Finarsih

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
CountryIndonesia
Born (1972-02-08) 8 February 1972 (age 49)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (1994)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Lausanne Women's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1995 Jakarta Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1993 New Delhi Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Yogyakarta Women's doubles
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hong Kong Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Hong Kong Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Birmingham Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Lausanne Mixed team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Women's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Surabaya Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Beijing Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Qingdao Women's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Chiang Mai Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Chiang Mai Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Manila Women's doubles
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
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena,
New Delhi, India
  Lili Tampi   Lim Xiaoqing
  Christine Magnusson
10–15, 3–15   Bronze
1994 Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium,
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
15–11, 15–12   Gold
1995 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–10, 11–15, 11–10 retired   Silver
1997 Among Rogo Sports Hall,
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  Indarti Issolina   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
4–15, 9–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

Asian CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Zelin Resiana   Chen Ying
  Wu Yuhong
–, –   Bronze
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China   Lili Tampi   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
6–15, 15–8, 7–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

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

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

The Bimantara World Junior Championships was an international invitation badminton tournament for junior players. It was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Jakarta, Indonesia   Eliza Nathanael   Shon Hye-joo
  Jung Eun-hwa
0–15, 17–16, 15–12   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Denmark Open   Lili Tampi   Gillian Gowers
  Nettie Nielsen
7–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1993 Japan Open   Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
12–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1993 Indonesia Open   Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
17–16, 15–12   Winner
1993 German Open   Lili Tampi   Chen Ying
  Wu Yuhong
15–3, 15–10   Winner
1993 Dutch Open   Lili Tampi   Joanne Goode
  Zhang Ning
15–9, 15–3   Winner
1993 World Grand Prix Finals   Lili Tampi   Eliza Nathanael
  Rosiana Tendean
15–11, 15–10   Winner
1994 Chinese Taipei Open   Lili Tampi   Lotte Olsen
  Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
15–9, 15–4   Winner
1994 Japan Open   Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
11–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1994 Indonesia Open   Lili Tampi   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
10–15, 15–9, 15–5   Winner
1994 World Grand Prix Finals   Lili Tampi   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
15–13, 8–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1995 Japan Open   Lili Tampi   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
11–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1997 Indonesia Open   Minarti Timur   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
10–15, 5–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

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

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.

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