Hermawan Susanto

Hermawan Susanto (Chinese: 蔡祥林; born 24 September 1967) is an Indonesian former badminton player who played at the world level during the 1990s.

Hermawan Susanto
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1967-09-24) 24 September 1967 (age 54)
Kudus Regency, Central Java, Indonesia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
EventMen's singles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

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.

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).

Personal lifeEdit

Susanto is married to another former Indonesian player named Sarwendah Kusumawardhani in 1995.[1] They have one child named Andrew Susanto, who is currently following his parents' footsteps in playing badminton.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain   Ardy Wiranata 15–10, 9–15, 9–15   Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Joko Suprianto 5–15, 11–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Guangdong Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Joko Suprianto 13–18, 8–15   Silver
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India   Alan Budikusuma 11–15, 5–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Sun Jun 4–15, 8–15   Bronze

Asian CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China   Sun Jun 15–1, 5–15, 14–17   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1987 French Open   Ib Frederiksen 2–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1990 Finnish Open   Morten Frost 13–15, 15–4, 9–15   Runner-up
1990 Dutch Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–10, 15–6   Winner
1991 Chinese Taipei Open   Ardy Wiranata 15–18, 15–10, 15–7   Winner
1991 Dutch Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 17–18, 15–6, 10–15   Runner-up
1991 German Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1991 Denmark Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 8–15, 15–12, 15–8   Winner
1992 Chinese Taipei Open   Ardy Wiranata 15–8, 0–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1992 China Open   Wu Wenkai 18–13, 15-9   Winner
1992 Dutch Open   Jeroen van Dijk 15–6, 15–6   Winner
1993 Hong Kong Open   Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15–7, 15–4   Winner
1993 Thailand Open   Joko Suprianto 11–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1994 Singapore Open   Ardy Wiranata 5–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1994 Korea Open   Ardy Wiranata 10–15, 15–4, 9–15   Runner-up
1995 Chinese Taipei Open   Lee Kwang-jin 15–2, 18–13   Winner
1995 Singapore Open   Joko Suprianto 11–15, 15–3, 10–15   Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open   Peter Gade 15–11, 15–11   Winner
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Resepsi Hermawan-Sarwendah". Kompas (in Indonesian). 23 November 1995. p. 12.

External linksEdit