Maria Fransisca (born 1959; as Tjan So Gwan; 詹素光), is an Indonesian badminton player who played in the singles and doubles events.
|Birth name||Tjan So Gwan|
Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia
|Height||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb)|
|Event||Women's singles & doubles|
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.
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, 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.
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.
World Masters GamesEdit
|2002||Melbourne, Australia||Women's doubles 40+||Rong Kwok Xu|| Robyn MacFarlane
|2005||Calgary, Canada||Women's doubles 40–44||Ruth Wihardjo|| Si-an Deng
|2005||Calgary, Canada||Women's doubles 45–49||Ruth Wihardjo|| Angelika Walter
|2009||Sydney, Australia||Women's doubles 50+||Margaret Lee|| Kumiko Yamamoto
|2002||Melbourne, Australia||Mixed doubles 40+||Misbun Sidek|| Gordon Lang
|2009||Sydney, Australia||Mixed doubles 50+||Simbarsono Sutanto|| Jan Shew
World Senior ChampionshipsEdit
|2007||Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei, Chinese Taipei||Mixed doubles 45+||Simbarsono Sutanto|| Roger Taylor
|1983||Netaji Indoor Stadium, Calcutta, India||Hadibowo|| Park Joo-bong
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|1983||Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore||Ruth Damayanti|| Rosiana Tendean
|1979||Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia||Kartono|| Christian Hadinata
The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.
|1979||India Open||Ivana Lie||1–11, 12–11, 12–10||Winner|
|1979||India Open||Ivana Lie|| Karen Bridge
|1983||Indonesia Open||Ruth Damayanti|| Wu Jianqiu
|11–15, 15–11, 15–3||Winner|
|1983||India Open||Ruth Damayanti|| Kim Yun-ja
|1984||Chinese Taipei Open||Ruth Damayanti|| Karen Beckman
|12–15, 15–9, 14–17||Runner-up|
|1984||Japan Open||Ruth Damayanti|| Karen Beckman
|15–13, 3–15, 12–15||Runner-up|
|1979||India Open||Kartono|| Rudy Heryanto
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- "Calon Lawan dan HUT". Kompas (in Indonesian). 12 May 1984. p. 10.
- "Varia Piala Thomas dan Uber 84 : Si Kocak". Kompas (in Indonesian). 9 May 1984. p. 10.
- "Pagi ini Tjan So Gwan resmi jadi WNI". Kompas (in Indonesian). 1 November 1980. p. 10.
- "Indonesia take lion's share". New Nation. 15 November 1979. p. 17. Retrieved 13 March 2021 – via NewspaperSG.
- "Indonesians dominate shuttle meet". The Straits Times. 12 November 1979. p. 31. Retrieved 13 March 2021 – via NewspaperSG.
- "Indonesia sapu bersih 2 pasukan". Berita Harian. 26 September 1979. p. 7. Retrieved 23 September 2020 – via NewspaperSG.