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
Country Indonesia
Born (1985-07-29) 29 July 1985 (age 35)
Tegal, Central Java Indonesia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking3 (26 August 2010)
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

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21–10, 11–21, 21–19   Gold (2)
2009 Gym Hall 1, National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–16, 21–12   Gold (1)
2005 PhilSports Arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 16–17, 3–15   Silver

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

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, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[11] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[12] with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.

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

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

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

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

IBF InternationalEdit

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

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 Super Series
  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 Super Series Finals NQ GS NQ GS (2011)
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 N/A A R3 (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 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

  1. ^ "Pemain: Simon Santoso" (in Indonesian). Badminton Association of Indonesia. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  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.
  12. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  13. ^ "tournamentsoftware.com". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.

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