Alan Budikusuma

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Alan Budikusuma
Personal information
Birth nameGoei Djien Phang
魏仁芳
Country Indonesia
Born (1968-03-29) 29 March 1968 (age 50)
Surabaya, Indonesia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1

Alexander Alan Budikusuma (born 29 March 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. A crowd estimated at 500,000 to one million Indonesians lined the streets of Jakarta when Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma came home in August 1992 and received a two-hour parade.[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). 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.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain Spain

Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 64 Singapore Koh Leng Kang 15-2, 15-2 Win
Round of 32 Thailand Sompol Kukasemkij 15-11, 15-2 Win
Round of 16 International Olympic Committee Andrey Antropov 15-4, 15-7 Win
Quarterfinals South Korea Kim Hak-kyun 15-9, 15-4 Win
Semifinals Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 18-14, 15-8 Win
Final Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15-12, 18-13 Gold Gold

IBF World Championships[edit]

1991 IBF World Championships – Men's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Malta David Cole 15–1, 15–1 Win
Second round Sweden Jonas Herrgardh 15–6, 15–6 Win
Third round China Wan Zhengwen 15–6, 15-6 Win
Fourth round Thailand Sompol Kukasemkij 15–7, 15-2 Win
Quarterfinal China Wu Wenkai 9–15, 15–4, 17–14 Win
Semifinal China Liu Jun 15–11, 15–11 Win
Final China Zhao Jianhua 13–18, 4–15 Silver Silver

Asian Games[edit]

Badminton at the 1990 Asian Games – Men's singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Bye
Second round North Korea Ri Yong-hwan 15-6, 15-4 Win
Quarterfinals Pakistan Amer Islam 15-1, 15-3 Win
Semifinal China Yang Yang 14-17, 8-15 Bronze Bronze

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarey, Christopher (June 25, 1996). "ATLANTA 1996 -- BADMINTON IN INDONESIA;This Is No Picnic: In Southeast Asia, Respect Rides on a Shuttlecock". The New York Times. Alan Budi Kusuma