Sony Dwi Kuncoro
|Sony Dwi Kuncoro|
Sony Dwi Kuncoro at the 2013 French Open Superseries
July 7, 1984 |
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current ranking||154 (February 12, 2015)|
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Major achievements
- 4 Participation at Indonesian Team
- 5 References
- 6 External links
When he was young, he joined the Suryanaga Surabaya badminton club. His parents are Moch. Sumadji (father) and Asmiati (mother). His hobbies are fixing automobiles and hanging-out or travelling. Generally people call him Sony, which can also be spelled as Soni.
2004 Summer Olympics
Kuncoro played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, defeating M. Roslin Hashim of Malaysia and Jim Ronny Andersen of Norway in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Kuncoro defeated Park Tae-sang of Korea 15-13, 15-4. Kuncoro advanced to the semifinals, in which he lost to Shon Seung-mo of Korea 15-6, 9-15, 15-9. Playing in the bronze medal match, he defeated Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand by a score of 15-11, 17-16 for the bronze medal.
2007 BWF World Championships
He became runner up at the 2007 IBF World Championships after losing to Lin Dan in straight sets with score 11-21 20-22 in Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.But, in his road through the final, he defeated Lee Chong Wei in the third round 21-9 21-11, Peter Gade in the quarter final, 22-20 21-18. He also beat Chen Yu in the semifinal with 3 tough game
2009 BWF World Championships
He was bronze medalist at the 2009 BWF World Championships, again losing to Lin Dan, but this time with 3 sets, 16-21 21-14 15-21. En route to the semi, he beat Lee Chong Wei (world number one) in the quarter finals with 21-16 14-21 21-12.
He was also being the runner up in World Junior Championships in 2000, defeated by Bao Chunlai. He also had good result in Asian Badminton Championships, with two titles. On September 23, 2007, Sony won the Chinese Taipei Open after beating Taufik Hidayat at the final round by 18-21, 21-6, 21-13. Sony has also won the men's singles gold medal twice at the Southeast Asian Games (2003, 2005). At the SEA Games in 2007 and 2009, Sony helped the Indonesia win gold at the men's team event. In June 2008, Sony won the Indonesia Open Super Series after beating Simon Santoso in the final round by scores of 19-21, 21-14, 21-9 in Istora Senayan, Jakarta. In September 2008 Sony won the Japan Open Super Series after beating Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia in straight sets 21-17, 21-11 in the final round. Also in September 2008 he captured the China Masters Super Series by beating China's Chen Jin 21-19, 21-18 in the final, thus becoming the first player to win men's singles at three consecutive "super series" tournaments.
In 2009, his best performance in Super Series was being the semifinalist in Indonesia Open Super Series, beaten by Taufik Hidayat, 17-21 14-21 and in Denmark Open Super Series by Marc Zwiebler of Germany with three tough games. In December, once again he helped Indonesia to be the best in Southeast Asian Games, beating Malaysia in the men teams final. He also finished second in the individual event, beaten by his teammate Simon Santoso.
In 2012, he won the Men's Single title in Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after defeat China's Chen Yuekun in straight games, 21-17, 21-14. In the semi final, he beat the first seed from China, Lin Dan also in straight games, 21-17, 21-16.
In 2013, he started the year by becoming the semifinalist in 2013 Korea Open Super Series Premier, beaten by Du Pengyu, 12-21 17-21 and in 2013 Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold, giving walkover to Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka. He became the finalist in 2013 Malaysia Open Super Series, beaten by Lee Chong Wei, 7-21 8-21 and in 2013 Hong Kong Open Super Series, again beaten by Lee Chong Wei, 13-21 9-21.
Kuncoro competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's singles and won the bronze medal.
|2004 Summer Olympics – Men's Singles|
|First round||Roslin Hashim||15–6, 9–15, 15–8||Win|
|Second round||Jim Ronny Andersen||15–7, 15–6||Win|
|Quarterfinal||Park Tae-sang||15–13, 15–4||Win|
|Semifinal||Shon Seung-mo||6–15, 15–9, 9–15||Lost|
|Bronze medal match||Boonsak Ponsana||15–11, 17–16||Bronze|
|2009 BWF World Championships – Men's Singles|
|First round||Michael Lahnsteiner||21–13, 21–9||Win|
|Second round||Przemysław Wacha||21–12, 21–13||Win|
|Third round||Chetan Anand||21–16, 21–16||Win|
|Quarterfinal||Lee Chong Wei||21–16, 14–21, 21–12||Win|
|Semifinal||Lin Dan||14–21, 21–13, 15–21||Bronze|
|2007 BWF World Championships – Men's Singles|
|First round||Chetan Anand||11–21, 21–14, 21–18||Win|
|Second round||Yousuke Nakanishi||21–15, 21–16||Win|
|Third round||Lee Chong Wei||21–11, 21–9||Win|
|Quarterfinal||Peter Gade||22–20, 21–18||Win|
|Semifinal||Chen Yu||18–21, 21–13, 21–15||Win|
|Final||Lin Dan||11–21, 20–22||Silver|
|2005||Hyderabad, India||Kuan Beng Hong||15–10, 15–5||Gold (3)|
|2004||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Taufik Hidayat||12–15, 15–7, 6–15||Silver|
|2003||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Taufik Hidayat||15–5, 7–15, 15–8||Gold (2)|
|2002||Bangkok, Thailand||Taufik Hidayat||15–12, 15–5||Gold (1)|
The BWF Super Series, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). A season of Super Series features twelve tournaments around the world, including five elevated as Premier Series, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Super Series Masters Finals held at the year end.
|2013||Hong Kong Open||Lee Chong Wei||13–21, 9–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Malaysia Open||Lee Chong Wei||7–21, 8–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Singapore Open (1)||Boonsak Ponsana||21–19, 21–18||Winner|
|2008||China Masters (1)||Chen Jin||21–16, 21–16||Winner|
|2008||Japan Open (1)||Lee Chong Wei||21–17, 21–11||Winner|
|2008||Indonesia Open (1)||Simon Santoso||19–21, 21–14, 21–9||Winner|
|2012||Malaysia Masters||Lee Chong Wei||21–17, 8–21, 10–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Indonesian Masters (1)||Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka||21–11, 21–11||Winner|
|2012||Thailand Open (1)||Chen Yuekun||21–17, 21–14||Winner|
|2007||Chinese Taipei Open (1)||Taufik Hidayat||18–21, 21–6, 21–13||Winner|
Participation at Indonesian Team
- BWF World Ranking
- "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 2006-12-15.
- "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sony Dwi Kuncoro.|
- BWF Player Profile
- His profile in Republika Online (Indonesian)
- Sony Dwi Kuncoro Harapan Baru Tunggal Pria Indonesia (Indonesian)