September 27, 1967 |
Kudus Regency, Central Java
Hermawan Susanto (Chinese: 蔡祥林, born September 27, 1967 in Kudus Regency, Central Java) is a former Chinese Indonesian badminton player who played at the world level during the 1990s. Susanto was one of an impressive cadre of Indonesians who won numerous international tournaments and captured successive Thomas Cup (men's world team) titles during the era. Susanto came close to winning two of badminton's three biggest events for individual players; he was a bronze medalist in men's singles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, and was runner-up to fellow countryman Joko Suprianto at the (then biennial) World Championships in 1993.
Susanto's accomplishments included victories at the Dutch Open (1990, 1992), Denmark Open (1992), China Open (1992), Chinese Taipei Open (1991, 1995), Hong Kong Open (1993), U.S. Open (1995), and Malaysia Open (1997). Now, he is married to another former Indonesian player named Sarwendah Kusumawardhani. They have one child named Andrew Susanto, who is currently following his parents' footsteps in playing badminton.
- BWF Profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-09-26)
- "Hermawan Susanto". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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