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.
9 April 1975 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
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. 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).
Men's Doubles Titles (35)Edit
|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
|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 (1*)||Mesinee Mangkalakiri||Tjitte Weistra / Dorianna Rivera||15-6, 15-3|
|3.||2002, December||SCBA Classic (A)||Mesinee Mangkalakiri||Philippe Bourret / Denyse Julien||11-3, 13-5|
|4.||2003, September||US Open (1*)||Etty Tantri||Hwang Ji-man / Lee Eun-woo||15-5, 15-9|
|5.||2005, November||Taipei Open (3*)||Cheng Wen-Hsing||Devin Lahardi / Vita Marissa||17-15, 15-6|
- "Birdie Boys". AsianWeek. 2 September 2005. Archived from the original on 21 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-10.
- "Gunawan, Bach talk about their world title". U.S. Olympic Team. 22 August 2005. Retrieved 2006-05-11.
- Tony Gunawan at databaseolympics.com
- Tony Gunawan at cnnsi.com
- "Tony Gunawan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.