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Susi Susanti

Susi Susanti

Indonesian badminton player
Susi Susanti
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indonesian badminton player
Is Athlete Badminton player
From Indonesia
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 11 February 1971, Tasikmalaya, Indonesia
Age 49 years
Star sign Aquarius
Family
Spouse: Alan Budikusuma
Stats
Height: 1.62 m
The details

Biography

Lucia Francisca "Susi" Susanti Haditono (Hanzi: 王蓮香, Pinyin: Wang Lian-xiang, Hokkien: Ong Lien Hiang, born 11 February 1971 in Tasikmalaya, West Java) is a retired Indonesian badminton player. Relatively small of stature, she combined quick and graceful movement with elegant shotmaking technique, and regarded by many as one of the greatest women's singles player of all time. She is the first Indonesian Olympic gold medalist and the only Indonesian woman until Lilyana Natsir won gold in 2016.

Career

She won the women's singles gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain and the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, United States. She retired from the world badminton circuit not long after her marriage to Alan Budikusuma (who had also won a badminton singles gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics) in February 1997. Susanti was the most dominant women's singles player in the first half of the 1990s, winning the All-England in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994, the World Badminton Grand Prix finale five times consecutively from 1990 to 1994 as well as in 1996, and the IBF World Championships in 1993. She is the only female player to hold the Olympic, World Championship, and All-England singles titles simultaneously. She won the Japan Open three times and the Indonesian Open five times. She also won numerous Badminton Grand Prix Series events and five Badminton World Cups. She led the Indonesian team to victory over perennial champion China in the 1994 and 1996 Uber Cup (women's world team) competitions. All of this came during a relatively strong period in women's international badminton. Her chief competitors early in her prime years were the Chinese players Tang Jiuhong and Huang Hua, and, later, China's Ye Zhaoying and the Korean Bang Soo-hyun.

Susanti was inducted into the International Badminton Federation (IBF, currently BWF) Hall of Fame in May 2004, and received the Herbert Scheele Trophy in 2002.

Playing Style

Susanti was an extremely durable defensive player who like to instigate long rallies to wear out opponent’s stamina and forcing unforced errors. The style was in contrast to most of the top female players of her contemporaries like, Bang Soo Hyun, Tang Jiuhong, Huang Hua, Ye Zhaoying, who at the time deployed more aggressive style.

Bulks of her points came from opponent’s bad strikes. Susanti’s matches were characteristically slow and long, especially in the era of 15 points system in a player could only get a point whenever she or he held the serve. Susanti’s relied on deep lob to the backline, effectively nullified the chance of engaging in fast pace exchange, and combined it with occasional drop shots near the net which forced her opponent to cover the entire court. Susanti’s frequently covered her backhand side with overhead forehand, many with heavy back-arching overhead forehands. She often stretched her legs very wide and low to take shots at the corners or away from her position. Being a small girl with limited court coverage in her development years had pushed her to develop the wide leg-stretching manoeuvre, a pose that became her signature move and sometimes ended with a full leg split. In later years of her career, Susanti incorporated a little smash in her repertoire, just enough to put her opponent off-balance since most of her opponents barely expected any attacking strikes from her.

Personal life

She is married to Alan Budikusuma (Chinese: 魏仁芳), a men's badminton Olympic gold medalist (also in 1992) and one of the top men's players in the history of the sport, a former Chinese Indonesian badminton player who excelled at the world level from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Together they have three children, Laurencia Averina, born 1999, Albertus Edward, born 2000, Sebastianus Fredrick, born 2003.

Achievements

Olympic Games

1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain

Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 64 Bye
Round of 32 Harumi Kohara 11–2, 11–2 Win
Round of 16 Wong Chun Fan 11–4, 11–2 Win
Quarterfinals Somharuthai Jaroensiri 11–6, 11–1 Win
Semifinals Huang Hua 11–4, 11–1 Win

1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States of America

Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 64 Bye
Round of 32 Doris Piche 11–1, 11–3 Win
Round of 16 Katarzyna Krasowska 11–4, 11–0 Win
Quarterfinals Han Jingna 3–11, 11–4, 11–8 Win
Semifinals Bang Soo Hyun 9–11, 8–11 Lost

World Championships

Women's Singles

  • 1995 IBF World Championships at the Malley Sports Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland
1995 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Debra O'Connor 11–2, 11–0 Win
Second round Robbyn Hermitage 11–0, 11–1 Win
Third round Julie Still 11–4, 11–2 Win
Fourth round Yao Yan 11–7, 11–8 Win
Quarterfinal Zhang Ning 11–7, 11–7 Win
  • 1993 IBF World Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England
1993 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Monique Hoogland 11–4, 11–2 Win
Second round Sonya McGinn 11–2, 11–1 Win
Third round Anne Sondergaard 11–6, 11–0 Win
Fourth round Hu Ning 11–2, 11–5 Win
Quarterfinal Lee Heung-soon 2–11, 11–3, 11–2 Win
Semifinal Ye Zhaoying 12–10, 12–10 Win
  • 1991 IBF World Championships at the Brøndbyhallen in Copenhagen, Denmark
1991 IBF World Championships – Women's Singles
Round Opponent Score Result
First round Hisako Mizui 11–7, 11–5 Win
Second round Asa Palsdottir 11–2, 11–0 Win
Third round Irina Serova 11–4, 11–8 Win
Fourth round Christine Gandrup 11–8, 11–1 Win
Quarterfinal Zhou Lei 11–5, 11–6 Win

World Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result

World Badminton Grand Prix Finals

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
     World Badminton Grand Prix Finals

Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result

Asia Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result

Southeast Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent in the Final Score Result
1998 Singapore Open Ye Zhaoying 5–11, 6–11, 2–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Vietnam Open Xu Huaiwen 11–4, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Indonesia Open Meiluawati 11–4, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Malaysia Open Ye Zhaoying 11–5, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Chinese Taipei Open Ye Zhaoying 11–5, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Indonesia Open Wang Chen 11–8, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Japan Open Ye Zhaoying 7–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Korea Open Bang Soo-hyun 3–11, 11–7, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Indonesia Open Bang Soo-hyun 11–1, 12–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Malaysia Open Bang Soo-hyun 11–1, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Japan Open Bang Soo-hyun 11–7, 12–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Indonesia Open Bang Soo-hyun 2–11, 11–0, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Thailand Open Lim Xiaoqing 11–5, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Malaysia Open Ye Zhaoying 11–3, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Japan Open Ye Zhaoying 11–6, 10–12, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 All England Open Ye Zhaoying 11–5, 11–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Chinese Taipei Open Kim Ji-hyun 11–2, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Dutch Open Camilla Martin 11–7, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 German Open Ye Zhaoying 11–6, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Korea Open Bang Soo-hyun 9–12, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Thailand Open Somharuthai Jaroensiri 12–10, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Indonesia Open Ye Zhaoying 9–11, 11–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Malaysia Open Lim Xiaoqing 11–6, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 All England Open Bang Soo-hyun 4–11, 11–4, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Thailand Open Bang Soo-hyun 11–7, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Hong Kong Open Bang Soo-hyun 11–5, 6–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 German Open Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 11–7, 10–12, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Japan Open Ye Zhaoying 11–2, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Denmark Open Lim Xiaoqing 11–3, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Swedish Open Pernille Nedergaard 11–2, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Thailand Open Lee Heung-soon 11–7, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Denmark Open Huang Hua 11–5, 6–11, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Indonesia Open Lee Heung-soon 11–8, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 All England Open Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 0–11, 11–2, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Japan Open Huang Hua 3–11, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Chinese Taipei Open Somharuthai Jaroensiri 11–1, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Indonesia Open Lee Young-suk 11–1, 8–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 All England Open Huang Hua 12–11, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Indonesia Open Huang Hua 7–11, 0–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Chinese Taipei Open Christine Gandrup 11–8, 3–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 All England Open Li Lingwei 8–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent in the Final Score Result
1987 Indonesia Open Verawaty Fadjrin Rosiana Tendean
Ivana Lie
4–15, 16–17 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

International Series

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open Anna Lao 11–1, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open Lisa Campbell Rhonda Cator
Anna Lao
8–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Australian Open Ardy Wiranata He Tim
Anna Lao
11–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.

Players Matches Results Change
Players Matches Results Change
Won Lost
Anna Lao 1 1 0 +1
Dai Yun 3 3 0 +3
Gong Ruina 2 1 1 0
Gong Zhichao 4 1 3 -2
Han Jingna 5 5 0 +5
Huang Hua 7 4 3 +1
Li Lingwei 2 0 2 -2
Tang Jiuhong 3 0 3 -3
Wang Chen 4 3 1 +2
Xu Huaiwen 1 1 0 +1
Yao Yan 5 5 0 +5
Ye Zhaoying 18 11 7 +4
Zhang Ning 4 3 1 +2
Players Matches Results Change
Won Lost
Huang Chia-chi 1 1 0 +1
Camilla Martin 11 11 0 +11
Mette Sørensen 2 2 0 +2
Helen Troke 2 2 0 +2
Yasuko Mizui 1 1 0 +1
Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 4 4 0 +4
Bang Soo-hyun 17 12 5 +7
Kim Ji-hyun 8 7 1 +6
Lee Heung-soon 4 4 0 +4
Lee Young-suk 2 1 1 0
Lim Xiaoqing 9 8 1 +7
Somharuthai Jaroensiri 12 12 0 +12
Won Lost
Anna Lao 1 1 0 +1
Dai Yun 3 3 0 +3
Gong Ruina 2 1 1 0
Gong Zhichao 4 1 3 -2
Han Jingna 5 5 0 +5
Huang Hua 7 4 3 +1
Li Lingwei 2 0 2 -2
Tang Jiuhong 3 0 3 -3
Wang Chen 4 3 1 +2
Xu Huaiwen 1 1 0 +1
Yao Yan 5 5 0 +5
Ye Zhaoying 18 11 7 +4
Zhang Ning 4 3 1 +2
Won Lost
Huang Chia-chi 1 1 0 +1
Camilla Martin 11 11 0 +11
Mette Sørensen 2 2 0 +2
Helen Troke 2 2 0 +2
Yasuko Mizui 1 1 0 +1
Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 4 4 0 +4
Bang Soo-hyun 17 12 5 +7
Kim Ji-hyun 8 7 1 +6
Lee Heung-soon 4 4 0 +4
Lee Young-suk 2 1 1 0
Lim Xiaoqing 9 8 1 +7
Somharuthai Jaroensiri 12 12 0 +12
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http://www.olympic.org/susi-susanti
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https://viaf.org/viaf/283692043
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/283692043
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