Ricky Subagja

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Ricky Subagja
Personal information
Birth nameRicky Achmad Soebagdja
Country Indonesia
Born (1971-01-27) 27 January 1971 (age 48)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
Political partyDemokrat
Spouse(s)
Elsa Manora Nasution
(m. 2000; div. 2006)

Novani Citra Kresna
(m. 2010; div. 2017)

Ricky Subagja (born 27 January 1971) is a former Indonesian badminton player. He was rated among the greatest doubles specialists in the sport's history.

Career[edit]

In 1993 the fast moving, faster hitting Subagja won men's doubles at the then biennial IBF World Championships in Birmingham, England with fellow countryman Rudy Gunawan. However, Subagja's regular partner for most the 90s was another fellow countryman, the equally fast and hard-hitting Rexy Mainaky, and they formed the most successful team of the decade. Subagja and Mainaky won more than thirty international titles together, including all of badminton's major championships at least once. They captured Olympic gold at Atlanta in 1996, the IBF World Championships in 1995 at Lausanne, Switzerland (a repeat title for Subagja), and the prestigious All-England Championships back to back in 1995 and 1996. A partial listing of their other titles includes the open championships of the five strongest nations in men's badminton: China (1992), Indonesia (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999), Malaysia (1993, 1994, 1997), South Korea (1995, 1996), and Denmark (1998); as well as the World Badminton Grand Prix (1992, 1994, 1996), the Badminton World Cup (1993, 1995, 1997), and the quadrennial Asian Games (1994, 1998).

Subagja and Mainaky were bronze medalists at the 1997 IBF World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals at both the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. They paired together on Indonesian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams that won consecutive world team titles in 1994, 1996, and 1998.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
5–15, 15–13, 15–12 Gold Gold

World Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
9–15, 15–2, 12–15 Bronze Bronze
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15–5, 15–2 Gold Gold
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England Indonesia Rudy Gunawan Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–11, 15–3 Gold Gold

World Cup[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Rexy Mainaky South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–1, 10–15, 15–3 Gold Gold
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15–4, 15–9 Gold Gold
1993 New Delhi, India Indonesia Rexy Mainaky China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
15–7, 12–15, 15–9 Gold Gold
1992 Guangzhou, China Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
10–15, 11–15 Silver Silver

Asian Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
Thailand Siripong Siripool
15–5, 15–10 Gold Gold
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–10, 15–2 Gold Gold

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Rexy Mainaky China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
11–15, 15–12, 14–17 Bronze Bronze

Asian Cup[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing, China Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–8, 15–7 Gold Gold

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
4–15, 17–14, 11–15 Silver Silver
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
13–15, 9–15 Silver Silver
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,
Singapore
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
7–15, 15–11, 7–15 Silver Silver
1991 Manila, Philippines Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Jalani Sidek
Malaysia Razif Sidek
6–15, 15–12, 6–15 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Manila, Philippines Indonesia Rosiana Tendean Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
15–6, 15–13 Gold Gold

IBF World Grand Prix[edit]

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Korea Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
8–15, 15–9, 4–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–12, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–5, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Denmark Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–11, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Singapore Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
5–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Vietnam Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Malaysia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
17–15, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Japan Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–11, 7–15, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–4, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 China Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
12–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 All England Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–6, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Korea Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
15–5, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Japan Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–8, 12–15, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Singapore Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–7, 18–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 All England Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–12, 15–18, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Japan Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–8, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Korea Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15–6, 11–15, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–10, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–12, 14–17, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
10–15, 15–4, 18–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Singapore Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
15–6, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Malaysia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15–5, 18–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 All England Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
12–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Swedish Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–11, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Korea Open Indonesia Denny Kantono Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
14–17, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Japan Open Indonesia Denny Kantono Thailand Sakrapee Thongsari
Thailand Pramote Teerawiwatana
15–11, 12–15, 18–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–11, 10–15, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 German Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
14–17, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Richard Mainaky
15–13 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Malaysia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–7, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Swedish Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–12, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
15–11, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Thailand Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–9, 12–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–13, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 China Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
17–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Indonesia Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
12–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 U.S. Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
13–18, 15–13, 3–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Dutch Open Indonesia Bagus Setiadi Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
10–15, 4–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 French Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
16–18, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Canadian Open Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
11–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Polish International Indonesia Rexy Mainaky Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Dicky Purwotjugiono
15–12, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

References[edit]

  • Smash – Ricky Subagja
  • Profile in Koni
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ricky Subagja". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.