Imelda Wiguno

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Imelda Wiguna (also known as Imelda Wigoena, Chinese: 黃祖金, born 12 October 1951) is a former badminton player from Indonesia who played at the world class level from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s.

Imelda Wiguna
Personal information
Birth nameMustika Imelda Wiguna Kurniawan
Country Indonesia
Born (1951-10-12) 12 October 1951 (age 68)
Slawi, Indonesia

CareerEdit

A doubles specialist, Wiguna's two most impressive years in badminton were 1979 and 1980. In 1979 she won both doubles events, women's doubles with Verawaty Wiharjo and mixed doubles with Christian Hadinata, at the prestigious All-England Championships.[1] The following year she reached the final of both events at the then triennial IBF World Championships in Jakarta, losing the women's doubles with Verawaty but winning the mixed doubles with Christian.[2] Thereafter, though Wiguna continued to play at a high level, the demands of motherhood and strong competition from Chinese Mainland players made winning the biggest tournaments more difficult. Her other titles included women's doubles at the Asian Games (1978), the Danish Open (1978), the Canadian Open (1979), and the Southeast Asian Games (1979, 1985); and mixed doubles at the Canadian Open (1979), and the Southeast Asian Games (1979, 1981, 1985).

Wiguna played in five consecutive Uber Cup (women's international team) competitions for Indonesia between 1974 and 1986. She helped her nation to capture its first world title (over Japan) in 1975,[3] and to reach the final round in 1978, 1981, and 1986.

AchievementsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1975 All England   Theresia Widiastuti   Machiko Aizawa
  Etsuko Takenaka
15–12, 12–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1975 Denmark Open   Theresia Widiastuti   Lene Køppen
  Inge Borgstrøm
3–15, 15–3, 15–10   Champion
1978 Denmark Open   Verawaty Fadjrin   Emiko Ueno
  Yoshiko Yonekura
15–8, 8–15, 15–4   Champion
1979 All England   Verawaty Fadjrin   Atsuko Tokuda
  Mikiko Takada
15–3, 10–15, 15–5   Champion
1979 Badminton World Cup   Verawaty Fadjrin   Emiko Ueno
  Yoshiko Yonekura
3–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1979 Canadian Open   Verawaty Fadjrin   Mikiko Takada
  Atsuko Tokuda
7–15, 15–12, 15–7   Champion
1980 BWF World Championships   Verawaty Fadjrin   Nora Perry
  Jane Webster
15–12, 15–3   Runner-up
1985 Thailand Open   Rosiana Tendean   Guan Weizhen
  Wu Jianqiu
2–15, 0–15   Runner-up
1986 Indonesia Open   Rosiana Tendean   Ivana Lie
  Verawaty Fadjrin
15–17, 2–15   Runner-up
1986 Badminton World Cup   Rosiana Tendean   Li Lingwei
  Han Aiping
7–15, 7–15   Runner-up

Mix's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 All England   Christian Hadinata   Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
15–1, 18–17   Champion
1979 Canadian Open   Christian Hadinata   Ade Chandra
  Verawaty Wiharjo
15–6, 15–1   Champion
1980 All England   Christian Hadinata   Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
13–18, 10–15   Runner-up
1980 BWF World Championships   Christian Hadinata   Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
15–12, 15–4   Champion
1981 All England   Christian Hadinata   Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
15–10, 14–18, 10–15   Runner-up
1981 Denmark Open   Christian Hadinata   Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
2–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1984 Denmark Open   Billy Gilliland   Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
ret   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 95, 108.
  2. ^ Davis, 110.
  3. ^ Davis 134, 135.