Ihsan Maulana Mustofa

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Ihsan Maulana Mustofa
Ihsan Maulana Mustofa Indonesia Open 2016.jpg
Personal information
Birth name Ihsan Maulana Mustofa
Country  Indonesia
Born (1995-11-18) November 18, 1995 (age 22)
Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 17 (15 September 2016)
Current ranking 39 (8 February 2018)
BWF profile

Ihsan Maulana Mustofa (born November 18, 1995 in Tasikmalaya[1]) is an Indonesian badminton player. He is a singles specialist. He is from PB. Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java and has joined the club since 2010. He was a boys' singles bronze medallist of the 2013 World Junior Championships that was held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Career[edit]

  • 2012

Ihsan has been the national junior champion in 2012.

  • 2013

Ihsan was qualified to participate at the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships but his participation just got to the first round after being defeated by Park Sung-min with a rubber games 21–17, 20–22, 10–21. He also played in some international challenge tournaments and BWF Grand Prix such as Vietnam Open Grand Prix (GP) and Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold (GPG). He reached the second round in both BWF Grand Prix tournaments. In the second round, he was stopped by fellow Indonesian shuttlers. He was upset by Jonatan Christie at the 2013 Vietnam Open GP with a rubber games and by his senior Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka at the 2013 Indonesian Masters GPG with a straight games. In November 2013, he brought home a bronze medal during the 2013 BWF World Junior Championships in Bangkok, Thailand after being defeated by South Korean shuttler Heo Kwang-hee with a rubber games 18–21, 21–13, 16–21 in the semifinals.

  • 2014

Ihsan was selected to join the national team as the youngest player in the Thomas Cup squad after the Indonesian Badminton Association, PBSI, quarantined 33 Thomas and Uber Cups candidates at the Djarum Badminton Club in Kudus, Central Java, for a simulation last March 2014. Ihsan defeated Sony Dwi Kuncoro, the 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medalist and the former world number four, with a stunning 21–19, 21–18 performance, catching the coaching staffs’ attention. He, in 18-year-old, was dubbed ‘the next big thing’ by a top badminton official, is part of the Indonesian team that left for New Delhi for the Thomas Cup 2014.[2] He also participated in some international challenge and BWF Grand Prix tournaments. He played at the 2014 German Open GPG and the 2014 Chinese Taipei Open GPG. His best performance in the international individual competitions was when he became the runner-up of the 2014 Dutch Open GP, beaten by Ajay Jayaram of India with 11–10, 6–11, 7–11, 11–1, 9–11 in the final.

  • 2015

Ihsan was part of the Indonesian team that left for Dongguan, China for the Sudirman Cup 2015, which the Indonesia team won the bronze medal at that world mixed team tournament. At the 28th Southeast Asian Games 2015 in Singapore, Ihsan helped the Indonesian men's team beating Thailand 3–2 to bring home a gold medal in the final game after he defeated Suppanyu Avihingsanon from Thailand with 20–22, 21–16, 21–9.

  • 2017

Ihsan participated in both team and individual event at 29th Southeast Asian Games 2017. Ihsan helped the Indonesian men's team retaining the gold medal, beating the Malaysian Lee Zi Jia 21-11, 21-11. He also grabbed the bronze medal in individual event, beaten by Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in straight game 10-21, 21-23.

Achievements[edit]

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thailand Khosit Phetpradab 10–21, 21–23 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

The BWF World Junior Championships is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (under-19) in the world.

2013 BWF World Junior Championships – Boys' Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
1st Bye
2nd Botswana Phomolo Leoke 21–3, 21–4 Win
3rd Canada Benny Lin 21–14, 21–12 Win
4th Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 21–19, 21–18 Win
QF Thailand Pannawit Thongnuam 21–10, 21–8 Win
SF South Korea Heo Kwang-hee 18–21, 21–13, 16–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF Grand Prix (0 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Macau Open Japan Kento Momota 16–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Thailand Open South Korea Lee Hyun-il 17–21, 24–22, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Dutch Open India Ajay Jayaram 11–10, 6–11, 7–11, 11–1, 9–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

Participation at Indonesian team[edit]

  • 2 times at Thomas Cup (2014, 2016)
  • 1 times at Sudirman Cup (2015)
  • 2 times at Badminton Asia Team Championships (2016, 2018)
  • 1 times at SEA Games (2015)

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Head to head (H2H) against World Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[3]

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