Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

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Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo won the 2017 All England Open.jpg
Sukamuljo at the 2017 All England Open
Personal information
Birth nameKevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Born (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 24)
Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachHerry Iman Pierngadi
Aryono Miranat
Men's doubles
Career record280 wins, 77 losses[1]
Career title(s)30
Highest ranking1 (with Marcus Fernaldi Gideon) (16 March 2017[2])
Current ranking1 (with Marcus Fernaldi Gideon) (15 October 2019 [3])
BWF profile

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (born 2 August 1995)[4] is an Indonesian badminton player.[5] He is a doubles specialist from PB Djarum, a badminton club in Kudus, Central Java and has been a member of the club since 2007.[6] He won the 2017 All England Open Superseries Premier with his current partner, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon.[7] They often referred as "The Minions" because of their height below average badminton players. He and Gideon were awarded the BWF Best Male Players of the Year for two years in a row after collected seven Superseries titles in 2017 and nine World Tour titles in 2018.[8][9]

Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon defending the title at the 2018 All England Open badminton championship – the oldest tournament in Badminton – in Birmingham, England

Career[edit]

Sukamuljo is the nephew of former world number 1 men's doubles player, Alvent Yulianto Chandra.[10]. His journey to become a Badminton athlete was not easy. He had to work hard to reach his dream. Sukamuljo had failed PB Djarum's general auditions in 2006. However, he refused to give up, and had begun training everyday, instead of his usual 4 days a week routine. With these additional hours, he finally managed to pass the audition at PB Djarum in 2007. After joining PB Djarum, Sukamuljo went through defeat after defeat. However, with a high fighting spirit, he showed his brilliance through numerous achievements and was finally elected to Pelatnas Cipayung. At first, Sukamuljo played in the Men's Singles discipline. However, he was then turned to the doubles disciplines, experimenting with Both the Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Initially, he didn't agree with playing Doubles. Nonetheless, he continued practice in the Doubles disciplines. Over time, Sukamuljo felt comfortable with the Doubles style of play, and became a Doubles specialist. In 2012, Sukamuljo was paired with Alfian Eko Prasetyo and won a bronze medal in the Men's Doubles discipline at the Asian Junior Badminton Championship in Korea. In 2013, he was paired with Masita Mahmudin in Mixed Doubles and won a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships. The following year (2014), Sukamuljo changed partners yet again, this time being paired with Selvanus Geh, in which the pair succeeded in winning the championship at the New Zealand Open. In 2015, Sukamuljo was paired with Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, who he managed to win several championships with, including: Chinese Taipei Master (2015), Malaysia Master (2016), China Open (2016), All England Open (2017), Japan Open (2017 ), BWF World Superseries Finals (2017), Hongkong Open (2017), and India Open (2018). With their achievements, they were granted BWF's Male Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

Awards[edit]

  • BWF Best Male Players of the Year (with Gideon): 2017,[8] 2018[9]
  • Indonesian Sport Awards (with Marcus Fernaldi Gideon):
    • Favorite Male Duo: 2018[11]
    • Athlete of the Year: 2018[12]

Achievements[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia M. Rian Ardianto
13–21, 21–18, 24–22 Gold Gold

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
18–21, 3–21 Silver Silver

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Singapore Indoor Stadium,
Singapore
Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ricky Karanda Suwardi
12–21, 22–24 Silver Silver

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Hua Mark Indoor Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
Indonesia Masita Mahmudin China Huang Kaixiang
China Chen Qingchen
18–21, 22–20, 21–23 Silver Silver

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Likas Indoor Stadium,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Indonesia Arya Maulana Aldiartama China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
16–21, 12–21 Bronze Bronze
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
Indonesia Alfian Eko Prasetya Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
Chinese Taipei Wu Hsiao-lin
20–22, 13–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (14 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[13] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[14]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Denmark Open (2) Super 750 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–14, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2019 China Open (3) Super 1000 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–18, 17–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2019 Japan Open (3) Super 750 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–18, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2019 Indonesia Open (2) Super 1000 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2019 Indonesia Masters (3) Super 500 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–17, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2019 Malaysia Masters (2) Super 500 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Malaysia Ong Yew Sin
Malaysia Teo Ee Yi
21–15, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 Hong Kong Open (2) Super 500 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–13, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China He Jiting
China Tan Qiang
25–27, 21–17, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 French Open Super 750 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Han Chengkai
China Zhou Haodong
21–23, 21–8, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Denmark Open (1) Super 750 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–15, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 Japan Open (2) Super 750 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–11, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 Indonesia Open (1) Super 1000 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Japan Takuto Inoue
Japan Yuki Kaneko
21–13, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 All England Open (2) Super 1000 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–18, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 India Open (3) Super 500 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
21–14, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2018 Indonesia Masters (2) Super 500 Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
11–21, 21–10, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

BWF Superseries (10 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the World Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 World Superseries Finals (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Liu Cheng
China Zhang Nan
21–16, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2017 Hong Kong Open (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21–12, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2017 China Open (2) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–19, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2017 Denmark Open Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Liu Cheng
China Zhang Nan
16–21, 24–22, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Japan Open (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Japan Takuto Inoue
Japan Yuki Kaneko
21–12, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2017 Korea Open Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
19–21, 21–19, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Malaysia Open (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Fu Haifeng
China Zheng Siwei
21–14, 14–21, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2017 India Open (2) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ricky Karanda Suwardi
21–11, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2017 All England Open (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–19, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2016 China Open (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–18, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2016 Australian Open (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ricky Karanda Suwardi
21–14, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2016 India Open (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ricky Karanda Suwardi
21–17, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Indonesia Masters (1) Indonesia Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira China Han Chengkai
China Zhou Haodong
21–16, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2016 Malaysia Masters (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
18–21, 21–13, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2015 Chinese Taipei Masters (1) Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Malaysia Hoon Thien How
Malaysia Lim Khim Wah
21–12, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2015 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon China Fu Haifeng
China Zhang Nan
13–21, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Indonesia Masters Indonesia Selvanus Geh Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Markis Kido
17–21, 22–20, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 New Zealand Open (1) Indonesia Selvanus Geh Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Lu Chia-bin
15–21, 23–21, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Bulgarian International Indonesia Selvanus Geh Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
Indonesia Ronald Alexander
21–19, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2014 Vietnam International Indonesia Selvanus Geh Australia Robin Middleton
Australia Ross Smith
21–14, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
2011 Singapore International Indonesia Lukhi Apri Nugroho Indonesia Agripina Pamungkas
Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
17–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline[edit]

Indonesian team[edit]

  • Junior level
Team Events 2012 2013
Asia Junior Championships QF Med 3.png Bronze
World Junior Championships 4th Silver Silver
  • Senior level
Team Events 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Southeast Asian Games Gold Gold N/A A N/A
Asian Games N/A Silver Silver N/A
Badminton Asia Championships N/A A N/A Gold Gold N/A
Thomas Cup N/A Silver Silver N/A Bronze Bronze N/A
Sudirman Cup Bronze Bronze N/A Group Stage N/A Bronze Bronze

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Junior level
Event 2012 2013
Asia Junior Championships Med 3.png Bronze Med 3.png Bronze
Event 2012 2013
World Junior Championships R3 (BD)
R4 (XD)
QF (BD)
Med 2.png Silver (XD)
  • Senior level
Event 2016 2019
Asian Badminton Championships QF Med 2.png Silver
Event 2015
Southeast Asian Games Med 2.png Silver
Event 2018
Asian Games Med 1.png Gold
Event 2017 2018 2019
BWF World Championships QF QF R2
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
BWF World Tour
Malaysia Malaysia Masters A W W (2016, 2019)
Indonesia Indonesian Masters W W W (2016, 2018, 2019)
England All England Open W R1 W (2017, 2018)
India India Open W A W (2016, 2017, 2018)
Malaysia Malaysia Open QF QF W (2017)
Singapore Singapore Open A SF SF (2017, 2019)
Indonesia Indonesia Open W W W (2018, 2019)
Japan Japan Open W W W (2017, 2018, 2019)
Thailand Thailand Open A QF SF (2015)
China China Open SF W W (2016, 2017, 2019)
South Korea Korea Open A QF F (2017)
Denmark Denmark Open W W W (2018, 2019)
France French Open F Report F (2018)
China Fuzhou China Open W Report W (2018)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open W Report W (2017, 2018)
China BWF World Tour Finals R2 Report W (2017)
Year-end Ranking[15] 1
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Superseries
England All England Open A QF (MD)
R2 (XD)
R1 W W (2017)
India India Open A W W W (2016, 2017)
Malaysia Malaysia Open A R1 R2 W W (2017)
Singapore Singapore Open A R2 QF SF SF (2017)
Australia Australian Open A W w/o W (2016)
Indonesia Indonesia Open R2 (MD)
R2 (XD)
R2 R2 R1 R2 (2014, 2015, 2016)
Japan Japan Open A R1 A W W (2017)
South Korea Korea Open A R1 A F F (2017)
Denmark Denmark Open A QF F F (2017)
France French Open A R2 w/o R2 (2016)
China China Open A W W W (2016, 2017)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open A QF R1 W W (2017)
BWF Superseries Finals NQ GS W W (2017)
Year-end Ranking 37 (MD)
183 (XD)
16 (MD)
238 (XD)
2 (MD)
316 (XD)
1
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Malaysia Malaysia Masters A R1 A W (MD)
R2 (XD)
A W (2016)
India Syed Modi International A N/A A R2 A R2 (2016)
Thailand Thailand Masters N/A R2 A R2 (2016)
Switzerland Swiss Open A SF A A SF (2015)
China China Masters SS A R1 A R1 (2015)
New Zealand New Zealand Open A W A SF A W (2014)
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open A QF (MD)
R1 (XD)
F A F (2015)
Vietnam Vietnam Open A R2 (MD)
R2 (XD)
SF A SF (2015)
Thailand Thailand Open A N/A SF A SF (2015)
Netherlands Dutch Open A R1 (MD)
R1 (XD)
A R1 (2014)
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Masters N/A W A N/A W (2015)
South Korea Korea Masters A R2 A R2 (2015)
Macau Macau Open A R2 A R2 (2015)
Indonesia Indonesian Masters R1 (MD) R2 (MD)
R1 (XD)
F (MD)
R2 (XD)
QF W N/A W (2016)
Year-end Ranking 294 (MD) 218 (MD)
536 (XD)
37 (MD)
183 (XD)
16 (MD)
238 (XD)
2 (MD)
316 (XD)
1
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Men's doubles results against World Tour Level 2–4 finalist, World Tour Finals semifinalists, World Superseries finalists, World Superseries Finals semifinalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists paired with:[16]

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon [edit]

Selvanus Geh [edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO". BWF. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "BWF WORLD RANKINGS - WEEK 11 (2017-03-16)". BWF. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ "BWF WORLD RANKINGS - WEEK 33 (2019-08-13)". BWF. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ https://bwfbadminton.com/player/80057/kevin-sanjaya-sukamuljo
  5. ^ "Pemain: Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo" (in Indonesian). Badminton Association of Indonesia. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Cerita Masa Kecil Kevin/Marcus, Juara Ganda Putra All England" (in Indonesian). Jawa Pos. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Kevin, Marcus new All England champions from Indonesia". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Gideon & Sukamuljo Win Top Honour". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Year-End Honours for Minions, Huang Yaqiong". Badminton World Federation. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Kevin Inginkan yang Terbaik" (in Indonesian). Kompas. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Inilah Daftar Terfavorit Indonesian Sport Awards 2018" (in Indonesian). Detik. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Yang Terbaik di Indonesian Sport Awards 2018" (in Indonesian). Detik. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  13. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  15. ^ "BWF World Rankings". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo's Profile – Head To Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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