Tjun Tjun

Tjun Tjun (Chinese: 梁春生) is a retired Chinese-Indonesian badminton player.

Tjun Tjun
Personal information
Birth nameLiang Chun-sheng
Country Indonesia
Born (1952-10-04) 4 October 1952 (age 68)
Cirebon, Indonesia
Medal record
Representing  Indonesia
Men's badminton
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 Malmö Men's doubles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1973 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Bangkok Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1979 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1974 Tehran Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1974 Tehran Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1974 Tehran Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Hyderabad Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Hyderabad Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1971 Jakarta Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1977 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1977 Kuala Lumpur Men's team

CareerEdit

Though a world level singles player early in his career, he became one of the sport's greatest ever doubles specialists. His game was notable for its speed, power, accuracy, and aggressiveness. He is the brother of Liang Qiu-xia, also a badminton player and coach.

Tjun Tjun became world champion in men's doubles with Johan Wahjudi at the very first IBF World Championships held in 1977.[1] They also won 6 of the 7 All England Open Badminton Championships held from 1974 through 1980.[2] They were clearly the world's number one team during this period, often beating fellow countrymen Christian Hadinata and Ade Chandra in the finals of major events. Playing one stint at singles and regularly in doubles (first with Rudy Hartono, and later with Wahjudi) Tjun Tjun won all of his matches in three consecutive Thomas Cup campaigns (1973, 1976, 1979), all of which resulted in world team titles for Indonesia.[3] He was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2009.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

1977 IBF World Championships – Men's Doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Final   Johan Wahjudi   Christian Hadinata
  Ade Chandra
15–6, 15–4   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 Amjadieh Sport Complex, Tehran, Iran   Johan Wahjudi   Christian Hadinata
  Ade Chandra
15–9, 15–7   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 Amjadieh Sport Complex, Tehran, Iran   Sri Wiyanti   Christian Hadinata
  Regina Masli
10–15, 8–15   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1971 Jakarta, Indonesia   Tata Budiman   Indra Gunawan
  Nara Sudjana
8-15, 15-12, 11-15   Silver
1976 Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad,
India
  Ade Chandra   Yao Ximing
  Sun Zhi’an
Walkover   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1977 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Johan Wahjudi   Preecha Sopajaree
  Pichai Kongsirithavorn
  Gold

International TournamentsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1973 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
1–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1973 German Open   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–4, 15–9   Champion
1973 Denmark Open   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–3, 15–7   Champion
1973 Singapore Open   Johan Wahjudi   Indra Gunawan
  Christian Hadinata
15–11, 15–11   Champion
1974 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–8, 15–6   Champion
1974 Denmark Open   Johan Wahjudi   Iie Sumirat
  Christian Hadinata
  Champion
1975 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–11, 15–5   Champion
1975 Denmark Open   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–6, 15–1   Champion
1977 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–7, 18–15   Champion
1977 Swedish Open   Ade Chandra   Champion
1978 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–12, 15–8   Champion
1979 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Stefan Karlsson
  Claes Nordin
17–16, 15–3   Champion
1980 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Ray Stevens
  Mike Tredgett
10–15, 15–9, 15–10   Champion
1981 All England   Johan Wahjudi   Rudy Heryanto
  Hariamanto Kartono
9–15, 8–15   Runner-up

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1973 German Open   Sture Johnsson 5–15, 15–12, 5–15   Runner-up
1973 Singapore Open   Iie Sumirat 3–15, 14–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1975 Denmark Open   Regina Masli   Klaus Kaagaard
  Joke van Beusekom
15–6, 7–15, 17–14   Champion

Invitational tournamentEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1972 World Invitational Championships   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–10, 15–10   Gold
1974 (Scotland) World Invitational Championships   Johan Wahjudi   Punch Gunalan
  Dominic Soong
  Gold
1974 (Asia) World Invitational Championships   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–13, 9–15, 18–15   Gold
1975 World Invitational Championships   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
  Gold
1977 Asian Invitational Championships   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
14–17, 15–2, 15–5   Gold

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1974 (Asia) World Invitational Championships   Svend Pri 15–3, 16–17, 0–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 (Asia) World Invitational Championships   Sri Wiyanti   Christian Hadinata
  Regina Masli
7–15, 3–15   Silver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 109.
  2. ^ Davis, 107.
  3. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 125-128.