Susi Susanti

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Susi Susanti
Susi Susanti.jpg
Susanti carrying a torch fire during the 2018 Asian Games Torch Relay Concert in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Personal information
Full nameLucia Francisca Susy Susanti
Birth nameOng Lien Hiang
王蓮香
Country Indonesia
Born (1971-02-11) 11 February 1971 (age 48)
Tasikmalaya, Indonesia
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Career record274 Win, 35 Loss
Highest ranking1

Lucia Francisca Susy Susanti (born 11 February 1971 in Tasikmalaya, West Java[1]) is a retired Indonesian badminton player. Relatively small of stature, she combined quick and graceful movement with elegant shotmaking technique, and regarded by many as one of the greatest women's singles player of all time.[2] Sometimes her name is also spelled Susi Susanti. She is the first Indonesian Olympic gold medalist and the only Indonesian woman until Lilyana Natsir won gold in 2016.

Career[edit]

She won the women's singles gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain and the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, United States. She retired from the world badminton circuit not long after her marriage to Alan Budikusuma (who had also won a badminton singles gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics) in February 1997. Susanti was the most dominant women's singles player in the first half of the 1990s, winning the All-England in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994, the World Badminton Grand Prix finale five times consecutively from 1990 to 1994 as well as in 1996, and the IBF World Championships in 1993. She is the only female player to hold the Olympic, World Championship, and All-England singles titles simultaneously. She won the Japan Open three times and the Indonesian Open five times. She also won numerous Badminton Grand Prix Series events and five Badminton World Cups. She led the Indonesian team to victory over perennial champion China in the 1994 and 1996 Uber Cup (women's world team) competitions. All of this came during a relatively strong period in women's international badminton. Her chief competitors early in her prime years were the Chinese players Tang Jiuhong and Huang Hua, and, later, China's Ye Zhaoying and the Korean Bang Soo-hyun.

Susanti was inducted into the International Badminton Federation (IBF, currently BWF) Hall of Fame in May 2004, and received the Herbert Scheele Trophy in 2002.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Alan Budikusuma (Chinese: 魏仁芳), a men's badminton Olympic gold medalist (also in 1992) and one of the top men's players in the history of the sport, a former Chinese Indonesian badminton player who excelled at the world level from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Together they have three children Laurencia Averina, born 1999.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain Spain

Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 64 Bye
Round of 32 Japan Harumi Kohara 11–2, 11–2 Win
Round of 16 Hong Kong Wong Chun Fan 11–4, 11–2 Win
Quarterfinals Thailand Somharuthai Jaroensiri 11–6, 11–1 Win
Semifinals China Huang Hua 11–4, 11–1 Win
Final South Korea Bang Soo Hyun 5–11, 11–5, 11–3 Gold Gold

1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States of America United States

Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 64 Bye
Round of 32 Canada Doris Piche 11–1, 11–3 Win
Round of 16 Poland Katarzyna Krasowska 11–4, 11–0 Win
Quarterfinals China Han Jingna 3–11, 11–4, 11–8 Win
Semifinals South Korea Bang Soo Hyun 9–11, 8–11 Lost
Bronze Medal Match South Korea Kim Ji-Hyun 11–4, 11–1 Bronze Bronze

World Championships[edit]

Women's Singles

1995 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Trinidad and Tobago Debra O'Connor 11–2, 11–0 Win
Second round Canada Robbyn Hermitage 11–0, 11–1 Win
Third round New Zealand Julie Still 11–4, 11–2 Win
Fourth round China Yao Yan 11–7, 11–8 Win
Quarterfinal China Zhang Ning 11–7, 11–7 Win
Semifinal China Ye Zhaoying 11–5, 8–11, 2–11 Bronze Bronze
1993 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Netherlands Monique Hoogland 11–4, 11–2 Win
Second round Scotland Sonya McGinn 11–2, 11–1 Win
Third round Denmark Anne Sondergaard 11–6, 11–0 Win
Fourth round China Hu Ning 11–2, 11–5 Win
Quarterfinal South Korea Lee Heung-soon 2–11, 11–3, 11–2 Win
Semifinal China Ye Zhaoying 12–10, 12–10 Win
Finals South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 7–11, 11–9, 11–3 Gold Gold
1991 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Japan Hisako Mizui 11–7, 11–5 Win
Second round Iceland Asa Palsdottir 11–2, 11–0 Win
Third round Austria Irina Serova 11–4, 11–8 Win
Fourth round Sweden Christine Gandrup 11–8, 11–1 Win
Quarterfinal China Zhou Lei 11–5, 11–6 Win
Semifinal China Tang Jiuhong 4–11, 1–11 Bronze Bronze

World Cup[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia China Ye Zhaoying 11–8, 11–5 Gold Gold
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia China Wang Chen 11–7, 11–4 Gold Gold
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia China Ye Zhaoying 9–12, 11–2, 9–12 Silver Silver
1994 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 12–9, 11–6 Gold Gold
1993 New Delhi, India Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 11–7, 11–5 Gold Gold
1990 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 5–11, 11–1, 11–12 Silver Silver
1989 Guangzhou, China China Han Aiping 11–5, 11–4 Gold Gold

World Badminton Grand Prix Finals[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Ye Zhaoying 4–11, 4–11 Silver Silver
1996 Denpasar, Indonesia China Ye Zhaoying 11–4, 11–1 Gold Gold
1994 Bangkok, Thailand China Ye Zhaoying 4–11, 12–10, 11–4 Gold Gold
1993 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Ye Zhaoying 11–3, 12–9 Gold Gold
1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 9–11, 11–3, 11–4 Gold Gold
1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia South Korea Lee Heung-soon 9–11, 11–8, 11–1 Gold Gold
1990 Denpasar, Indonesia China Tang Jiuhong 8–11, 11–5, 12–10 Gold Gold
     World Badminton Grand Prix Finals

Asian Games[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium
Hiroshima, Japan
Japan Hisako Mizui 4–11, 5–11 Bronze Bronze
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Tang Jiuhong 11–7, 1–11, 7–11 Bronze Bronze

Asia Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1988 Bandar Lampung, Indonesia China Tang Jiuhong Bronze Bronze

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Chiang Mai, Thailand Thailand Thailand Somharuthai Jaroensiri 11–4, 11–0 Gold Gold(3)
1991 Manila, Philippines Philippines Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 5–11, 11–8, 11–2 Gold Gold(2)
1989 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani Gold Gold(1)
1987 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia Elizabeth Latief 5–11, 9–11 Silver Silver

IBF World Grand Prix[edit]

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent in the Final Score Result
1998 Singapore Open China Ye Zhaoying 5–11, 6–11, 2–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Vietnam Open Germany Xu Huaiwen 11–4, 11–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Indonesia Open Indonesia Meiluawati 11–4, 11–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Malaysia Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–5, 11–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Chinese Taipei Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–5, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Indonesia Open China Wang Chen 11–8, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Japan Open China Ye Zhaoying 7–11, 8–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Korea Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 3–11, 11–7, 11–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Indonesia Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–1, 12–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Malaysia Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–1, 11–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Japan Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–7, 12–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Indonesia Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 2–11, 11–0, 11–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Thailand Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 11–5, 12–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Malaysia Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–3, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Japan Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–6, 10–12, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 All England Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–5, 11–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Kim Ji-hyun 11–2, 11–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Dutch Open Denmark Camilla Martin 11–7, 11–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 German Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–6, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Korea Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 9–12, 5–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Thailand Open Thailand Somharuthai Jaroensiri 12–10, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Indonesia Open China Ye Zhaoying 9–11, 11–12 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Malaysia Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 11–6, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 All England Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 4–11, 11–4, 11–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Thailand Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–7, 11–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Hong Kong Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–5, 6–11, 7–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 German Open Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 11–7, 10–12, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Japan Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–2, 11–0 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Denmark Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 11–3, 11–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Swedish Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 11–2, 11–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Thailand Open South Korea Lee Heung-soon 11–7, 11–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Denmark Open China Huang Hua 11–5, 6–11, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Indonesia Open South Korea Lee Heung-soon 11–8, 11–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 All England Open Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 0–11, 11–2, 11–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Japan Open China Huang Hua 3–11, 6–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Chinese Taipei Open Thailand Somharuthai Jaroensiri 11–1, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Indonesia Open South Korea Lee Young-suk 11–1, 8–11, 4–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 All England Open China Huang Hua 12–11, 11–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Indonesia Open China Huang Hua 7–11, 0–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Chinese Taipei Open Sweden Christine Gandrup 11–8, 3–11, 7–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 All England Open China Li Lingwei 8–11, 4–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent in the Final Score Result
1987 Indonesia Open Indonesia Verawaty Fadjrin Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
Indonesia Ivana Lie
4–15, 16–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

International Series[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open Australia Anna Lao 11–1, 11–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open Australia Lisa Campbell Australia Rhonda Cator
Australia Anna Lao
8–15, 2–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata Hong Kong He Tim
Australia Anna Lao
11–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References[edit]

  1. ^ olympic.org
  2. ^ Leigh, James (21 May 1995). "Badminton: Shock defeat for Susanti". The Independent. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/25/sports/atlanta-1996-badminton-indonesia-this-no-picnic-southeast-asia-respect-rides.html#h[]

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