Ivana Lie

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Ivana Lie Ing Hoa (Chinese: 李英華; pinyin: Lǐ yīnghuá; born 7 March 1960 in Bandung) is a former female Indonesian badminton player who played at the world level from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.

Career[edit]

In the 1980 IBF World Championships in Jakarta she earned a silver medal in women's singles, losing the final to fellow countrywomen Verawaty Wiharjo, after defeating defending champion Lene Koppen in the semifinal.[1] She won singles at the Taiwan Open in 1982, the Indonesia Open and the Southeast Asian Games in 1983, and at the Chinese Taipei Masters Invitation in 1984. She was runner-up at the 1984 World Badminton Grand Prix to China's formidable Han Aiping. Though primarily a singles player early in her career, she eventually achieved success in the other games; winning mixed doubles at the quadrennial Asian Games (1982), the Badminton World Cup (1983), and the Indonesia (1983, 1984) and U.S. (1988) Opens, all with Christian Hadinata; and winning the Indonesia Open twice (1986, 1987), the first China Open (1986), and reaching the final of the World Badminton Grand Prix (1986) in women's doubles . She played on four Indonesian Uber Cup (women's international) squads, three of which (1978, 1981, and 1986) finished second in this world team competition. Attractive and popular, she became a badminton commentator after her playing career was over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig Reedy, "Indonesia Take Four Titles." World Badminton, June 1980, 10, 11.