Maria Fransisca

Maria Fransisca (born 1959; as Tjan So Gwan; 詹素光), is an Indonesian badminton player who played in the singles and doubles events.

Maria Fransisca
Personal information
Birth nameTjan So Gwan
CountryIndonesia
Born1959[1]
Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia[2]
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)[3]
Weight58 kg (128 lb)[3]
EventWomen's singles & doubles
Medal record
Representing  Indonesia
Women's badminton
World Masters Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Melbourne Women's doubles 40+
Gold medal – first place 2002 Melbourne Mixed doubles 40+
Gold medal – first place 2005 Calgary Women's doubles 45–49
Gold medal – first place 2009 Sydney Mixed doubles 40+
World Senior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Taipei Mixed doubles 45+
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1978 Auckland Women's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1978 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Calcutta Mixed doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1979 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1983 Singapore Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1983 Singapore Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1979 Jakarta Mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

In the beginning Fransisca was known as Tjan So Gwan (Chinese descent), and changed her name to Maria Fransiska after received her Indonesian citizenship, take the oath in South Jakarta court in November 1980.[4]

Fransisca started her career when she was trusted to strengthen the women's team team at the 1978 Uber Cup women's team championship at that time Indonesia was the defending champion two years ago in the final Indonesia had to meet again with Japan's enemy she was expected to win points but failed by losing to Atsuko Tokuda 11 -5, 11–4. Finally, the Indonesian women's team failed and again lost to Japan.

At the India Open, Fransisca was able to present 3 titles from three sectors,[5] namely the women's singles she won against her compatriot Ivana Lie in women's doubles, to team up with her again to fight the British women's doubles, and in the mixed doubles she and Hariamanto Kartono also succeeded defeating his fellow strugglers Rudy Heryanto and Ivana Lie, she managed to prove she was still reliable.[6]

At the Indonesia Open, she also won a title by defeating the Chinese women's doubles and in the SEA Games event, she won a gold medal in women's doubles and women's team and one silver in mixed doubles.[7]

AchievementsEdit

World Masters GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Event Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Melbourne, Australia Women's doubles 40+   Rong Kwok Xu   Robyn MacFarlane
  Lia Mapa
  Gold
2005 Calgary, Canada Women's doubles 40–44   Ruth Wihardjo   Si-an Deng
  Denyse Julien
5–15, 7–15   Silver
2005 Calgary, Canada Women's doubles 45–49   Ruth Wihardjo   Angelika Walter
  Marlies Wessels
15–4, 15–0   Gold
2009 Sydney, Australia Women's doubles 50+   Margaret Lee   Kumiko Yamamoto
  Hiroki Yuyama
12–15, 13–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Event Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Melbourne, Australia Mixed doubles 40+   Misbun Sidek   Gordon Lang
  Katrina Mirkovic
  Gold
2009 Sydney, Australia Mixed doubles 50+   Simbarsono Sutanto   Jan Shew
  Bruce Darby
15–13, 15–13   Gold

World Senior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Event Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei, Chinese Taipei Mixed doubles 45+   Simbarsono Sutanto   Roger Taylor
  Andi Stretch
  Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Netaji Indoor Stadium, Calcutta, India   Hadibowo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Yun-ja
4–15, 5–15   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore   Ruth Damayanti   Rosiana Tendean
  Mary Harlim
3–15, 9–15   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia   Kartono   Christian Hadinata
  Imelda Wiguno
16–18, 2–5   Silver

International TournamentsEdit

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1979 India Open   Ivana Lie 1–11, 12–11, 12–10   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 India Open   Ivana Lie   Karen Bridge
  Paula Kilvington
15–9, 15–12   Winner
1983 Indonesia Open   Ruth Damayanti   Wu Jianqiu
  Xu Rong
11–15, 15–11, 15–3   Winner
1983 India Open   Ruth Damayanti   Kim Yun-ja
  Yoo Sang-hee
7–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1984 Chinese Taipei Open   Ruth Damayanti   Karen Beckman
  Gillian Gilks
12–15, 15–9, 14–17   Runner-up
1984 Japan Open   Ruth Damayanti   Karen Beckman
  Gillian Gilks
15–13, 3–15, 12–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 India Open   Kartono   Rudy Heryanto
  Ivana Lie
15–9, 15–2   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Soetiman (22 September 1976). "Lutut Tjan So Gwan sudah mulai pulih kembali". Kompas (in Indonesian). p. 5.
  2. ^ "Calon Lawan dan HUT". Kompas (in Indonesian). 12 May 1984. p. 10.
  3. ^ a b "Varia Piala Thomas dan Uber 84 : Si Kocak". Kompas (in Indonesian). 9 May 1984. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Pagi ini Tjan So Gwan resmi jadi WNI". Kompas (in Indonesian). 1 November 1980. p. 10.
  5. ^ "Indonesia take lion's share". New Nation. 15 November 1979. p. 17. Retrieved 13 March 2021 – via NewspaperSG.
  6. ^ "Indonesians dominate shuttle meet". The Straits Times. 12 November 1979. p. 31. Retrieved 13 March 2021 – via NewspaperSG.
  7. ^ "Indonesia sapu bersih 2 pasukan". Berita Harian. 26 September 1979. p. 7. Retrieved 23 September 2020 – via NewspaperSG.