Sarwendah Kusumawardhani

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Sarwendah Kusumawardhani
Personal information
Birth nameSarwendah Kusumawardhani Sukiran
Country Indonesia
Born (1967-08-22) 22 August 1967 (age 52)
Malang, Indonesia
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles

Sarwendah Kusumawardhani Sukiran (born August 22, 1967)[1] is a retired female badminton player from Indonesia.

Career[edit]

Kusumawardhani rated among the world's leading singles players in the late 1980s and early 1990s, though she was somewhat overshadowed by her younger Indonesian teammate, Susi Susanti. Her titles included the Dutch Open (1987, 1991, 1992), the Swiss Open (1990, 1991), the Malaysia Open (1991), the Badminton World Cup (1990), and the Southeast Asian Games (1991). Kusumawardhani came close in badminton's three most prestigious tournaments for individual players. She was a bronze medalist at the 1989 IBF World Championships and a silver medalist to China's Tang Jiuhong at the tournament's next edition in 1991. She was also runner-up at the venerable All-England Championships in 1991, this time to Susanti. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics won by Susanti, Kusumawardhani missed reaching the medal rounds by the narrowest of margins, losing in the quarterfinals.[2] She is married to Hermawan Susanto who was one of Indonesia's and the world's leading men's singles players in the 1990s.

IBF World Championships[edit]

Women's Singles

1991 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Italy Petra Schrott 11–1, 11–1 Win
Second round Netherlands Sonja Mellink 11–2, 11–6 Win
Third round Malaysia Tan Mei Chuan 11–2, 11–5 Win
Fourth round Russia Elena Rybkina 11–8, 11–8 Win
Quarterfinal England Helen Troke 11–0, 11–3 Win
Semifinal South Korea Lee Heung-soon 2–11, 11–7, 11–6 Win
Finals China Tang Jiuhong 6–11, 1–11 Silver Silver
1989 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Poland Marzena Masiuk 11–1, 11–0 Win
Second round Australia Tracey Small 11–0, 11–2 Win
Third round England Helen Troke 12–9, 11–5 Win
Fourth round Denmark Kirsten Fladberg 11–5, 7–11, 11–3 Win
Quarterfinal Netherlands Eline Coene 11–6, 6–11, 11–7 Win
Semifinal China Huang Hua 11–8, 7–11, 2–11 Bronze Bronze

Open Tournaments[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in the Final Score Result
1992 German Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 7-11, 12-10, 8-11 Runner-up
1992 Indonesia Open China Ye Zhaoying 7-11, 6-11 Runner-up
1992 Dutch Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 11-4, 11-8 Winner
1991 China Open China Huang Hua 12-11, 6-11, 2-11 Runner-up
1991 Dutch Open Netherlands Eline Coene 11-3, 11-3 Winner
1991 Malaysia Open China Tang Jiuhong 12-11, 11-1 Winner
1991 All England Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 0-11, 11-2, 6-11 Runner-up
1987 Dutch Open Netherlands Eline Coene 12-11, 12-11 Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sarwendah Kusumawardhani". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Badminton at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Women's Singles". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-07-03.

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