Hermawan Susanto (Chinese: 蔡祥林, born September 24, 1967 in Kudus Regency, Central Java) is a former Chinese Indonesian badminton player who played at the world level during the 1990s. Susanto was one of an impressive cadre of Indonesians who won numerous international tournaments and captured successive Thomas Cup (men's world team) titles during the era. Susanto came close to winning two of badminton's three biggest events for individual players; he was a bronze medalist in men's singles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, and was runner-up to fellow countryman Joko Suprianto at the (then biennial) World Championships in 1993.

Hermawan Susanto
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1967-09-24) September 24, 1967 (age 52)
Kudus Regency, Central Java
HandednessRight
EventMen's singles

Susanto's accomplishments included victories at the Dutch Open (1990, 1992), Denmark Open (1992), China Open (1992), Chinese Taipei Open (1991, 1995), Hong Kong Open (1993), U.S. Open (1995), and Malaysia Open (1997). Now, he is married to another former Indonesian player named Sarwendah Kusumawardhani. They have one child named Andrew Susanto, who is currently following his parents' footsteps in playing badminton.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Singles

1993 IBF World Championships – Men's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round   Jacek Hankiewicz 15–6, 15–6 Win
Second round   Vitali Shmakov 15–11, 15–1 Win
Third round   Wan Zhengwen 15–7, 15–6 Win
Fourth round   Sompol Kukasemkij 15–9, 15–6 Win
Quarterfinal   Jens Olsson 15–9, 15–9 Win
Semifinal   Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 10–15, 15–2, 15–10 Win
Final   Joko Suprianto 5–15, 11–15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1987 French Open   Ib Frederiksen 2–15, 4–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  • BWF Profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-09-26)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hermawan Susanto". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.