|Birth name||Tjhie Beng Go'at|
|Born||11 December 1949|
Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia
|Event||Men's & Mixed doubles|
Christian Hadinata (Chinese: 紀明發, born 11 December 1949) is a former Chinese Indonesian badminton player. Though early in his career he was a fine singles player who reached the final of the prestigious All-England Championship in 1973, Christian's success in doubles earned him recognition as one of the great doubles players in badminton history. He won two gold medals at the 1980 IBF World Championships in Jakarta, in men's doubles with Ade Chandra, and in mixed doubles with Imelda Wiguna. He played for Indonesia for 15 years, beginning his career in 1971 and retiring in 1986. Christian's Thomas Cup (Men's International Team Championship) record is particularly notable. Playing in six consecutive campaigns from 1973 to 1986, and with a variety of doubles partners, he dropped only one match, thus helping Indonesia to capture the cup on four occasions (1973, 1976, 1979, 1984). In 2001 he was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.
His wife is Yoke Anwar and they have two children, named Mario Hadinata and Mariska Hadinata. People affectionately call him Ko Ko Chris (Ko Ko meaning big brother in Hokkien).
Career and Achievements
- 1971: Winning national championships men's doubles with Atik Jauhari, Winning Asian Championships mixed doubles with Retno Kustijah.
- 1972: Winning All England men's doubles with Ade Chandra
- 1973: Winning All England men's doubles with Ade Chandra
- 1978: Winning gold medal Asian Games men's doubles with Ade Chandra
- 1979: Winning Canadian Open men's doubles with Ade Chandra, Winning Canadian Open, All England mixed doubles with Imelda Wiguna
- 1980: Winning World Championships, Denmark Open men's doubles with Ade Chandra, Winning World Championships mixed doubles with Imelda Wiguno
- 1981: Winning Japan Open men's doubles Lius Pongoh
- 1982: Winning gold medal Asian Games mixed doubles with Ivana Lie
- 1983: Winning gold medal SEA Games men's doubles with Bobby Ertanto and mixed doubles with Ivana Lie
- 1984: Winning Indonesia Open men's doubles with Bobby Ertanto, Winning Thailand Open men's doubles with Hadibowo, Winning Indonesia Open mixed doubles with Ivana Lie
- 1985: Winning World Championships mixed doubles with Ivana Lie, Winning SEA Games mixed doubles with Imelda Wiguno
- 1972-1986: Reinforced Indonesian Thomas Cup Teams during six campaigns with different men's doubles partners
- Indonesian badminton player (1971–1986)
- Indonesian badminton coach (began in 1985)
- PBSI's staff and PBSI's National Training Director
- Suryadinata 1995, p. 31
- Suryadinata, Leo (1995), Prominent Indonesian Chinese: Biographical Sketches (3rd ed.), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, ISBN 978-981-3055-04-9.
- Profile (In Indonesian)
- Christian Hadinata Paling Rajin, Pangkat Naik, Enggan di Belakang Meja (in Indonesian)
- Christian Hadinata Jual Rumah demi Pendidikan Anak (in Indonesian)
- Christian Hadinata Kesetiaan di Dunia Bulutangkis (in Indonesian)
- BadmintonOnline.com: Christian Hadinata[permanent dead link] (in Chinese)
- Smash - Christian Hadinata[permanent dead link]
| Flagbearer for Indonesia