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Cynthia Tuwankotta

Cynthia Tuwankotta (born 28 June 1977) is a former Indonesian badminton player who later represented Switzerland.[1] Tuwankotta started playing badminton at aged six, and she won the junior title at her hometown Maluku when she was ten. She then selected to join Indonesia national team in 1994, and was part of the team for 6 years. In 2000, she moved to Switzerland and was part of the national team from 2000-2009.[2] In her career, the Ambon borned was ranked 6 in the women's doubles world ranking.[2][3] Tuwankotta competed for Indonesia at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the women's doubles event partnered with Etty Tantri.[4] After retiring from the badminton tournament, she became a badminton coach in Switzerland and France, and also found a Tuwankotta's Badminton Coaches and Tour in Indonesia.[2]

Cynthia Tuwankotta
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1977-06-28) 28 June 1977 (age 42)
Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala lumpur, Malaysia   Etty Tantri   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
7–15, 6–15   Bronze
1997 Kuala lumpur, Malaysia   Etty Tantri   Liu Lu
  Qian Hong
10–15, 9–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  Etty Tantri   Indarti Issolina
  Emma Ermawati
17–15, 15–6   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Polish Open   Etty Tantri   Chen Li-chin
  Tsai Hui-min
12–15, 15–8, 15–9   Winner
1997 India Open   Etty Tantri   Choi Ma-ree
  Lee Soon-deuk
15–8, 14–17, 15–5   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Austrian International   Atu Rosalina   Sandra Marinello
  Kathrin Piotrowski
11–21, 21–19, 21–17   Winner
2001 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Fabienne Baumeyer   Anna Larchenko
  Oksana Larchenko
7–2, 7–5, 7–1   Winner
1997 French International   Etty Tantri   Ella Miles
  Sara Sankey
14–17, 15–3, 15–7   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Swedish International   Imam Sodikin   Jacob Chemnitz
  Julie Houmann
17–21, 23–21, 21–18   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Cynthia Tuwankotta". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Founder & Head Coach: Cynthia Tuwankotta". Tuwankotta's Badminton Coaches and Tour. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Cynthia Tuwankotta: Tak Dipanggil PBSI, Siap Hengkang ke Luar Negeri". article.wn.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Indonesia are top of the tree". BBC. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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