Iie Sumirat

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Iie Sumirat
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1950-11-15) November 15, 1950 (age 68)
Bandung, West Java
HandednessRight
EventMen's singles

Iie Sumirat (born 15 November 1950 in Bandung, West Java) is a former badminton player from Indonesia.

Career[edit]

Sumirat was one of Indonesia's leading singles players during the 1970s, when it dominated men's international competition while China was still absent from IBF sanctioned play. As fellow countryman Rudy Hartono was winning his eighth All-England Championship in March 1976, the hard smashing Sumirat was winning the Asian Invitation Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, edging aging Chinese badminton legend Hou Jiachang in the final.[1] In the first IBF World Championships in 1977 Sumirat reached the semifinal round but was defeated by the eventual winner Flemming Delfs.[2] Sumirat played on the world champion Indonesian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1976 and 1979, splitting duty at second singles behind Hartono in '76, and playing second singles behind Liem Swie King on a '79 team which shut out its semifinal and final round opponents.[3]

Sumirat coached after his high level playing career ended. He helped Taufik Hidayat, in particular, learn his deceptive net play.

Achievements[edit]

IBF World Championships[edit]

Men's Singles

1977 IBF World Championships – Men's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Canada John Czich 15–12, 15–3 Win
Second round Netherlands Piet Ridder 15–3, 15–2 Win
Third round England Mike Tredgett 15–9, 15–1 Win
Quarterfinal India Prakash Padukone 15–6, 10–15, 15–11 Win
Semifinal Denmark Flemming Delfs 1–15, 17–18 Bronze Bronze

Open Tournaments[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1972 Singapore Open Malaysia Tan Aik Mong 15–5, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1972 Jakarta Open Indonesia Rudy Hartono 4–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1973 Singapore Open Indonesia Tjun Tjun 15–3, 15–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1976 Asian Invitation Championships China Hou Jiachang 12–15, 15–8, 18–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1979 Badminton World Cup Indonesia Liem Swie King 8–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1980 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Flemming Delfs 7–15, 15-8, 16–18 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 Singapore Open Indonesia Nara Sudjana Indonesia Indratno
Indonesia Indra Gunawan
10–15, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1974 Denmark Open Indonesia Christian Hadinata Indonesia Tjun Tjun
Indonesia Johan Wahjudi
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Asian Invitation," Badminton USA, May 1976, 13
  2. ^ "Badminton's First World Championships," World Badminton, July–August 1977, 2, 3.
  3. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 126, 128.