Tjun Tjun (Chinese: 梁春生) is a retired Chinese-Indonesian badminton player. 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
Personal information
Birth nameLiang Chun-sheng
Country Indonesia
Born (1952-10-04) 4 October 1952 (age 67)
Cirebon, Indonesia

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

IBF World ChampionshipsEdit

1977 IBF World Championships – Men's Doubles (1)
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
1st   Johan Wahjudi - - Bye
2nd - - Bye
3rd   Uday Pawar
  Pradeep Gandhe
Win
QF   David Eddy
  Eddy Sutton
15–14, 15–5 Win
SF   Bengt Fröman
  Thomas Kihlström
15–7, 15–11 Win
Final   Christian Hadinata
  Ade Chandra
15–6, 15–4   Gold

Other TournamentEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
Asian Games
1 Men's doubles 1974 Tehran, IRI
Open Championships
1 Men's doubles 1972, 1973, 1974 Denmark Open
Mixed doubles 1974
1 Men's doubles 1977 Swedish Open
1 Men's doubles 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 All England
2 1973, 1981

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

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
  Champion
1973 Singapore Open   Johan Wahjudi   Rudy 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
1977 BWF World Championships   Johan Wahjudi   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
15–6, 15–4   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

Mix's doubles

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

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.