Candra Wijaya

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Candra Wijaya
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1975-09-16) September 16, 1975 (age 40)
Cirebon
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's doubles
Highest ranking 1
BWF profile

Candra Wijaya (Chinese: 陳甲亮, born in Cirebon, West Java, 16 September 1975) is a male Chinese Indonesian badminton player.

Career[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's badminton
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Men's Doubles
Men's World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Glasgow Men's Doubles
Men's World Badminton Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place 2000 Brunei Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1999 Brunei Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Indonesia Men's Doubles
Sea Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Jakarta Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Men's Doubles

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.

In 2007 he joined the Japanese club owned by Tonami.[1]

Personal life[edit]

When he was young, he joined the Jaya Raya Jakarta badminton club. His parent's names are Hendra Wijaya (father) and Indranita (mother). His hobby is listening music. Normally people called him Candra.

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)

World Badminton Grand Prix Finals[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Brunei Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Halim Haryanto
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
7–5, 8–6, 7–2 Gold Gold
1999 Brunei Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
15–7, 8–15, 15–11 Gold Gold
1997 Indonesia Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
17–15, 11–15, 15–5 Gold Gold

Open Tournaments[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Chinese Taipei Open United States Tony Gunawan Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
20-22, 14-21 Runner-up
2008 Indonesia Open United States Tony Gunawan Malaysia Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif
Malaysia Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari
21-19, 18-21, 14-21 Runner-up
2007 Hong Kong Open United States Tony Gunawan Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
12-21, 21-18, 13-21 Runner-up
2007 Japan Open United States Tony Gunawan Indonesia Luluk Hadiyanto
Indonesia Alvent Yulianto
21-18, 21-17 Winner
2007 Malaysia Open United States Tony Gunawan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
15-21, 18-21 Runner-up
2006 Japan Open United States Tony Gunawan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21-15, 21-14 Winner
2006 Indonesia Open United States Tony Gunawan Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21-11, 21-16 Winner
2006 Korea Open United States Tony Gunawan South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Hwang Ji-man
21-18, 21-18 Winner
2005 Malaysia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
15-11, 17-14 Winner
2005 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
8-15, 15-8, 15-7 Winner
2005 Swiss Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
8-15, 15-11, 15-11 Winner
2005 Korea Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15-7, 13-15, 13-15 Runner-up
2003 All England Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
15–5, 15–7 Winner
2002 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Bambang Suprianto South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
9-15, 15-13, 3-15 Runner-up
2001 Japan Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15-7, 15-11 Winner
2001 All England Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
13-15, 15-7, 7-15 Runner-up
2001 Malaysia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
7-4, 4-7, 7-2, 2-7, 7-5 Winner
2001 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
7-5, 3-7, 2-7, 0-7 Runner-up
2001 Indonesia Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
7–2, 7–3, 7–5 Winner
2000 Japan Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
15-6, 15-7 Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
15-7, 15-7 Winner
2000 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
14–17, 15–6, 15–8 Winner
1999 Singapore Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
7-15, 15-14, 12-15 Runner-up
1999 All England Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
15-7, 15-5 Winner
1999 Malaysia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15-6, 15-11 Winner
1999 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
12-15, 8-15 Runner-up
1998 Swedish Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan China Zhang Jun
China Yang Ming
15–3, 15–6 Winner
1998 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Jesper Larsen
15–10, 15–9 Winner
1998 All England Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
10-15, 10-15 Runner-up
1998 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15–5, 15–5 Winner
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15-11, 15-2 Winner
1997 Thailand Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
9-15, 14-17 Runner-up
1997 Swiss Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
11-15, 4-15 Runner-up
1997 Indonesia Open Indonesia Tony Gunawan South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
15–9, 15–10 Winner
1997 Singapore Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
15–8, 15–10 Winner
1996 Thailand Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kang Kyung-jin
15-11, 10-15, 15-12 Winner
1996 China Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15-12, 15–5 Winner
1996 U.S Open Indonesia Sigit Budiarto Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
18–16, 15–10 Winner
1996 Swedish Open Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Dicky Purwotjugiono
15-12, 15-6 Winner
1994 Canadian Open Indonesia Ade Sutrisna Malaysia Yap Yee Hup
Malaysia Yap Yee Guan
15-10, 15-12 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 Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Candra Wijaya joins Japanese club, BadZine.info, 24 April 2007

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