Rudy Gunawan (Chinese: 郭宏源) (born in Solo, Central Java, December 31, 1966, age 48 years) is a well-known Indonesian badminton player in the era of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is one of the best doubles players ever to play for Indonesia. Rudy Gunawan won various international championships, both in the men's doubles and mixed doubles events. He has paired up with players such as Eddy Hartono, Rosiana Tendean, Bambang Suprianto, and Ricky Subagja. He was on the Thomas Cup team of Indonesia five times (1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1996) but only won gold in 1994 and 1996. In addition, he helped strengthen the Indonesian team in the race for 1989 Sudirman Cup.
Rudy Gunawan twice competed in the Summer Olympics. In the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the pair of Rudy Gunawan / Eddy Hartono gained a silver medal after losing in the final of the legendary players of Korea, Park Joo Bong / Kim Moon Soo. In the semifinals Eddy Hartono / Gunawan conquer the mainstay of China, Li Yongbo / Column Bingyi who were at that time champion contenders. While in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Rudy Gunawan paired with Bambang Suprianto lost in the round of 16.
Rudy Gunawan retired from competitive badminton following the 1996 season, and turned to Christian ministry work in Indonesian villages. In 1999 he went to California for study and received a B.A. degree in theology from Promise Christian University . He is currently serving as a senior pastor in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Although he has retired from the Indonesian badminton team, he has not retired from the sport. As of 2014, he currently is a coach at the Orange County Badminton Club located in Orange County, California and is also a coach of the USA national badminton team. Not only does he coach, but he is also a professional player again making a comeback into professional badminton with partner Ryan Chew. As of 2015 he currently ranked 132 in Men's Doubles.