Open main menu

Aadijatmiko "Christina" Finarsih (born 8 February 1972) is a retired badminton player from Indonesia who specialized in women's doubles.[1]

Finarsih
Personal information
Birth nameAadijatmiko Christina Finarsih
Country Indonesia
Born (1972-02-08) 8 February 1972 (age 47)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
HandednessRight
Highest ranking1 (1994)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Finarsih won a number of significant international titles during the 1990s, most of them with regular partner Lili Tampi. These included the Dutch Open (1993), the World Badminton Grand Prix (1993), the Indonesia Open (1993, 1994), the Chinese Taipei Open (1994), and the Badminton World Cup (1994). She also won the 1996 Asian Championships with another fellow countrywomen Eliza Nathanael. Finarsih and Tampi were silver medalists at the 1995 IBF World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and in the round of sixteen at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The two greatest highlights of Finarsih's badminton career, however, were not victories in any tournament for individual players. Rather, they were a pair of unexpected victories with Tampi in the final round of Uber Cup (the women's international team championship) in 1994 and 1996 which were critical in helping to lift Indonesia to victories over favored and long-dominant China.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland   Lili Tampi   Jang Hye-ock
  Gil Young-ah
15–3, 11–15, 10–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Indarti Issolina   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
4–15, 9–15   Bronze
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia   Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–10, 11–15, 11–10 Retired   Silver
1994 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam   Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
15–11, 15–12   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Surabaya, Indonesia   Eliza Nathanael   Indarti Issolina
  Deyana Lomban
15–8, 15–6   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Sandiarto   Zhang Jun
  Liu Lu
3–15, 15–2, 4–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
  Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–7, 15–3   Gold
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,
Singapore
  Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–5, 6–15, 15–5   Gold
1991 Manila, Philippines   Lili Tampi   Erma Sulistianingsih
  Rosiana Tendean
10–15, 10–15   Silver

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 Indonesia Open   Minarti Timur   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
10–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1995 Japan Open   Lili Tampi   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
11–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1994 Grand Prix Finals   Lili Tampi   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
15–13, 8–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1994 Indonesia Open   Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
10–15, 15–9, 15–5   Winner
1994 Japan Open   Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
11–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1994 Chinese Taipei Open   Lili Tampi   Lotte Olsen
  Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
15–9, 15–4   Winner
1993 Grand Prix Finals   Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Rosiana Tendean
15–11, 15–10   Winner
1993 Dutch Open   Lili Tampi   Joanne Goode
  Zhang Ning
15–9, 15–3   Winner
1993 German Open   Lili Tampi   Chen Ying
  Wu Yuhong
15–3, 15–10   Winner
1993 Indonesia Open   Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
17–16, 15–12   Winner
1993 Japan Open   Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
12–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1991 Denmark Open   Lili Tampi   Nettie Nielsen
  Gillian Gowers
7–15, 6–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Chinese Taipei Open   Sandiarto   Lee Dong-soo
  Park Soo-yun
15–11, 15–8   Winner
1996 Vietnam Open   Sandiarto   Liu Yong
  Zhang Jin
5–15, 6–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sudarman, Simon. "Christina Finarsih: Beriman di Lapangan Bulutangkis" (in Indonesian). Hidupkatolik.com. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

External linksEdit