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Tony Gunawan
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
 United States
Born (1975-04-09) 9 April 1975 (age 42)
Surabaya, Indonesia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
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Tony Gunawan (Chinese: 吳俊明; pinyin: Wu Junming, born 9 April 1975) is a Chinese descended, Indonesian born badminton player and coach who excelled internationally for Indonesia and later for the United States.

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CareerEdit

Gunawan is a former Olympic gold medalist and world champion for Indonesia, and now represents the United States. He is regarded by many, including his peers, as one of the greatest doubles players in badminton's history.[1] A superb all-court player with a particular facility in the forecourt, he won the 2000 Olympic gold medal, the 2001 IBF World Championships, and 2005 IBF World Championships with 3 different men's doubles partners.

He won the Men's Doubles gold medal in the 2005 World Championships from the 13th seeded position with his American partner Howard Bach. Gunawan partnered with Halim Haryanto to win the 2001 World Championships as well as the 2001 All-England Open, and with Candra Wijaya to win the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He was a member of the world champion 2000 Indonesia Thomas Cup team, winning his match in the final against China with yet another partner, Rexy Mainaky.

Gunawan and Bach won the 2005 IBF World Championships Men's Doubles gold over Gunawan's ex-partner Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto who were also finalists in the 2003 IBF World Championships in the same event. Tony played for Indonesia from 1992–2001 and is the winner of numerous international titles. He has coached and played for USA since 2001. Tony is currently studying in Orange County, California and coaches at San Gabriel Badminton Club 2 (Pomona).

Personal lifeEdit

He married with Women's doubles Indonesia, Etty Tantri in July 29, 2002 at the Monte Carlo Chapel in Las Vegas. They have two sons, Christopher and Leon.

AchievementsEdit

Men's Doubles Titles (35)Edit

Legend
Olympics (2)
World Championships (2)
Thomas Cup (2)
IBF/EBU/PABC Circuit (28)
Other(3)
No. Date Tournament (*Rating) Partner Opponent in the final Score
1. 1997, March French Open (A) Victo Wibowo   Efraim Davis / Halim Haryanto 15-10, 15-8
2. 1997, March Polish Open (1*) Victo Wibowo   Rudy Wijaya / Seng Kok Keong 15-11, 15-6
3. 1997, December Copenhagen Masters Candra Wijaya   Simon Archer / Chris Hunt 15-13, 15-8
4. 1998, March Swedish Open (3*) Candra Wijaya   Yang Ming / Zhang Jun 15-3, 15-6
5. 1998, May Thomas Cup Team   Malaysia 3-1
6. 1998, July Malaysia Open (5*) Halim Haryanto   Liu Yong / Yu Jinhao 6-15, 15-5, 15-11
7. 1998, July Brunei Open (4*) Halim Haryanto   Michael Sogaard /   Denny Kantono 15-2, 15-8
8. 1998, November Hong Kong Open (5*) Candra Wijaya   Jens Eriksen / Jesper Larsen 15-10, 15-9
9. 1999, March All England Open (4*) Candra Wijaya   Lee Dong-soo / Yoo Yong-sung 15-7, 15-8
10. 1999, July Malaysia Open (5*) Candra Wijaya   Flandy Limpele / Eng Hian 15-6, 15-11
11. 1999, November Ipoh Masters Candra Wijaya   Flandy Limpele / Eng Hian 15-11, 15-9
12. 1999, December World Grand Prix Finals(7*) Candra Wijaya   Kim Dong-moon / Ha Tae-kwon 15-7, 8-15, 15-11
13. 2000, April Japan Open (5*) Candra Wijaya   Lee Dong-soo / Yoo Yong-sung 15-6, 15-7
14. 2000, May Thomas Cup Rexy Mainaky   Chen Qiqiu / Yu Jinhao 3-0
15. 2000, July Indonesia Open (5*) Candra Wijaya   Flandy Limpele / Eng Hian 14-17, 15-6, 15-8
16. 2000, August XXVII Olympics (7*) Candra Wijaya   Lee Dong-soo / Yoo Yong-Sung 15-10, 9-15, 15-7
17. 2000, December World Grand Prix Finals (7*) Candra Wijaya   Halim Haryanto / Sigit Budiarto 7-5, 8-6, 7-2
18. 2001, March All England Open (4*) Halim Haryanto   Candra Wijaya / Sigit Budiarto 15-13, 7-15, 15-7
19. 2001, July World Championships (7*) Halim Haryanto   Kim Dong-moon / Ha Tae-kwon 15-0, 15-10
20. 2002, September US Open (1*) Bob Malaythong   Kevin Han / Howard Bach 11-15, 15-7, 15-7
21. 2002, September Puerto Rico Open (A) Bob Malaythong   Sergio Llopis / José Antonio Crespo 15-6, 15-3
22. 2002, December SCBA Classic (A) Bob Malaythong   Kevin Han / Howard Bach 15-10, 15-9
23. 2003, September US Open (1*) Bob Malaythong   Wei Hsiang Lin / Sung Yuan Lee 6-15, 15-4, 15-5
24. 2004, September US Open (1*) Howard Bach   Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen 15-5, 15-7
25. 2004, September Dutch Open (2*) Howard Bach   Peter Steffensen / Thomas Laybourn 15-8, 15-7
26. 2005, February USA SCBA International (A) Howard Bach   Bob Malaythong / Raju Rai 1-0 retired
27. 2005, August World Championships (7*) Howard Bach   Candra Wijaya / Sigit Budiarto 15-11, 10-15, 15-11
28. 2005, October BitBurger German Open(1*) Halim Haryanto   Mike Beres / William Milroy 15-3, 15-6
29. 2005, November OCBC Yonex International (A) Howard Bach   Mike Beres / William Milroy 15-1, 15-2
30. 2005, November Chinese Taipei Open (3*) Halim Haryanto   Mathias Boe / Carsten Mogensen 15-13, 15-13
31. 2005, December Copenhagen Masters Howard Bach   Fu Haifeng / Cai Yun 15-12, 11-15, 15-4
32. 2006, June Indonesia Open (6*) Candra Wijaya   Markis Kido / Hendra Setiawan 21-17, 21-16
33. 2006, August US Open (1*) Halim Haryanto   Alexander Nikolaenko / Vitaly Durkin 21-10, 21-19
34. 2006, September Korea Open (6*) Candra Wijaya   Lee Jae-jin / Hwang Ji-man 21-18, 21-18
35. 2006, October Japan Open (5*) Candra Wijaya   Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong 21-15, 21-14
36. 2007, September Japan Super Series (SS) Candra Wijaya   Luluk Hadiyanto / Alvent Yulianto Chandra 21-18, 21-17

Other ResultsEdit

2008 China Cup 2008 S.Series Semi-Finalist
22/06/2008 Indonesia Super Series 2008 S.Series 7800.00 Runner-Up
06/04/2008 India Grand Prix Gold 2008 GP Gold 4900.00 Semi-Finalist
16/03/2008 Wilson Swiss Open Super Series 2008 S.Series 5040.00 Quarter-Finalist
09/03/2008 YONEX All England Super Series 2008 S.Series 3600.00 1\16
20/01/2008 Proton Malaysia Open Super Series 2008 S.Series 6420.00 Semi-Finalist
02/12/2007 YONEX-SUNRISE HONG KONG SUPER SERIES 2007 S.Series 7800.00 Runner-Up
25/11/2007 CHINA OPEN SUPER SERIES S.Series 2220.00 1\32
19/08/2007 16th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007 BWF Events 6600.00 Quarter-Finalist
22/07/2007 BINGO BONANZA PHILIPPINE OPEN 2007 GP Gold 2720.00 1\16
13/05/2007 DJARUM INDONESIA SUPER SERIES S.Series 6420.00 Semi-Finalist
06/05/2007 AVIVA OPEN SINGAPORE SUPER SERIES 2007 S.Series 6420.00 Semi-Finalist
18/03/2007 WILSON SWISS OPEN SUPER SERIES S.Series 6420.00 Semi-Finalist
11/03/2007 YONEX ALL ENGLAND SUPER SERIES S.Series 6420.00 Semi-Finalist
28/01/2007 YONEX KOREA OPEN SUPER SERIES S.Series 6420.00 Semi-Finalist
21/01/2007 PROTON MALAYSIA SUPER SERIES S.Series 7800.00 Runner-Up
02/09/2006 YONEX SUNRISE HONG KONG OPEN 2006 6* 4950.10 Quarter-Finalist

Mixed Doubles Titles (5)Edit

Legend
IBF/EBU/PABC Circuit (5)
No. Date Tournament (*Rating) Partner Opponent in the final Score
1. 2002, September US Open (1*) Etty Tantri   Simon Archer /   Marina Andrievskaya 7-11, 11-4, 11-6
2. 2002, September Puerto Rico Open (A) Mesinee Mangkalakiri   Tjitte Weistra / Dorianna Rivera 15-6, 15-3
3. 2002, December SCBA Classic (1*) Mesinee Mangkalakiri   Bob Malaythong / Lili Zhou 11-2, 13-10
4. 2003, September US Open (1*) Etty Tantri   Hwang Ji-man / Eun Woo Lee 15-5, 15-9
5. 2005, November Taipei Open (3*) Cheng Wen-Hsing   Devin Lahardi / Vita Marissa 17-15, 15-6

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