|Birth name||Rafael Candra Wijaya|
|Born||16 September 1975|
Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb)|
|Coach||Christian Hadinata |
Herry Iman Pierngadi
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.
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.
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. He married to Maria Caroline Indriani on 20 January 2001 at St. Thomas Rasul Church in Cengkareng. They have two children Gabriel Christopher Wintan Wijaya and Christina Joshephine Wintania Wijaya.
Participation at Indonesian TeamEdit
|2000||The Dome, Sydney, Australia||Tony Gunawan|| Lee Dong-soo
|15–10, 9–15, 15–7||Gold|
|2005||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States||Sigit Budiarto|| Tony Gunawan
|11–15, 15–10, 11–15||Silver|
|2003||National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom||Sigit Budiarto|| Lars Paaske
|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|
|2005||Yiyang, China||Sigit Budiarto|| Cai Yun
|1997||Yogyakarta, Indonesia||Sigit Budiarto|| Lee Dong-soo
|15–8, 8–15, 12–15||Bronze|
|2008||Johor Bahru, Malaysia||Nova Widianto|| Jung Jae-sung
|2004||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Halim Haryanto|| Tri Kusharyanto
|2002||Bangkok, Thailand||Sigit Budiarto|| Ha Tae-kwon
|2001||Manila, Philippines||Tony Gunawan|| Bambang Suprianto
|15–8, 13–15, 13–15||Silver|
|2000||Jakarta, Indonesia||Antonius Budi Ariantho|| Choong Tan Fook
Lee Wan Wah
|1996||Surabaya, Indonesia||Ade Sutrisna|| Ha Tae-kwon
|15–8, 15–17, 15–11||Gold|
|1995||Beijing, China||Ade Sutrisna|| Cheah Soon Kit
Yap Kim Hock
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
|Sigit Budiarto|| Tony Gunawan
|1997||Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
|Sigit Budiarto|| Ricky Subagja
|15–4, 14–17, 15–11||Gold|
|1997||Asia-Africa hall, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex,
|Eliza Nathanael|| Tri Kusharyanto
|12–15, 15–7, 15–2||Gold|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, 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, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|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
|12–21, 21–18, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2007||Japan Open||Tony Gunawan|| Luluk Hadiyanto
Alvent Yulianto Chandra
|2007||Malaysia Open||Tony Gunawan|| Koo Kien Keat
Tan Boon Heong
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.
|2001||Thailand Open||Jo Novita|| Ronne Maykel Runtolalu
|8–6, 7–1, 8–7||Winner|
|1994||Polish International||Ade Sutrisna|| Kenneth Jonassen
|11–15, 15–8, 15–8||Winner|
- Senior level
|Southeast Asian Games||Gold||Silver|
- Senior level
|Southeast Asian Games|| Gold (MD)
|World Badminton Grand Prix Finals||Gold||Gold||Gold|
|BWF World Championships||Gold||QF||R2||Silver||Silver||A||QF|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)
|N/A||W (1996, 2001)|
|U.S. Open||W||W||W (1994, 1996)|
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