Retno Kustijah

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Retno Kustijah
Personal information
Birth nameRetno Kustijah
Country Indonesia
Born (1942-06-19) 19 June 1942 (age 77)
Kebumen, Dutch East Indies

Retno Kustijah (name sometimes appears as Retno Koestijah) is a former badminton player from Indonesia who competed internationally from the early 1960s to the early 1970s.

Career[edit]

Though she played singles in high level events, Kustijah's greatest success came in women's doubles with regular partner Minarni. They were the first of only two Indonesian teams to win women's doubles at the prestigious All-England Championships (1968).[1] Their titles together included the quadrennial Asian Games (1962, 1966), and the Malaysia (1966, 1967), Singapore (1967), New Zealand (1968), Canadian (1969), and U.S. (1969) Opens.[2] Kustijah also won mixed doubles at the 1967 Malaysia Open with Tan Joe Hok and at the 1971 Asian Championships with Christian Hadinata. She was a member of Indonesian teams which finished second to Japan in the 1969 and 1972 Uber Cup (women's world team) championships.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Open Tournaments[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1967 Singapore Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto 11–5, 6–11, retired 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto 4–11, 7–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1966 Malaysia Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto 5–11, 11–8, 1–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1969 Canadian Open Sweden Eva Twedberg 1–11, 2–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1970 Singapore Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang
Malaysia Teoh Siew Yong
15–11, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1969 US Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto United States Tyna Barinaga
United States Helen Tibbetts
15–6, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1969 Canada Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto Canada Barbara Hood
Canada Marjory Shedd
15–3, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1968 All England Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto Japan Noriko Takagi
Japan Hiroe Amano
15–5, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1967 Singapore Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto Japan Noriko Takagi
Japan Hiroe Amano
15–6, 18–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto Malaysia Rosalind Singha Ang
Malaysia Teoh Siew Yong
15–7, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1966 Malaysia Open Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto 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 Malaysia Ng Boon Bee Indonesia Darmadi
Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto
5–15, 15–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Tan Joe Hok Indonesia Darmadi
Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto
15–9, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 108.
  2. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 137, 230, 252, 253, 281, 282, 313, 334.
  3. ^ Davis, 133, 134.