Simon Santoso

Simon Santoso (born 29 July 1985) is an Indonesian former badminton player.[1] He was two time Southeast Asian Games men's singles champion winning in 2009 and 2011, also featured in Indonesia team that won the men's team title in 2003, 2007, 2009, and 2011.[2] Santoso won the Indonesia Open a Superseries Premier tournament in 2012.[3] He reached a career high as world number 3 in August 2010.[4]

Simon Santoso
Santoso Simon.jpg
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1985-07-29) 29 July 1985 (age 36)
Tegal, Central Java Indonesia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking3 (26 August 2010)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Guangzhou Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sendai & Tokyo Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 New Delhi Men's team
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's team
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Vietnam Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Vientiane Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Vientiane Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta–Palembang Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Manila Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2005 Manila Men's team
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Pretoria Mixed team
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Kuala Lumpur Boys' team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Kuala Lumpur Boys' singles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

When he was young, Santoso joined the Tangkas Jakarta badminton club before joining the Indonesian National team. In 2005, he won the Vietnam Satellite and the silver medal at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. His best results on the world circuit until recently were runner-up finishes at the 2008 Singapore, 2007 Swiss, and 2008 Indonesia Open. He was eliminated at the semi-finals in the Japan Open Super Series and the Chinese Taipei Open. In September 2008, Santoso won the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Roslin Hashim from Malaysia in the final round by scores of 21–18, 13–21, 21–10.

In October 2009, he won his first Superseries ever in Denmark Open, after beating Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the final round, 21–14, 21–6. He won gold in the 2009 Southeast Asian Games by defeating Sony Dwi Kuncoro.[5]

In 2011, he retained his gold medal in Southeast Asian Games by beating Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in 3 sets.[6]

In 2012, he helped Indonesia Garuda to win the inaugural Axiata Cup. In June 2012, he won Indonesia Open Superseries Premier title 21–18, 13–21, 21–11 after defeating Du Pengyu of China in the final.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Tegal, Central Java, Santoso is the youngest of four children of Hosea Liem (father) and Rahel Yanti (mother). His hobbies are swimming and reading comics.[8] He married Evelyn Carmelita on 6 December 2014, and now have two children.[9][10]

AchievementsEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 PhilSports Arena, Pasig, Philippines   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 16–17, 3–15   Silver
2009 Gym Hall 1, National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–16, 21–12   Gold
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21–10, 11–21, 21–19   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Park Sung-hwan 7–15, 8–15   Bronze

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[11] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[12] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Swiss Open   Chen Jin 16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open   Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 5–21   Runner-up
2008 Indonesia Open   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–19, 14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2009 Denmark Open (1)   Marc Zwiebler 21–14, 21–6   Winner
2012 Indonesia Open (1)   Du Pengyu 21–18, 13–21, 21–11   Winner
2014 Singapore Open (1)   Lee Chong Wei 21–15, 21–10   Winner
2014 Australian Open   Lin Dan 24–22, 16–21, 7–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Chinese Taipei Open (1)   Roslin Hashim 21–18, 13–21, 21–10   Winner
2010 Chinese Taipei Open (2)   Son Wan-ho 21–14, 21–11   Winner
2012 German Open   Lin Dan 11–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2013 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold (1)   Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21–17, 21–11   Winner
2014 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold (1)   Sourabh Varma 15–21, 21–16, 21–19   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2003 Singapore Satellite   Ronald Susilo 5–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2005 Vietnam Satellite   Jung Hoon-min 15–2, 15–3   Winner

Performance timelineEdit

National teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team events 2002
Asian Junior Championships   Gold
World Junior Championships   Bronze
  • Senior level
Team events 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Southeast Asian Games N/A   Silver N/A   Gold N/A   Gold N/A   Gold N/A
Asian Games N/A   Bronze N/A   Bronze N/A A
Thomas Cup   Bronze N/A   Bronze N/A   Bronze N/A   Silver N/A QF N/A   Bronze
Sudirman Cup N/A   Silver N/A   Silver N/A   Bronze N/A   Bronze N/A A N/A

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Junior level
Event 2002
Asian Junior Championships   Bronze
World Junior Championships
  • Senior level
Event 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Southeast Asian Games   Silver N/A A N/A   Gold N/A   Gold N/A A N/A
Asian Championships w/d QF R3 R3 A R2 A
Asian Games N/A R2 N/A A N/A A
World Championships A R3 N/A QF R2 R3 N/A R1 w/d
Olympic Games N/A A N/A R16 N/A
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Best
BWF Superseries
All England Open R2 A R1 R2 R1 R1 A Q2 A R2 (2004, 2007, 2010)
Swiss Open F A R1 A GPG F (2007)
India Open N/A GPG R1 R1 R1 A R1 (2011, 2012, 2013)
Malaysia Open A QF QF w/d SF QF A Q1 A SF (2011)
Singapore Open R2 F R2 QF QF w/d A W SF A W (2014)
Australian Open IC/IS GPG F Q1 w/d F (2014)
Indonesia Open R2 F R2 QF R1 W A R2 A W (2012)
Japan Open SF R2 SF A QF SF A SF (2007, 2009, 2012)
Korea Open A R2 SF A SF QF A R1 A SF (2009, 2011)
China Masters R2 A GPG R2 (2007)
Denmark Open QF w/d W A R2 R2 A W (2009)
French Open R2 w/d R2 A w/d A R2 (2007, 2009)
China Open R1 A QF A SF A SF (2011)
Hong Kong Open R1 A QF A R1 A QF (2003, 2009)
BWF Superseries Finals DNQ GS DNQ GS (2011)
Year-end ranking 6 27 7 7 67 24 113 188 3
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Best
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Malaysia Masters N/A A w/d A w/d W A R2 W (2014)
Thailand Masters N/A R3 R3 (2016)
Syed Modi International N/A A R3 R3 N/A A R3 (2011, 2012)
German Open R1 A F A R1 A F (2012)
Swiss Open SS SF w/d A F (2007)
New Zealand Open A N/A IC N/A QF A R1 A QF (2013)
Australian Open IC/IS A SF R3 SS SF (2012)
Chinese Taipei Open SF W A W R3 A R3 R1 A W (2008, 2010)
Vietnam Open A SF A SF (2013)
Thailand Open R3 A N/A A R3 w/d QF (2004)
Chinese Taipei Masters N/A SF A SF (2005)
Korea Masters IC A QF A QF (2013)
Macau Open A w/d A SF SF A SF (2010, 2011)
Indonesian Masters N/A A R1 QF W A R2 W (2013)
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Best
Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Best
IBF World Grand Prix
All England Open A R2 A R2 (2004)
German Open A QF QF (2006)
Swiss Open A R1 A R2 R2 (2006)
Indonesia Open Q2 Q4 R3 QF QF QF (2005, 2006)
Malaysia Open A R2 A R2 A R2 (2003, 2005)
Thailand Open N/A R3 QF A QF (2004)
Singapore Open A R2 R2 R3 R3 (2006)
Chinese Taipei Open A R1 A R1 (2003)
Korea Open A w/d R3 R3 R3 (2005, 2006)
Hong Kong Open N/A QF N/A R1 R2 QF (2003)
Japan Open A R1 A R3 R3 (2006)
China Open A R2 A R2 (2005)
Denmark Open A R3 A R3 (2004)

Participation at Indonesian TeamEdit

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Includes results against athletes who competed in Super Series finals, World Championships semi-finals, and Olympic quarterfinals.[13]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Profil: Simon Santoso". www.merdeka.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. ^ Prathivi, Niken (18 June 2012). "Simon gives solace to fans as Tontowi-Liliyana tumble". www.thejakartapost.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. ^ "BWF World Rankings (8/26/2010)". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Indonesia dominasi bulutangkis Sea Games" (in Indonesian). BBC. Archived from the original on 17 September 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Simon santoso wins gold medal". Antara. Archived from the original on 17 September 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Simon Santoso juara tunggal putra Indonesia Open" (in Indonesian). Merdeka.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Biografi Simon Santoso". www.wowkeren.com (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Kisah Cinta Simon Santoso, Buy One Get One". www.jpnn.com (in Indonesian). Jawa Pos. Archived from the original on 9 June 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Sang Istri Bocorkan Perbedaan Simon Santoso yang Dulu dan Sekarang". www.indosport.com (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 17 September 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  11. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  12. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  13. ^ "tournamentsoftware.com". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.

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