Hariyanto Arbi

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Hariyanto Arbi
Personal information
Birth nameMichael Ludwig Hariyanto Arbi
Country Indonesia
Born (1972-01-21) 21 January 1972 (age 47)
Kudus, Central Java
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Men's singles
Highest ranking1 (February 7, 1995[1])
BWF profile
Hariyanto Arbi
Political partyIndonesian Solidarity Party

Hariyanto Arbi (often known as Heryanto Arbi; born 21 January 1972) is a male former badminton player from Indonesia who rated among the world's top few singles players in the 1990s. He is the younger brother of Eddy Hartono and Hastomo, who were also world class badminton players.


The hard smashing Arbi was arguably the most internationally successful of an impressive cadre of Indonesian singles players who were his contemporaries. These included Ardy Wiranata, Joko Suprianto, Alan Budikusuma, Hermawan Susanto, and Hendrawan. Curiously he never won the open singles title of Indonesia which Wiranata dominated in the nineties. This and the Olympic gold medal were about the only prizes that eluded him. He won the coveted All-England singles title in 1993 and 1994 and the then biennial IBF (BWF) World Championship in 1995. Arbi played singles for Indonesian teams that won consecutive Thomas Cup (world team) titles in 1994, 1996, and 1998.

Arbi's other individual victories included the Chinese Taipei Open (1993, 1994), Japan Open (1993, 1995), Badminton World Cup (1994), Hong Kong Open (1995), Korea Open (1995), Singapore Open (1997, 1999), SEA Games (1997) and the badminton competition at the quadrennial Asian Games (1994).

Open Tournaments[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in the Final Score Result
1999 Singapore Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 13-15, 15-10, 15-11 Winner
1997 India Open India Pullela Gopichand 15-4, 15-7 Winner
1997 Singapore Open Indonesia Indra Wijaya 3-15, 18-14, 15-9 Winner
1996 Japan Open Indonesia Joko Supriyanto 12-15, 18-14, 4-15 Runner-up
1995 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 13-18, 15-13, 15-4 Winner
1995 Korea Open Indonesia Fung Permadi 15-10, 15-6 Winner
1995 Japan Open Indonesia Joko Supriyanto 15-8, 15-8 Winner
1995 All England Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 16-17, 6-15 Runner-up
1994 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15-3, 15-2 Winner
1994 All England Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15-12, 17-14 Winner
1994 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15-9, 15-11 Winner
1993 Japan Open Indonesia Joko Supriyanto 15-8, 15-12 Winner
1993 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15-18, 15-6, 15-5 Winner
1993 All England Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto 15-7, 4-15, 15-11 Winner
1993 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15-11, 5-15, 14-17 Runner-up
1992 Hong Kong Open China Wu Wenkai 4-15, 13-15 Runner-up
1992 Swiss Open Indonesia Joko Supriyanto 12-15, 15-18 Runner-up