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Rafael Candra Wijaya (Chinese: 陳甲亮; born 16 September 1975) is a retired Indonesian badminton player.[1]

Candra Wijaya
Personal information
Birth nameRafael Candra Wijaya
Country Indonesia
Born (1975-09-16) 16 September 1975 (age 44)
Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachChristian Hadinata
Herry Iman Pierngadi
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Wijaya started his career in badminton at the age of five, motivated by his brother Indra Wijaya and later joined a club in Cirebon. His father, Hendra Wijaya, then took him to a club Pelita Jakarta when he was fourteen. In 1991, he was selected to join the national team. In 1998, he moved to Jaya Raya Jakarta.[2]

Wijaya is a doubles specialist. He has been rated among the best men's doubles players in the world for over a decade. Noted for his ability in all phases of the doubles game, he has reached the final of the BWF World Championships three times with countryman Sigit Budiarto. They won the 1997 edition in Glasgow, Scotland and finished second in 2003 and 2005. With Tony Gunawan he captured the men's doubles gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Though Budiarto has been his most frequent partner, Wijaya has won top tier men's doubles events (and a mixed doubles event or two) with a variety of players, recently renewing an earlier partnership with Gunawan. Wijaya was a member of the world champion Indonesia Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1998, 2000, and 2002. He was named IBF Player of the Year and received the Eddie Choong awards in 2000.[3]

In 2007 he joined the Japanese club owned by Tonami.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Wijaya was born in a badminton family. His father Hendra Wijaya introduced him to badminton at the young age. His siblings, Indra Wijaya, Rendra Wijaya and Sandrawati Wijaya also a former national badminton players.[5] He married to Maria Caroline Indriani on 20 January 2001 at St. Thomas Rasul Church in Cengkareng.[1] They have two children Gabriel Christopher Wintan Wijaya and Christina Joshephine Wintania Wijaya.[6]

He was a founder of Candra Wijaya International Badminton Centre,[7] and Candra Wijaya badminton club.[8]

Participation at Indonesian TeamEdit

  • 6 times at Sudirman Cup (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
  • 6 times at Thomas Cup (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia   Tony Gunawan   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–10, 9–15, 15–7   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Sigit Budiarto   Tony Gunawan
  Howard Bach
11–15, 15–10, 11–15   Silver
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom   Sigit Budiarto   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
7–15, 15–13, 13–15   Silver
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Sigit Budiarto   Yap Kim Hock
  Cheah Soon Kit
8–15, 18–17, 15–7   Gold

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Yiyang, China   Sigit Budiarto   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
11–21, 18–21   Silver
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Sigit Budiarto   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–8, 8–15, 12–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Nova Widianto   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
16–21, 16–21   Silver
2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Halim Haryanto   Tri Kusharyanto
  Sigit Budiarto
13–15, 5–15   Silver
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Sigit Budiarto   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kim Dong-moon
6–15, 8–15   Silver
2001 Manila, Philippines   Tony Gunawan   Bambang Suprianto
  Trikus Haryanto
15–8, 13–15, 13–15   Silver
2000 Jakarta, Indonesia   Antonius Budi Ariantho   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
12–15, 5–15   Bronze
1996 Surabaya, Indonesia   Ade Sutrisna   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kang Kyung-jin
15–8, 15–17, 15–11   Gold
1995 Beijing, China   Ade Sutrisna   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
6–15, 8–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Malawati Stadium,
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  Sigit Budiarto   Tony Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
15–4, 15–6   Gold
1997 Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Sigit Budiarto   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–4, 14–17, 15–11   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Eliza Nathanael   Tri Kusharyanto
  Minarti Timur
12–15, 15–7, 15–2   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[10] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Indonesia Open   Tony Gunawan   Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif
  Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari
21–19, 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2007 Hong Kong Open   Tony Gunawan   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
12–21, 21–18, 13–21   Runner-up
2007 Japan Open   Tony Gunawan   Luluk Hadiyanto
  Alvent Yulianto Chandra
21–18, 21–17   Winner
2007 Malaysia Open   Tony Gunawan   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Chinese Taipei Open   Tony Gunawan   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–14, 22–20   Winner
2006 Japan Open   Tony Gunawan   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–15, 21–14   Winner
2006 Indonesia Open   Tony Gunawan   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
21–11, 21–16   Winner
2006 Korea Open   Tony Gunawan   Lee Jae-jin
  Hwang Ji-man
21–18, 21–18   Winner
2005 China Open   Sigit Budiarto   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
17–16, 11–15, 15–13   Winner
2005 Indonesia Open   Sigit Budiarto   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
10–15, 15–12, 3–15   Runner-up
2005 Malaysia Open   Sigit Budiarto   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
15–11, 17–14   Winner
2005 Singapore Open   Sigit Budiarto   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
8–15, 15–8, 15–7   Winner
2005 Japan Open   Sigit Budiarto   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
10–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2005 Swiss Open   Sigit Budiarto   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
8–15, 15–11, 15–11   Winner
2005 Korea Open   Sigit Budiarto   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–7, 13–15, 13–15   Runner-up
2004 China Open   Sigit Budiarto   Chew Choon Eng
  Choong Tan Fook
Walkover   Winner
2003 Denmark Open   Halim Haryanto   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kim Dong-moon
17–16, 6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2003 All England Open   Sigit Budiarto   Yoo Yong-sung
  Lee Dong-soo
15–5, 15–7   Winner
2002 Chinese Taipei Open   Bambang Suprianto   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kim Dong-moon
15–9, 13–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open   Sigit Budiarto   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
7–5, 3–7, 2–7, 0–7   Runner-up
2001 Indonesia Open   Sigit Budiarto   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
7–2, 7–3, 7–5   Winner
2001 Malaysia Open   Sigit Budiarto   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
7–4, 4–7, 7–2, 2–7, 7–5   Winner
2001 Japan Open   Sigit Budiarto   Lars Paaske
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–7, 15–11   Winner
2001 All England Open   Sigit Budiarto   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
13–15, 15–7, 7–15   Runner-up
2000 Grand Prix Finals   Tony Gunawan   Sigit Budiarto
  Halim Haryanto
7–5, 8–6, 7–2   Winner
2000 Indonesia Open   Tony Gunawan   Eng Hian
  Flandy Limpele
14–17, 15–8, 15–8   Winner
2000 Japan Open   Tony Gunawan   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–6, 15–7   Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Tony Gunawan   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
15–7, 15–7   Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals   Tony Gunawan   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kim Dong-moon
15–7, 8–15, 15–11   Winner
1999 Indonesia Open   Tony Gunawan   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1999 Singapore Open   Tony Gunawan   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
7–15, 15–14, 12–15   Runner-up
1999 Malaysia Open   Tony Gunawan   Eng Hian
  Flandy Limpele
15–6, 15–11   Winner
1999 All England Open   Tony Gunawan   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–7, 15–5   Winner
1998 Hong Kong Open   Tony Gunawan   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
15–10, 15–9   Winner
1998 Singapore Open   Sigit Budiarto   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–5, 15–5   Winner
1998 All England Open   Tony Gunawan   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
10–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1998 Swedish Open   Tony Gunawan   Yang Ming
  Zhang Jun
15–3, 15–6   Winner
1997 Grand Prix Finals   Sigit Budiarto   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
17–15, 11–15, 15–5   Winner
1997 Thailand Open   Sigit Budiarto   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
9–15, 14–17   Runner-up
1997 Singapore Open   Sigit Budiarto   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–8, 15–10   Winner
1997 Indonesia Open   Sigit Budiarto   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–9, 15–10   Winner
1997 Swiss Open   Sigit Budiarto   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–5, 11–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open   Sigit Budiarto   Antonius Ariantho
  Denny Kantono
15–11, 15–2   Winner
1996 Thailand Open   Sigit Budiarto   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kang Kyung-jin
15–11, 10–15, 15–12   Winner
1996 China Open   Sigit Budiarto   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
15–12, 15–5   Winner
1996 U.S Open   Sigit Budiarto   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
18–16, 15–10   Winner
1996 Swedish Open   Ade Sutrisna   Sigit Budiarto
  Dicky Purwotjugiono
15–12, 15–6   Winner
1995 German Open   Ade Sutrisna   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
8–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1994 U.S. Open   Ade Sutrisna   Yap Yee Guan
  Yap Yee Hup
15–8, 15–14   Winner
1994 Canadian Open   Ade Sutrisna   Yap Yee Guan
  Yap Yee Hup
15–10, 15–12   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Thailand Open   Jo Novita   Ronne Maykel Runtolalu
  Eny Widiowati
8–6, 7–1, 8–7   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Polish International   Ade Sutrisna   Kenneth Jonassen
  Jan Jørgensen
11–15, 15–8, 15–8   Winner

Performance timelineEdit

Indonesian teamEdit

  • Senior level
Team Events 1997 2001
Southeast Asian Games   Gold   Silver
Team Events 1998 2002
Asian Games   Gold   Silver
Team Events 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008
Thomas Cup   Gold   Gold   Gold   Bronze   Bronze   Bronze

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Senior level
Event 1997 2001
Southeast Asian Games   Gold (MD)
  Gold (XD)
  Gold
Event 1997 1999 2000
World Badminton Grand Prix Finals   Gold   Gold   Gold
Event 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007
BWF World Championships   Gold QF R2   Silver   Silver A QF
Event 2000
Olympics   Gold
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best
BWF Super Series
  All England Open SF R2 R1 A W (1999, 2003)
  Swiss Open SF QF R2 A GPG W (2005)
  Malaysia Open F SF QF A R1 A W (1999, 2001, 2005)
  Singapore Open SF A A R2 A R1 W (1997, 1998, 2005)
  Indonesia Open SF F A R1 A W (1997, 2000, 2001, 2006)
  Korea Open SF A R1 A W (2006)
  Japan Open W QF R1 QF A W (2000, 2001, 2006, 2007)
  China Open R1 SF R1 A W (1996, 2004, 2005)
  Hong Kong Open F R1 R1 R2 A W (1998)
BWF Super Series Finals N/A GS NQ GS (2008)
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
  Chinese Taipei Open A F R1 QF A W (1997, 2000)
  India Open N/A SF SF A SF (2008, 2009)
  Indonesia Masters N/A R1 A R1 (2010)
  Macau Open A R2 A R2 (2009)
  Malaysia Masters N/A R2 QF A QF (2010)
  Philippines Open R2 N/A R1 N/A R2 (2007)
  Syed Modi International N/A A R1 R1 (2011)
Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Best
BWF World Badminton Grand Prix
  All England Open SF F W SF F SF W R1 R3 R2 W (1999, 2003)
  Canadian Open W N/A N/A W (1994)
  China Open A QF W N/A N/A SF A QF W W W (1996, 2004, 2005)
  Chinese Taipei Open QF W N/A SF W N/A F QF W (1997, 2000)
  Denmark Open SF SF F F (2003)
  German Open F F (1995)
  Hong Kong Open R2 QF W N/A N/A R1 N/A R2 QF W (1998)
  Indonesia Open w/d SF QF W SF F W W SF SF R3 F W W (1997, 2000, 2001, 2006)
  Japan Open QF SF SF W W R2 QF QF F W W (2000, 2001, 2006)
  Korea Open R2 N/A QF R3 SF R1 F W W (2006)
  Malaysia Open R2 W SF W R2 R1 W W (1999, 2001, 2005)
  Singapore Open N/A W W F N/A F R2 QF W W (1997, 1998, 2005)
  Swedish Open SF W W N/A W (1996, 1998)
  Swiss Open QF SF F R2 W A W (2005)
  Thailand Open R2 W (MD) F N/A W (XD)
SF (MD)
N/A W (1996, 2001)
  U.S. Open W W W (1994, 1996)
Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Best

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Santosa, Novan Iman; Handayani, Primastuti. "Candra, Caroline go separate ways after wedding". jawawa.id. Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Candra Wijaya Terpacu Prestasi sang Kakak" (in Indonesian). Bulutangkis.com. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ Hearn, Don (11 December 2018). "Big winners awarded on BWF's 'Night of Nights'". Badzine.net. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ Candra Wijaya joins Japanese club, BadZine.net, 24 April 2007
  5. ^ "Berharap Bisa Menyamai Prestasi Chandra Wijaya" (in Indonesian). PB Djarum. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Profil Candra Wijaya" (in Indonesian). Merdeka.com. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. ^ Adam, Imadudin (16 September 2017). "Pembukaan Candra Wijaya International Badminton Centre Sangat Ramai" (in Indonesian). BolaSport.com. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  8. ^ Pradigo, Benediktus Gerendo (8 June 2018). "Daihatsu dan Candra Wijaya Dirikan Klub Bulutangkis" (in Indonesian). Bola.com. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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