Ardy Bernardus Wiranata (born 10 February 1970) was an Indonesian badminton player who rated among the top singles players in the world (several of whom were fellow Indonesians) during most of the 1990s. Quick, supple, and powerful, he won numerous international events and arguably had the best overall record of any player in the first half of the decade. Born in Jakarta, Wiranata trained at the PB Djarum. His achievements began when won the invitation World Junior Championships in 1987 in the boys' singles and mixed doubles event partnered with Susi Susanti. Afterwards, he managed to competing in the senior tournament, by become the runner-up at the 1989 IBF World Championships.[1]

Ardy B. Wiranata
Personal information
Birth nameArdy Bernardus Wiranata
Country Indonesia
Born (1970-02-10) 10 February 1970 (age 50)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1

Wiranata earned the silver medal in singles at the 1992 Summer Olympics, losing the final to fellow countryman Alan Budikusuma. He also won the silver medal at the 1989 IBF World Championships, and bronze medals at this competition in 1991 and 1993. His first-place finishes included the prestigious All-England men's singles in 1991, three Japan Opens, and six Indonesian Open singles championships between 1990 and 1997, where he dominated his teammates.[2] Wiranata also won the Malaysia (1993), Singapore (1994), Korea (1994), Swedish (1997), and U.S. (2000) Opens, as well as the Badminton World Cup (1991) and the World Badminton Grand Prix Final (1994). He clinched the decisive third point for Indonesia against Malaysia in the final of the 1994 Thomas Cup (men's world team championship) in Jakarta.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain   Alan Budikusuma 12–15, 13–18   Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Joko Suprianto 14–18, 3–15   Bronze
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Zhao Jianhua 2–15, 15–10, 6–15   Bronze
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Yang Yang 10–15, 15–2, 5–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia   Alan Budikusuma 10–15, 3–15   Bronze
1991 Macau, China   Zhao Jianhua 12–15, 15–7, 15–10   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Hendrawan 15–18, 10–15   Bronze
1988 Bandar Lampung, Indonesia   Xiong Guobao 6–15, 7–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex, Chiang Mai, Thailand   Joko Suprianto 10–15, 9–15   Silver
1991 Manila, Philippines   Joko Suprianto 15–4, 15–6   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2000 U.S Open   Anders Boesen 10–15, 15–1, 15–5   Winner
1997 Indonesia Open   Marleve Mainaky 15–9, 15–3   Winner
1997 Swedish Open   Budi Santoso 15–10, 15–10   Winner
1995 Grand Prix Finals   Joko Suprianto 3–15, 15–6, 6–15   Runner-up
1995 Indonesia Open   Joko Suprianto 15–9, 14–17, 15–9   Winner
1995 Malaysia Open   Alan Budikusuma 5–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1994 Grand Prix Finals   Alan Budikusuma 9–15, 15–7, 15–5   Winner
1994 China Open   Alan Budikusuma 10–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1994 Hong Kong Open   Hariyanto Arbi 9–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1994 Indonesia Open   Joko Suprianto 15–9, 15–8   Winner
1994 Singapore Open   Hermawan Susanto 15–10, 4–15, 15–9   Winner
1994 All England Open   Hariyanto Arbi 12–15, 14–17   Runner-up
1994 Korea Open   Hermawan Susanto 15–5, 15–8   Winner
1994 Japan Open   Hariyanto Arbi 12–15, 15–6, 15–3   Winner
1993 China Open   Joko Suprianto 8–15, 15–5, 7–15   Runner-up
1993 Malaysia Open   Hariyanto Arbi 11–15, 15–5, 17–14   Winner
1992 Singapore Open   Zhao Jianhua 3–15, 1–15   Runner-up
1992 Indonesia Open   Joko Suprianto 15–7, 6–15, 15–9   Winner
1992 Japan Open   Zhao Jianhua 11–15, 15–7, 15–10   Winner
1992 Chinese Taipei Open   Hermawan Susanto 8–15, 15–0, 15–7   Winner
1991 Indonesia Open   Joko Supriyanto 15–7, 15–5   Winner
1991 All England Open   Foo Kok Keong 15–12, 15–10   Winner
1991 Swedish Open   Fung Permadi 15–11, 15–6   Winner
1991 Japan Open   Wu Wenkai 12–15, 15–4, 15–7   Winner
1991 Chinese Taipei Open   Hermawan Susanto 18–15, 11–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1990 Indonesia Open   Eddy Kurniawan 15–10, 15–5   Winner
1990 Chinese Taipei Open   Eddy Kurniawan 17–18, 15–7, 11–15   Runner-up
1989 China Open   Xiong Guobao 17–15, 15–12   Winner
1988 English Masters   Morten Frost 8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1988 China Open   Zhao Jianhua 10–15, 8–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1999 Mexico International   Jim Ronny Andersen 11–15, 15–8, 15–4   Winner
1999 Guatemala International   Kevin Han 12–15, 14–15   Runner-up
1999 Peru International   Richard Vaughan 7–15, 15–2, 15–9   Winner
1998 Mexico International   Tjitte Weistra 15–7, 15–5   Winner
1993 Hamburg Cup   Heryanto Arbi 13–15, 15–9, 15–7   Winner
1990 Australian Open   Foo Kok Keong 15–12, 15–9   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open   Hengky Irawan   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
8–15, 15–18   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open   Susi Susanti   He Tim
  Anna Lao
11–15, 12–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "[Profil Legenda] Ardy Bernardus Wiranata, Sosok Pemain Ulet" (in Indonesian). PB Djarum. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Defeat by Lin Dan fuels Taufik's aim to be world's No.1 player". www.bwfsuperseries.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

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