Muljadi

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Muljadi
Personal information
Birth nameAng Tjin Siang
Country Indonesia
Born(1942-09-11)11 September 1942
Jember, Dutch East Indies
Died March 14, 2010(2010-03-14) (aged 67)
Malang, Indonesia

Muljadi (formerly known as Ang Tjin Siang 翁振祥) was a world class badminton player who represented Indonesia between 1963 and 1973. Muljadi's career spanned two separate eras of Indonesian domination of the then triennial Thomas Cup (men's international team) competition: 1958 to 1964 and 1970 to 1979. Though he occasionally dropped matches in earlier Thomas Cup rounds, he was undefeated in singles (6-0) in four consecutive final round showdowns (1964, 1967, 1970, 1973),[1] a record unmatched by better known teammates such as Ferry Sonneville, Tan Joe Hok, and Rudy Hartono. He won several Indonesian national singles titles during the 1960s as well as the French Open (1966), the Asian Championships (1969), and individual honors in the Asian Games (1966).[2] He was runnerup to Hartono at the prestigious All-England Championships in 1971 but defeated Hartono to win the U.S. Open title that year.[3][4] Muljadi died on 14 March 2010.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Open Tournaments[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1966 French Open Denmark Erland Kops 15–6, 6–15, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1969 US Open Indonesia Rudy Hartono 9–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1970 Singapore Open Indonesia Darmadi 18–16, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1971 US Open Indonesia Rudy Hartono 15–8, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1971 All England Indonesia Rudy Hartono 1—15, 5—15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1966 French Open Indonesia Wong Pek Shen 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Davis, TheGuinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 123 - 125.
  2. ^ Herbert Scheele, The International Badminton Federstion Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 174, 204, 225, 334.
  3. ^ Tyna Barinaga, "The All-England", Badminton USA, May 1971, 14.
  4. ^ "U.S. national: closed/open", Badminton USA, May 1971, 4,5.
  5. ^ "Satu Lagi Legenda Bulutangkis Meninggal Dunia". JPNN.com (in Indonesian). 15 March 2010.