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Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama

Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama (Chinese: 魏仁君; pinyin: Wèi Rénjūn; born 6 April 1977) is a male badminton player from Indonesia. He is a younger brother of Olympic gold medalist from Indonesia, Alan Budikusuma. He moved to Hong Kong due to tight competition in Indonesia. In Hong Kong, he partnered with another Indonesian who moved to Hong Kong, Albertus Susanto Njoto, in men's doubles.[2]

Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama
Personal information
Country Australia
Born (1977-04-06) 6 April 1977 (age 42)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
HandednessRight
Highest ranking21 (MD) 10 (XD)[1]
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Wiratama came from the Tangkas Jakarta badminton club, and in 2002, he started to represent Hong Kong.<[3][4] He competed at the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games.[5] He was the mixed doubles bronze medallist at the 2009 East Asian Games.[6]

Wiratama played at the 2007 BWF World Championships in men's doubles with Albertus Susanto Njoto. They were seeded #12 and were defeated in the second round by Simon Mollyhus and Anders Kristiansen, of Denmark, 20-22, 21-19, 21-17. Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama is the current world record holder for the most head shots in a badminton game. his record is 15 head shots in one single game. In 2017, Wiratama who was 40 years old, plays for Australia and won the men's doubles title at the Sydney International tournament with Albertus Susanto Njoto.[7]

AchievementsEdit

East Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium,
Hong Kong
  Chau Hoi Wah   Zhang Nan
  Ma Jin
14–21, 16–21   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Chinese Taipei Open   Wong Wai Hong   Chen Hung-ling
  Lin Yu-lang
21–14, 12–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2007 New Zealand Open   Albert Susanto Njoto   Chan Chong Ming
  Hoon Thien How
14–21, 22–20, 11–21   Runner-up
2006 Philippines Open   Albert Susanto Njoto   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Joko Riyadi
18-21, 21-12, 21-19   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Vietnam Open   Tse Ying Suet   He Hanbin
  Ma Jin
18-21, 11-21   Runner-up
2010 German Open   Tse Ying Suet   Robert Blair
  Imogen Bankier
15–5, Retired   Winner
2009 New Zealand Open   Chau Hoi Wah   Fran Kurniawan
  Pia Zebadiah Bernadet
13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 Australian Open   Chau Hoi Wah   Henry Tam
  Donna Haliday
21–11, 21–5   Winner
2008 Macau Open   Chau Hoi Wah   Xu Chen
  Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series/SatelliteEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2003 Western Australia International   Ng Wei 7–15, 12–15   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydney International   Albertus Susanto Njoto   Chuang Pu-sheng
  Lin Yu-chieh
21–14, 21–6   Winner
2010 Polish International   Wong Wai Hong   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
17–21, 21–14, 14–21   Runner-up
2006 Vietnam Satellite   Albertus Susanto Njoto   Sudket Prapakamol
  Patapol Ngernsrisuk
16–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2003 Western Australia International   Yau Tsz Yuk   Denny Setiawan
  Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
8–15, 9–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Singapore International   Tse Ying Suet   Lee Jae-jin
  Yim Jae-eun
21-13, 21-19   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series/ Satellite tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yohan Hadikusumo WIRATAMA". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Menunggu Prestasi Vertikal Keluarga Bulutangkis". bulutangkis.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "RI Badminton League struggling to prepare for February launch". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  4. ^ "印尼名将魏仁芳之弟披上中国香港队战袍" (in Chinese). Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  5. ^ "The 15th Asian Games Thomas-Kumar in quarterfinal of men's badminton". Portal Bulutangkis Indonesia. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Medallists - Badminton". Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Sydney Int'l – 11-year wait for 2nd title". Badzine.net. Retrieved 21 September 2017.

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