Verawaty Fadjrin

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Verawaty Fadjrin
Personal information
Birth nameVerawaty Wiharjo
Country Indonesia
Born (1957-10-01) October 1, 1957 (age 62)
Jakarta
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles & doubles, Mixed doubles
Political partyGerindra
Spouse(s)
Fadjrin Biduin Aham (m. 1979)

Verawaty Fadjrin (née Wiharjo; born 1 October 1957), is a former badminton player who won international titles spanning from the late 1970s to the end of the 1980s. Tall and powerful, at one time or another she played each of the three variations of the sport (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) at the highest world level.

Career[edit]

During a relatively brief period as a regular singles competitor, Verawaty won the 1980 IBF World Championships in Jakarta over fellow countrywoman Ivana Lie.[1] Verawaty had been runner-up to Denmark's Lene Koppen at the prestigious All-England Championships that year.[2] She won the Southeast Asian Games title in 1981 and the Indonesia Open in 1982. Most of her early titles in women's doubles were in partnership with Imelda Wiguno (Wigoeno). Together, they won the Asian Games (1978), the Danish Open (1979), the Canadian Open (1979), the All England (1979), and the Southeast Asian Games (1981). They were runners-up at the World Championships in 1980,[3] and Verawaty was runner-up at the 1982 All England with another fellow countrywoman Ruth Damayanti.[4]

Following a hiatus in her international badminton career from 1983 to 1985, Verawaty enjoyed impressive success in her late twenties and early thirties. She shared the women's doubles title at the Indonesia Open in 1986 and 1988, and finished second with Ivana Lie at the World Badminton Grand Prix in 1986. Her greatest success late in her career, however, came in mixed doubles, which she had rarely played earlier. She won the 1986 and 1988 Malaysia Opens with Bobby Ertanto and Eddy Hartono respectively. In 1989 Verawaty and Hartono won the World Badminton Grand Prix, and the Dutch and Indonesia Opens together. They also reached the final round of the 1989 IBF World Championships in Jakarta, but could not overcome South Korea's Chung Myung-hee and the formidable Park Joo-bong.

Verawaty led Indonesian Uber Cup (women's international) teams that finished second to Japan in 1978 and 1981, and to China in 1986. Of the seven matches won and the fourteen matches lost by Indonesia, collectively, in the final rounds of these three competitions, Verawaty was involved in six of the wins and only three of the losses. She also helped Indonesia win the Sudirman Cup (combined men's and women's team championship) over South Korea in 1989, her final year of international play.

Achievements[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Women's singles

1980 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round - - Bye
Second round Chinese Taipei Kong Chai Yee 11–1, 11–2 Win
Third round Japan Fumiko Tookairin 11–2, 11–0 Win
Quarterfinal Netherlands Joke van Beusekom 11–6, 11–1 Win
Semifinal Indonesia Taty Sumirah 11–4, 8–11, 11–3 Win
Final Indonesia Ivana Lie 11–1, 11–3 Gold Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Imelda Wiguna England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
12–15, 3–15 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Eddy Hartono South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Chung Myung-hee
9–15, 9–15 Silver Silver

World Cup[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1982 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Denmark Lene Koppen 2–11, 10–12 Silver Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 Tokyo, Japan Indonesia Imelda Wiguna Japan Emiko Ueno
Japan Yoshiko Yonekura
3–15, 7–15 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Eddy Hartono Denmark Steen Fladberg
England Gillian Gilks
15–8, 17–15 Gold Gold

World Badminton Grand Prix Finals[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Ivanna Lie South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
10–15, 6–15 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Singapore Indonesia Eddy Hartono Denmark Thomas Lund
Denmark Pernille Dupont
12–15, 15–7, 15–6 Gold Gold

Open Tournaments[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score Result
1982 Indonesia Open Japan Sumiko Kitada 11–8, 12–10 Winner
1980 All England Open Denmark Lene Koppen 2–11, 6–11 Runner-up
1979 Canada Open Japan Fumiko Tookairin 11–5, 7–11, 9–12 Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent in final Score Result
1989 Indonesia Open Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
7–15, 9–15 Runner-up
1988 Indonesia Open Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
15–6, 6–15, 15–8 Winner
1987 Indonesia Open Indonesia Susi Susanti Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
Indonesia Ivana Lie
4–15, 16–17 Runner-up
1986 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ivanna Lie Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
Indonesia Imelda Wiguna
17–15, 15–2 Winner
1986 China Open Indonesia Ivanna Lie South Korea Kim Yun-ja
South Korea Yoo Sang-hee
15–8, 15–10 Winner
1986 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ivanna Lie Japan Sumiko Kitada
Japan Harumi Kohhara
15–11, 15–8 Winner
1985 Malaysia Open Indonesia Dwi Elmiyati England Gillian Gowers
England Gillian Clark
10–15, 11–15 Runner-up
1982 All England Open Indonesia Ruth Damayanti China Lin Ying
China Wu Dixi
8–15, 5–15 Runner-up
1982 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ruth Damayanti England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
8–15, 11–15 Runner-up
1982 Japan Open Indonesia Ruth Damayanti England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
3–15, 15–7, 15–12 Runner-up
1979 Canada Open Indonesia Imelda Wiguna Japan Atsuko Tokuda
Japan Mikiko Takada
7–15, 15–12, 15–7 Winner
1979 All England Open Indonesia Imelda Wiguna Japan Atsuko Tokuda
Japan Mikiko Takada
15–3, 10–15, 15–5 Winner
1978 Denmark Open Indonesia Imelda Wiguna Japan Emiko Ueno
Japan Yoshiko Yonekura
15–8, 8–15, 15–4 Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent in final Score Result
1989 Indonesia Open Indonesia Eddy Hartono Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
15–7, 15–2 Winner
1989 Dutch Open Indonesia Eddy Hartono Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
15–5, 15–5 Winner
1988 Indonesia Open Indonesia Bobby Ertanto Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
9–15, 11–15 Runner-up
1988 Malaysia Open Indonesia Eddy Hartono China Wang Pengren
China Shi Fangjing
15–9, 15–7 Winner
1986 Badminton World Cup Indonesia Eddy Hartono Denmark Steen Fladberg
England Gillian Gilks
15–8, 17–15 Winner
1986 Malaysia Open Indonesia Bobby Ertanto Denmark Steen Fladberg
England Gillian Gilks
15–7, 18–15 Winner
1979 Canadian Open Indonesia Ade Chandra Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Imelda Wiguno
6–15, 1–15 Runner-up

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Willis, "The Eclipse of Lene," Badminton, August 1980, 22, 23.
  2. ^ Peter Jessup, "Again, it's Lene," Badminton, May 1980, 24, 33.
  3. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 110.
  4. ^ Pat Davis, "All Change at Wembley," World Badminton. June 1982, 12, 13.

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