Sarwendah Kusumawardhani

Sarwendah Kusumawardhani Sukiran (born 22 August 1967) is a retired badminton player from Indonesia.[4] She was the women's singles champions at the 1990 World Cup and 1993 Southeast Asian Games. Kusumawardhani was part of Indonesia winning team at the inaugural Sudirman Cup, also the women's team event of Southeast Asian Games in 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993.

Sarwendah Kusumawardhani
Personal information
Birth nameSarwendah Kusumawardhani Sukiran
CountryIndonesia
Born (1967-08-22) 22 August 1967 (age 54)
Madiun, East Java, Indonesia[1]
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking3 (October 1991[3])
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Jakarta Women's singles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1990 Bandung–Jakarta Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Macau Women's singles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 1989 Jakarta Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Birmingham Mixed team
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1986 Jakarta Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Nagoya–Tokyo Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul Women's team
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1987 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Manila Women's singles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Kusumawardhani rated among the world's leading singles players in the late 1980s and early 1990s, though she was somewhat overshadowed by her younger Indonesian teammate, Susi Susanti. Her titles included the Dutch Open (1987, 1991, 1992), the Swiss Open (1990, 1991), the Malaysia Open (1991), the World Cup (1990), and the Southeast Asian Games (1993). Kusumawardhani came close in badminton's three most prestigious tournaments for individual players. She was a bronze medalist at the 1989 IBF World Championships and a silver medalist to China's Tang Jiuhong at the tournament's next edition in 1991. She was also runner-up at the venerable All-England Championships in 1991, this time to Susanti. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics won by Susanti, Kusumawardhani narrowly missed reaching the medal rounds after an extremely tight quarterfinal loss to the eventual silver medalist Bang Soo-hyun.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Kusumawardhani is married to Hermawan Susanto who was one of Indonesia's and the world's leading men's singles players in the 1990s. Her elder sister, Ratih Kumaladewi is also a former national badminton player.[2]

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Huang Hua 11–8, 7–11, 2–11   Bronze
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Tang Jiuhong 6–11, 1–11   Silver

World CupEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Susi Susanti 11–5, 1–11, 12–11   Gold
1991 Macau Forum, Macau   Huang Hua 11–12, 5–11   Silver

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Susi Susanti 7–11, 6–11   Silver
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines   Susi Susanti 11–5, 8–11, 2–11   Silver
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore   Yuliani Santosa 11–6, 9–11, 11–2   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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
1987 Dutch Open   Eline Coene 12–11, 12–11   Winner
1987 Poona Open   Astrid van der Knaap 2–11, 0–11   Runner-up
1991 All England Open   Susi Susanti 11–0, 2–11, 6–11   Runner-up
1991 Malaysia Open   Tang Jiuhong 12–11, 11–1   Winner
1991 Dutch Open   Eline Coene 11–3, 11–3   Winner
1991 China Open   Huang Hua 12–11, 6–11, 2–11   Runner-up
1992 Indonesia Open   Ye Zhaoying 7–11, 6–11   Runner-up
1992 Dutch Open   Lim Xiaoqing 11–4, 11–8   Winner
1992 German Open   Susi Susanti 7–11, 12–10, 8–11   Runner-up
1992 World Grand Prix Finals   Susi Susanti 11–9, 3–11, 4–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 Poona Open   Erma Sulistianingsih   Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
3–15, 5–15   Runner-up
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jangan Kalah Lagi Lawan Pemain Sembarangan: Fenomena Alan-Sarwendah (2-Habis)". Kompas (in Indonesian). 23 May 1991.
  2. ^ a b "Kita melahirkan Gaya, China ..." Tempo (in Indonesian). 24 November 1990. Archived from the original on 23 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Ardy Wiranata Masih Memimpin, Sarwendah Terlempar Ke Empat". Kompas (in Indonesian). 4 October 1991.
  4. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sarwendah Kusumawardhani". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2010.

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