Tjun Tjun

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Tjun Tjun
Personal information
Birth nameLiang Chun-sheng
Country Indonesia
Born (1952-10-04) 4 October 1952 (age 67)
Cirebon, Indonesia

Tjun Tjun (Chinese: 梁春生) is a former Chinese-Indonesian badminton player. Though a world level singles player early in his career, he became one of the sport's greatest ever doubles specialists. His game was notable for its speed, power, accuracy, and aggressiveness. He is the brother of Liang Qiu-xia, also a badminton player and coach.

Tjun Tjun became world champion in men's doubles with Johan Wahjudi at the very first IBF World Championships held in 1977.[1] They also won 6 of the 7 All England Open Badminton Championships held from 1974 through 1980.[2] They were clearly the world's number one team during this period, often beating fellow countrymen Christian Hadinata and Ade Chandra in the finals of major events. Playing one stint at singles and regularly in doubles (first with Rudy Hartono, and later with Wahjudi) Tjun Tjun won all of his matches in three consecutive Thomas Cup campaigns (1973, 1976, 1979), all of which resulted in world team titles for Indonesia.[3] He was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2009.

Achievements[edit]

IBF World Championships[edit]

1977 IBF World Championships – Men's Doubles (1)
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
1st Indonesia Johan Wahjudi - - Bye
2nd - - Bye
3rd India Uday Pawar
India Pradeep Gandhe
Win
QF England David Eddy
England Eddy Sutton
15–14, 15–5 Win
SF Sweden Bengt Fröman
Sweden Thomas Kihlström
15–7, 15–11 Win
Final Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Ade Chandra
15–6, 15–4 Gold Gold

Other Tournament[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
Asian Games
1 Men's doubles 1974 Tehran, IRI
Open Championships
1 Men's doubles 1972, 1973, 1974 Denmark Open
Mixed doubles 1974
1 Men's doubles 1977 Swedish Open
1 Men's doubles 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 All England
2 1973, 1981

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1973 German Open Sweden Sture Johnsson 5–15, 15–12, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1973 Singapore Open Indonesia Iie Sumirat 3–15, 14–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1973 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
1–15, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1973 German Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–4, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1973 Denmark Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1973 Singapore Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–11, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1974 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–8, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1974 Denmark Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Iie Sumirat
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1975 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–11, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1975 Denmark Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–6, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1977 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–7, 18–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1977 Swedish Open Indonesia Ade Chandra 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1977 BWF World Championships Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–6, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1978 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–12, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1979 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Sweden Stefan Karlsson
Sweden Claes Nordin
17–16, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1980 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi England Ray Stevens
England Mike Tredgett
10–15, 15–9, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1981 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
9–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mix's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1975 Denmark Open Indonesia Regina Masli Denmark Klaus Kaagaard
Netherlands Joke van Beusekom
15–6, 7–15, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 109.
  2. ^ Davis, 107.
  3. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 125-128.