Joko Suprianto

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Joko Suprianto
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966 (age 50)
Solo, Central Java
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1
BWF profile

Joko Suprianto (born October 6, 1966 in Solo, Central Java) is a former badminton player from Indonesia who was one of the world's leading men's singles players in the early and mid-1990s, a period during which Indonesia was especially deep in top tier singles players, winning many of the world's major events.

Suprianto became world champion in men's singles in the 1993 IBF World Championships, defeating fellow countryman Hermawan Susanto in the final, and was a member of world champion Indonesian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams in 1994, 1996, and 1998.

He played badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's singles. He was the #1-seed but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Malaysia's Rashid Sidek 15-5, 15-12. In September 1996 Joko Suprianto once again took top spot in the men's singles world ranking over Chinese top player Dong Jiong.[1]

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships[2]
1 Men's singles 1993 Birmingham, ENG
Badminton World Cup
1 Singles 1992, 1995 Guangzhou, Jakarta
Other International Titles
1 Singles 1992 Swiss Open
1 Singles 1993, 1995 World Badminton Grand Prix
1 Singles 1993 Korea Open
1 Singles 1994 Malaysia Open
1 Singles 1995 Singapore Open
1 Singles 1996 U.S. Open
1 Singles 1996 Indonesia Open
2 Singles 1990, 1993 All England Open
2 Singles 1991, 1992, 1994 Indonesia Open
1 Singles 1992, 1993, 1994 Thailand Open

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