zhao Jianhua 7-15, 15-5, 15-12 Winner
1991 Thailand Open Thailand Sompol Kukasemkij 14-17, 15-1, 15-10 Winner
1989 Dutch Open Indonesia Eddy Kurniawan 15-7, 15-12 Winner
1989 Thailand Open Thailand Sompol Kukasemkij 17-14, 15-8 Winner
1989 Swedish Open Denmark Morten Frost 4-15, 4-15 Runner-up

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References[edit]

http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/bu/alan-budikusuma-1.html