Minarni

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Minarni Soedaryanto
Personal information
Birth nameMinarni
Country Indonesia
Born(1944-05-10)10 May 1944
Pasuruan, Dutch East Indies
Died May 14, 2003(2003-05-14) (aged 59)
Jakarta, Indonesia

Minarni (later Minarni Soedaryanto; 10 May 1944 in Pasuruan, East Java – 14 May 2003 in Pertamina Hospital, South Jakarta) was an Indonesian badminton player who won major titles around the world and who represented her country internationally between 1959 and 1975. In 1968 Minarni became the first Indonesian to reach the final of women's singles at the prestigious All-England Championships, and with Retno Kustijah formed the first of only two Indonesian women's doubles teams yet to capture the All-England title.[1] She also won titles at the Indonesian National Championships, the quadrennial Asian Games, the Asian Championships, and at the Malaysia, USA, Canadian, Singapore, and New Zealand Opens.[2] Minarni first played in the then triennial Uber Cup competition for Indonesia in her mid teens (1959).[3] In her last Uber Cup campaign (1974-1975) her excellent doubles play helped Indonesia to win its first women's world team title.[4]

May 10, 2019, on what would have been her 75th birthday, she was honored with a Google Doodle.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Open Tournaments[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1969 US Open Denmark Pernille Mølgaard Hansen 11–1, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1968 All England Open Sweden Eva Twedberg 6–11, 2–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1967 Singapore Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah 5–11, 11–6, retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah 11–4, 11–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1966 Malaysia Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah 11—5, 8–11, 11–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1970 Singapore Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang
Malaysia Teoh Siew Yong
15–11, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1969 US Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah United States Tyna Barinaga
United States Helen Tibbetts
15–6, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1969 Canada Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Canada Barbara Hood
Canada Marjory Shedd
15–3, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1968 All England Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Japan Noriko Takagi
Japan Hiroe Amano
15–5, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1967 Singapore Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Japan Noriko Takagi
Japan Hiroe Amano
15–6, 18–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang
Malaysia Teoh Siew Yong
15–7, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1966 Malaysia Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Indonesia Megah Idawati
Indonesia Tan Tjung Ing
15–5, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1969 Canada Open Indonesia Darmadi Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
Indonesia Retno Koestijah
15–5, 17–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1967 Singapore Open Indonesia Darmadi Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang
15–4, 15-5 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Darmadi Indonesia Tan Joe Hok
Indonesia Retno Koestijah
9–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 164, 166.
  2. ^ Scheele, 137, 204, 229, 230, 252, 253, 281, 282, 312, 313, 325, 334.
  3. ^ Scheele, 95.
  4. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 134, 135 .
  5. ^ "Minarni Soedarjanto's 75th Birthday". Google. Google. Retrieved 10 May 2019.