Eddy Kurniawan

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Eddy Kurniawan
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1962-07-02) 2 July 1962 (age 57)
Semarang, Indonesia
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Eddy Kurniawan (Chinese: 罗天宁; born July 2, 1962 in Semarang, Central Java) is a retired Chinese-Indonesian male badminton player.


Kurniawan's prime years, the mid to late 1980s, were a period of Chinese domination of international men's singles competition. Though he frequently appeared in the later rounds of major international tournaments, the hard-fighting Kurniawan rarely won them. One exception was his victory at the 1990 World Badminton Grand Prix, where he defeated Malaysia's Rashid Sidek in the final. He won the Australian Open in 1992. Kurniawan was a bronze medalist at the 1989 IBF World Championships in Jakarta. Perhaps the highlight of his career was his performance at the 1989 Sudirman Cup (combined men's and women's team world championship) when his victories over Korean opponents in both singles and mixed doubles in the last two matches of the contest secured the title for Indonesia.


IBF World Championships[edit]

Men's Singles

1989 IBF World Championships – Men's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round India Sushant Bora 15–7, 15–7 Win
Second round Scotland Kenny Middlemiss 15–12, 15–1 Win
Third round Soviet Union Igor Dmitriev 15–4, 18–13 Win
Fourth round Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson 15–11, 18–5 Win
Quarterfinal China Xiong Guobao 15–10, 15–13 Win
Semifinal Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 18–14, 10–15, 13–15 Bronze Bronze

Open Tournament[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Penang Open Malaysia Misbun Sidek 8–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Indonesia Open China Yang Yang 6–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Singapore Open Malaysia Misbun Sidek 13–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Thailand Open China Zhao Jianhua 10–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Badminton Grand Prix Seiko China Xiong Guobao 2–15, 14–18 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Singapore Open China Zhao Jianhua 11–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Morten Frost 12–15, 3–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Dutch Open Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 7–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 18–17, 7–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1990 World Badminton Grand Prix Malaysia Rashid Sidek 18–13, 9–15, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1992 Australia Open Australia Paul Stevenson 15–9, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

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