Candra Wijaya

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
CountryIndonesia
Born (1975-09-16) 16 September 1975 (age 46)
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
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Glasgow Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2003 Birmingham Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2005 Anaheim Men's doubles
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2005 Yiyang Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Yogyakarta Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Seville Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Eindhoven Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1998 Hong Kong Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Guangzhou Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sendai–Tokyo Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Surabaya Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2001 Manila Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Bangkok Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Johor Bahru Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Beijing Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Jakarta Men's doubles
Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Qingdao Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Seoul Men's doubles
Asia Cup
Gold medal – first place 1997 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Ho Chi Minh Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Singapore Men's team
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Jakarta Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2001 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Jakarta Mixed doubles
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
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Sigit Budiarto   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
8–15, 18–17, 15–7   Gold
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom   Sigit Budiarto   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
7–15, 15–13, 13–15   Silver
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim United States   Sigit Budiarto   Howard Bach
  Tony Gunawan
11–15, 15–10, 11–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

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

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

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

Asian CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China   Ade Sutrisna   Huang Zhanzhong
  Jiang Xin
  Bronze
1996 Olympic Gymnasium No. 2,
Seoul, South Korea
  Ade Sutrisna   Kim Dong-moon
  Yoo Yong-sung
11–15, 6–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Susi Chusnul   Jim Laugesen
  Rikke Olsen
  Bronze

BWF Superseries (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[10] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

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

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

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

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 & IBF 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

National 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 Grand Prix Finals   Gold   Gold   Gold
Event 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007
World Championships   Gold QF R2   Silver   Silver A QF
Event 2000
Olympic Games   Gold
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best
BWF Superseries
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 Superseries Finals N/A GS DNQ 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)
Indonesian 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
IBF World 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

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  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
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