Candra Wijaya

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Candra Wijaya
Personal information
Birth nameRafael Candra Wijaya
Country Indonesia
Born (1975-09-16) 16 September 1975 (age 44)
Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachChristian Hadinata
Herry Iman Pierngadi
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

Rafael Candra Wijaya (Chinese: 陳甲亮; born 16 September 1975) is a retired Indonesian badminton player.[1]

Career[edit]

Wijaya started his career in badminton at the age of five, motivated by his brother Indra Wijaya and later joined a club in Cirebon. His father, Hendra Wijaya, then took him to a club Pelita Jakarta when he was fourteen. In 1991, he was selected to join the national team. In 1998, he moved to Jaya Raya Jakarta.[2]

Wijaya is a doubles specialist. He has been rated among the best men's doubles players in the world for over a decade. Noted for his ability in all phases of the doubles game, he has reached the final of the BWF World Championships three times with countryman Sigit Budiarto. They won the 1997 edition in Glasgow, Scotland and finished second in 2003 and 2005. With Tony Gunawan he captured the men's doubles gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Though Budiarto has been his most frequent partner, Wijaya has won top tier men's doubles events (and a mixed doubles event or two) with a variety of players, recently renewing an earlier partnership with Gunawan. Wijaya was a member of the world champion Indonesia Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1998, 2000, and 2002. He was named IBF Player of the Year and received the Eddie Choong awards in 2000.[3]

In 2007 he joined the Japanese club owned by Tonami.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Wijaya was born in a badminton family. His father Hendra Wijaya introduced him to badminton at the young age. His siblings, Indra Wijaya, Rendra Wijaya and Sandrawati Wijaya also a former national badminton players.[5] He married to Maria Caroline Indriani on 20 January 2001 at St. Thomas Rasul Church in Cengkareng.[1] They have two children Gabriel Christopher Wintan Wijaya and Christina Joshephine Wintania Wijaya.[6]

He was a founder of Candra Wijaya International Badminton Centre,[7] and Candra Wijaya badminton club.[8]

Participation at Indonesian Team[edit]

  • 6 times at Sudirman Cup (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
  • 6 times at Thomas Cup (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–10, 9–15, 15–7 Gold Gold

World Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States Indonesia Sigit Budiarto United States Tony Gunawan
United States Howard Bach
11–15, 15–10, 11–15 Silver Silver
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
7–15, 15–13, 13–15 Silver Silver
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
8–15, 18–17, 15–7 Gold Gold

World Cup[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Yiyang, China Indonesia Sigit Budiarto China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
11–21, 18–21 Silver Silver
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–8, 8–15, 12–15 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Johor Bahru, Malaysia Indonesia Nova Widianto South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
16–21, 16–21 Silver Silver
2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Halim Haryanto Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
13–15, 5–15 Silver Silver
2002 Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
6–15, 8–15 Silver Silver
2001 Manila, Philippines Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Trikus Haryanto
15–8, 13–15, 13–15 Silver Silver
2000 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Antonius Budi Ariantho Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
12–15, 5–15 Bronze Bronze
1996 Surabaya, Indonesia Indonesia Ade Sutrisna South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kang Kyung-jin
15–8, 15–17, 15–11 Gold Gold
1995 Beijing, China Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
6–15, 8–15 Bronze Bronze

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Malawati Stadium,
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–4, 15–6 Gold Gold
1997 Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
15–4, 14–17, 15–11 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Eliza Nathanael Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
12–15, 15–7, 15–2 Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[10] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Indonesia Open United States Tony Gunawan Malaysia Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif
Malaysia Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari
21–19, 18–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Hong Kong Open United States Tony Gunawan Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
12–21, 21–18, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Japan Open United States Tony Gunawan Indonesia Luluk Hadiyanto
Indonesia Alvent Yulianto Chandra
21–18, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Malaysia Open United States Tony Gunawan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
15–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Chinese Taipei Open United States Tony Gunawan Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–14, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Japan Open United States Tony Gunawan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–15, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open United States Tony Gunawan Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–11, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Korea Open United States Tony Gunawan South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Hwang Ji-man
21–18, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 China Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
17–16, 11–15, 15–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Indonesia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
10–15, 15–12, 3–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Malaysia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
15–11, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
8–15, 15–8, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Japan Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
10–15, 3–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Swiss Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
8–15, 15–11, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Korea Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–7, 13–15, 13–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 China Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Denmark Open Indonesia Halim Haryanto South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
17–16, 6–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 All England Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
15–5, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Bambang Suprianto South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
15–9, 13–15, 3–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
7–5, 3–7, 2–7, 0–7 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Indonesia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
7–2, 7–3, 7–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Malaysia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
7–4, 4–7, 7–2, 2–7, 7–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Japan Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–7, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 All England Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
13–15, 15–7, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
7–5, 8–6, 7–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Flandy Limpele
14–17, 15–8, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Japan Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–6, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15–7, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
15–7, 8–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
12–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Singapore Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
7–15, 15–14, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Malaysia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Flandy Limpele
15–6, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 All England Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–7, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Jesper Larsen
15–10, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
15–5, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 All England Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
10–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Swedish Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan China Yang Ming
China Zhang Jun
15–3, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
17–15, 11–15, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Thailand Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
9–15, 14–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–8, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Indonesia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–9, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Swiss Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–5, 11–15, 4–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–11, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Thailand Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kang Kyung-jin
15–11, 10–15, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 China Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
15–12, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 U.S Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
18–16, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Swedish Open Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Dicky Purwotjugiono
15–12, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 German Open Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
8–15, 13–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 U.S. Open Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Malaysia Yap Yee Guan
Malaysia Yap Yee Hup
15–8, 15–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Canadian Open Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Malaysia Yap Yee Guan
Malaysia Yap Yee Hup
15–10, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Thailand Open Indonesia Jo Novita Indonesia Ronne Maykel Runtolalu
Indonesia Eny Widiowati
8–6, 7–1, 8–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Polish International Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Denmark Kenneth Jonassen
Denmark Jan Jørgensen
11–15, 15–8, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Performance timeline[edit]

Indonesian team[edit]

  • Senior level
Team Events 1997 2001
Southeast Asian Games Gold Gold Silver Silver
Team Events 1998 2002
Asian Games Gold Gold Silver Silver
Team Events 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008
Thomas Cup Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Senior level
Event 1997 2001
Southeast Asian Games Gold Gold (MD)
Gold Gold (XD)
Gold Gold
Event 1997 1999 2000
World Badminton Grand Prix Finals Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold
Event 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007
BWF World Championships Gold Gold QF R2 Silver Silver Silver Silver A QF
Event 2000
Olympics Gold Gold
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best
BWF Super Series
England All England Open SF R2 R1 A W (1999, 2003)
Switzerland Swiss Open SF QF R2 A GPG W (2005)
Malaysia Malaysia Open F SF QF A R1 A W (1999, 2001, 2005)
Singapore Singapore Open SF A A R2 A R1 W (1997, 1998, 2005)
Indonesia Indonesia Open SF F A R1 A W (1997, 2000, 2001, 2006)
South Korea Korea Open SF A R1 A W (2006)
Japan Japan Open W QF R1 QF A W (2000, 2001, 2006, 2007)
China China Open R1 SF R1 A W (1996, 2004, 2005)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open F R1 R1 R2 A W (1998)
BWF Super Series Finals N/A GS NQ GS (2008)
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open A F R1 QF A W (1997, 2000)
India India Open N/A SF SF A SF (2008, 2009)
Indonesia Indonesia Masters N/A R1 A R1 (2010)
Macau Macau Open A R2 A R2 (2009)
Malaysia Malaysia Masters N/A R2 QF A QF (2010)
Philippines Philippines Open R2 N/A R1 N/A R2 (2007)
India Syed Modi International N/A A R1 R1 (2011)
Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Best
BWF World Badminton Grand Prix
England All England Open SF F W SF F SF W R1 R3 R2 W (1999, 2003)
Canada Canadian Open W N/A N/A W (1994)
China China Open A QF W N/A N/A SF A QF W W W (1996, 2004, 2005)
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open QF W N/A SF W N/A F QF W (1997, 2000)
Denmark Denmark Open SF SF F F (2003)
Germany German Open F F (1995)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open R2 QF W N/A N/A R1 N/A R2 QF W (1998)
Indonesia Indonesia Open w/d SF QF W SF F W W SF SF R3 F W W (1997, 2000, 2001, 2006)
Japan Japan Open QF SF SF W W R2 QF QF F W W (2000, 2001, 2006)
South Korea Korea Open R2 N/A QF R3 SF R1 F W W (2006)
Malaysia Malaysia Open R2 W SF W R2 R1 W W (1999, 2001, 2005)
Singapore Singapore Open N/A W W F N/A F R2 QF W W (1997, 1998, 2005)
Sweden Swedish Open SF W W N/A W (1996, 1998)
Switzerland Swiss Open QF SF F R2 W A W (2005)
Thailand Thailand Open R2 W (MD) F N/A W (XD)
SF (MD)
N/A W (1996, 2001)
United States U.S. Open W W W (1994, 1996)
Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Best

References[edit]

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