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Flandy Limpele (born 9 February 1974) is a badminton player from Indonesia. He competed at the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.[1]

Flandy Limpele
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Personal information
Birth nameFlandy Limpele
Country Indonesia (1995-2001) and (2003-2010)
 England (2001-2003)
Born (1974-02-09) 9 February 1974 (age 45)
Manado, Indonesia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
HandednessLeft
CoachRichard Mainaky
Christian Hadinata
Herry Iman Pierngadi
EventMen's & Mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

A doubles specialist, at various times Limpele has focused on either men's doubles or mixed doubles during his long career in international badminton. His earliest appearances in the final rounds of major events came in mixed doubles in mid-1990s. However, he first broke through internationally in men's doubles at the 1999 Korea Open with Eng Hian. His subsequent men's doubles titles, most of them with Hian, have included the Denmark (2000), Singapore (2002, 2006), Japan (2002), Bitburger (2002), and German (2003) Opens, and the Copenhagen Masters (2000, 2004). Hian and Limpele briefly represented England from 2001 until 2003. [2] They later returned to represent Indonesia for 2004 Summer Olympics.[3] Flandy and Eng were runners-up at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2002, and bronze medalists at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

After 2004 Limpele gravitated back to mixed doubles. In 2006 he teamed with Vita Marissa to win a number of top tier events including the Singapore, Japan, French, and Chinese Taipei Opens, as well as the Southeast Asian Games title. They were bronze medalists at the 2007 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, and won the Badminton Asia Championships together in 2008.

Not an especially powerful hitter, Limpele's strengths have been his racket-work, tactical astuteness, and anticipation.

Participation at Indonesian TeamEdit

Personal lifeEdit

When he was young, he joined the SGS Bandung badminton club. His parents are Erik Limpele (father) and Nelcy Oroh (mother). His hobby is football. Normally people called him Flandy.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

2008 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First Round   Vita Marissa [3]   Kristof Hopp
  Birgit Overzier
21–12, 21–12 Win
Quarterfinal   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–17, 15-21, 21–17 Win
Semifinal   Lee Yong-dae
  Ha Jung-eun
9-21, 21–12, 17-21 Lost
Bronze-final   He Hanbin [4]
  Yu Yang (badminton)
21-19, 17–21, 21–23 Lost (4th)
1996 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First Round   Riseu Rosalina   Simon Archer
  Julie Bradbury
15–5, 15–6 Win
Second Round   Jens Eriksen
  Helene Kirkegaard
10–15, 15-9, 15–9 Win
Quarterfinal   Liu Jianjun [3]
  Sun Man
2-15, 15–5, 7-15 Lost

Men's doubles

2004 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Round 1   Eng Hian [8] N/A bye Win
Round 2   Anthony Clark
  Nathan Robertson
15–7, 15–12 Win
Quarterfinals   Kim Yong-hyun
  Yim Bang-eun
15–1, 15–10 Win
Semifinals   Kim Dong-moon [3]
  Ha Tae-kwon
8–15, 2-15 Lost
Bronze-final   Jens Eriksen [5]
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–13, 15–7   Bronze
2000 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Round 1   Eng Hian [3] N/A bye Win
Round 2   Peter Axelsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–12, 15–11 Win
Quarterfinals   Choong Tan Fook [5]
  Lee Wan Wah
10-15, 9-15 Lost

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

2007 BWF World Championships – Mixed Doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
First round   Vita Marissa [6] - Bye Win
Second round   Robin Middleton
  Liza Parker
21–11, 19-21, 21–15 Win
Third round   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra [13]
  Li Yujia
14-21, 21–10, 21–13 Win
Quarterfinal   Nathan Robertson [4]
  Gail Emms
21–13, 21–16 Win
Semifinal   Zheng Bo [1]
  Gao Ling
21–17, 19–21, 19–21   Bronze

World CupEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Rosalina Riseu   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
15–12, 7–15, 2–15   Bronze
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia   Rosalina Riseu   Sandiarto
  Minarti Timur
14–17, 7–15   Silver
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia   Rosalina Riseu   Kim Dong-moon
  Kim Shin-young
15–9, 9–15, 14–17   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Bandaraya Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Eng Hian   Candra Wijaya
  Halim Haryanto
7–15, 11–15   Bronze
2003 Tennis Indoor Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Eng Hian   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
13–15, 15–11, 7–15   Bronze
1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Eng Hian   Zhang Wei
  Zhang Jun
15–17, 15–9, 12–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Bandaraya Stadium,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  Vita Marissa   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 21–17   Gold
1996 Surabaya, Indonesia   Rosalina Riseu   Kang Kyung-jin
  Kim Mee-hyang
15–2, 7–15, 10–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex,
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  Eng Hian   Pramote Teerawiwatana
  Tesana Panvisvas
8–15, 15–8, 13–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Wongchawalitkul University,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  Vita Marissa   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
21–14, 21–15   Gold

BWF Superseries (2 Champions, 1 Runner-up)Edit

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 levels: 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.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Korea Open   Vita Marissa   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–15, 14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2007 French Open   Vita Marissa   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
21–11, 21–15   Winner
2007 Singapore Open   Vita Marissa   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
21–14, 21–13   Winner
     Superseries tournament

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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Singapore Open   Sigit Budiarto   Thomas Laybourn
  Lars Paaske
21–8, 21–16   Winner
2005 Swiss Open   Eng Hian   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15–8, 11–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2003 Chinese Taipei Open   Eng Hian   Kim Dong-moon
  Ha Tae-kwon
4–15, 1–15   Runner-up
2003 German Open   Eng Hian   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
9–15, 15–8, 15–4   Winner
2003 Japan Open   Eng Hian   Cheng Rui
  Chen Qiqiu
15–5, 15–12   Winner
2003 Swiss Open   Eng Hian   Cheng Rui
  Chen Qiqiu
10–15, 15–5, 15–1   Winner
2002 All England Open   Eng Hian   Kim Dong-moon
  Ha Tae-kwon
2–7, 2–7, 7–1, 3–7   Runner-up
2002 Indonesia Open   Eng Hian   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
10–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2002 Singapore Open   Eng Hian   Kim Dong-moon
  Ha Tae-kwon
15–8, 11–15, 17–14   Winner
2000 Malaysia Open   Eng Hian   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–9, 15–9   Winner
2000 Denmark Open   Eng Hian   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
15–13, 15–10   Winner
2000 Indonesia Open   Eng Hian   Tony Gunawan
  Candra Wijaya
17–14, 6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1999 Malaysia Open   Eng Hian   Tony Gunawan
  Candra Wijaya
6–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1999 Korea Open   Eng Hian   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
15–6, 15–7   Winner
1998 Denmark Open   Eng Hian   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
11–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1998 Indonesia Open   Eng Hian   Rexy Mainaky
  Ricky Subagja
5–15, 4–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Vietnam Open   Cheng Wen-hsing   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
25–23, 21–19   Winner
2009 India Open   Vita Marissa   V. Diju
  Jwala Gutta
21–14, 21–17   Winner
2007 Chinese Taipei Open   Vita Marissa   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 25–23   Winner
2006 Japan Open   Vita Marissa   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
11–21, 21–18, 21–17   Winner
2006 Dutch Open   Vita Marissa   Robert Blair
  Jenny Wallwork
18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
1997 Swiss Open   Minarti Timur   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
9–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1994 Polish Open   Dede Hasanah   Witalij Szmakow
  Svetlana Szumka
15–3, 15–3   Winner
1997 Polish Open   Eti Tantra   Imam Tohari
  Emma Ermawati
15–7, 15–6   Winner
1996 Thailand Open   Rosalina Riseu   Trikus Haryanto
  Minarti Timur
5–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1996 Indonesia Open   Rosalina Riseu   Trikus Haryanto
  Minarti Timur
0–15, 1–15   Runner-up
1995 Denmark Open   Rosalina Riseu   Chen Xingdong
  Peng Xinyong
15–3, 10–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1995 Indonesia Open   Rosalina Riseu   Trikus Haryanto
  Minarti Timur
10–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1994 Dutch Open   Dede Hasanah   Chris Hunt
  Gillian Gowers
5–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1994 Indonesia Open   Dede Hasanah   Jiang Xin
  Zhang Jin
3–15, 11–15   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series/SatelliteEdit

Mens doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 BMW Open International   Simon Archer   Anthony Clark
  Nathan Robertson
15–5, 17–14   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 White Nights   Anastasia Russkikh   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
21–14, 25–23   Winner
1994 Polish International   Dede Hasanah   Vitaliy Shmakov
  Svetlana Szumska
15–3, 15–3   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series & Asian Satellite tournament

Performance timelineEdit

Indonesian teamEdit

  • Senior level
Team Events 1999 2007
Southeast Asian Games   Gold   Gold
Team Events 2004
Thomas Cup   Bronze
Team Events 1997 2005 2007
Sudirman Cup   Bronze   Silver   Silver

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Senior level
Event 1999 2007
Southeast Asian Games   Silver (MD)   Gold (XD)
Event 1996 1998 2003 2004 2008
Asia Championships   Bronze (XD)   Bronze (MD)   Bronze (MD)   Bronze (MD)   Gold (XD)
Event 1996
World Cup   Silver (XD)
Event 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007
World Championships R3 (XD) R2 (XD) QF (MD) R1 (MD) A QF (MD) A   Bronze (XD)
Event 1996 2000 2004 2008
Olympics QF (XD) QF (MD)   Bronze (MD) 4th (XD)
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best
BWF Super Series
  All England Open R2 (XD) R1 (XD) SF (XD) A F (2002)
  Swiss Open QF (XD) R1 (XD) A GPG W (2003)
  Malaysia Open QF (XD) R1 (XD) A QF (XD) R1 (MD) F (1999, 2000)
  Singapore Open W (XD) A W (2002, 2006, 2007)
  Indonesia Open R1 (XD) SF (XD) R1 (XD) R1 (XD) A F (1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  Korea Open F (XD) R1 (XD) SF (XD) R2 (MD) W (1999)
  Japan Open QF (XD) QF (XD) R2 (MD) R1 (XD) A W (2003, 2006)
  Denmark Open QF (XD) A R1 (MD) A W (2000)
  French Open W (XD) R1 (XD) A QF (MD) A W (2007)
BWF Superseries Finals N/A GS (XD) NQ GS (2008)
Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
  All England Open SF (MD) F (MD) QF (MD)
R2 (XD)
SF (MD) QF (MD) A SS F (2002)
  Chinese Taipei Open N/A N/A F (MD) W (XD) A W (2007)
  Denmark Open F (XD) F (MD) QF (MD) W (MD) SF (MD) A QF (XD) SS W (2000)
  Dutch Open F (XD) N/A A F (XD) A F (1994, 2006)
  German Open N/A W (MD) A QF (MD)
SF (XD)
A R1 (MD) W (2003)
  India Open N/A A W (XD) A SS W (2009)
  Indonesia Open R2 (MD)
F (XD)
F (XD) F (XD) F (MD) QF (MD) F (MD) F (MD) SF (MD) R2 (MD) SS F (1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
  Japan Open W (MD) W (XD) SS W (2003, 2006)
  Korea Open N/A W (MD) SS W (1999)
  Malaysia Open F (MD) F (MD) SS F (1999, 2000)
  Polish Open W (XD) W (XD) N/A W (1994, 1997)
  Singapore Open N/A N/A W (MD) W (MD) SS W (2002, 2006)
  Swiss Open F (XD) W (MD) F (MD) SS A W (2003)
  Thailand Open F (XD) N/A N/A N/A F (1996)
  Vietnam Open N/A N/A W (XD) W (2009)
Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flandy Limpele". Sports Reference. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Eng Hian Hijrah ke Singapura Di Kontrak Dua Tahun". bulutangkis.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Flandi/Eng Hian Janjikan Emas". suaramerdeka.com (in Indonesian). 3 July 2003. Archived from the original on 7 February 2004. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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