|Birth name||Goei Djien Phang
March 29, 1968 |
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
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.
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.
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.
|Year||Tournament||Opponent in the Final||Score||Result|
|1997||Vietnam Open||Chen Gang||6-15, 15-9, 3-15||Runner-up|
|1995||Malaysia Open||Ardy Wiranata||15-5, 15-8||Winner|
|1995||Hong Kong Open||Hariyanto Arbi||18-13, 13-15, 4-15||Runner-up|
|1993||German Open||Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen||5-15, 2-15||Runner-up|
|1993||Indonesia Open||Fung Permadi||15-10, 14-17, 15-4||Winner|
|1992||German Open||Joko Suprianto||15-11, 15-2||Winner|
|1992||Thailand Open||Joko Suprianto||10-15, 15-10, 11-15||Runner-up|
|1992||Korea Open||Wu Wenkai||7-15, 11-15||Runner-up|
|1991||China Open||Zhao Jianhua||7-15, 15-5, 15-12||Winner|
|1991||Thailand Open||Sompol Kukasemkij||14-17, 15-1, 15-10||Winner|
|1989||Dutch Open||Eddy Kurniawan||15-7, 15-12||Winner|
|1989||Thailand Open||Sompol Kukasemkij||17-14, 15-8||Winner|
|1989||Swedish Open||Morten Frost||4-15, 4-15||Runner-up|
- 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.
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