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Verawaty Wiharjo

Verawaty Wiharjo

Indonesian badminton player
Verawaty Wiharjo
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indonesian badminton player
A.K.A. Verawaty Fajrin, Verawaty Wihardjo
Is Athlete Badminton player
From Indonesia
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 1 October 1957, Jakarta, Indonesia
Age 64 years
Residence Jakarta
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Verawaty Wiharjo Fadjrin (born 1 October 1957, Jakarta, Indonesia), is a former badminton player who won international titles spanning from the late 1970s to the end of the 1980s. Tall and powerful, at one time or another she played each of the three variations of the sport (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) at the highest world level.

Career

During a relatively brief period as a regular singles competitor, Verawaty won the 1980 IBF World Championships in Jakarta over fellow countrywoman Ivana Lie. Verawaty had been runner-up to Denmark's Lene Koppen at the prestigious All-England Championships that year. She won the Southeast Asian Games title in 1981 and the Indonesia Open in 1982. Most of her early titles in women's doubles were in partnership with Imelda Wiguno (Wigoeno). Together, they won the Asian Games (1978), the Danish Open (1979), the Canadian Open (1979), the All England (1979), and the Southeast Asian Games (1981). They were runners-up at the World Championships in 1980, and Verawaty was runner-up at the 1982 All England with another fellow countrywoman Ruth Damayanti.

Following a hiatus in her international badminton career from 1983 to 1985, Verawaty enjoyed impressive success in her late twenties and early thirties. She shared the women's doubles title at the Indonesia Open in 1986 and 1988, and finished second with Ivana Lie at the World Badminton Grand Prix in 1986. Her greatest success late in her career, however, came in mixed doubles, which she had rarely played earlier. She won the 1986 and 1988 Malaysia Opens with Bobby Ertanto and Eddy Hartono respectively. In 1989 Verawaty and Hartono won the World Badminton Grand Prix, and the Dutch and Indonesia Opens together. They also reached the final round of the 1989 IBF World Championships in Jakarta, but could not overcome South Korea's Chung Myung-hee and the formidable Park Joo-bong.

Verawaty led Indonesian Uber Cup (women's international) teams that finished second to Japan in 1978 and 1981, and to China in 1986. Of the seven matches won and the fourteen matches lost by Indonesia, collectively, in the final rounds of these three competitions, Verawaty was involved in six of the wins and only three of the losses. She also helped Indonesia win the Sudirman Cup (combined men's and women's team championship) over South Korea in 1989, her final year of international play.

Achievements

Women's Singles

  • 02 !2nd, silver medalist(s) 1980 All England
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1980 IBF World Championships
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1981 SEA Games
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1982 Indonesia Open

Women's Doubles

With Imelda Wiguno

  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1977 Dutch Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1978 Denmark Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1978 Asian Games
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1979 All England
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1979 Canada Open
  • 02 !2nd, silver medalist(s) 1980 IBF World Championships

With Ruth Damayanti

  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1981 SEA Games
  • 02 !2nd, silver medalist(s) 1982 All England

With Ivana Lie

  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1986 Indonesia Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1986 China Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1986 Chinese Taipei Open
  • 02 !2nd, silver medalist(s) 1986 World Badminton Grand Prix

With Rosiana Tendean

  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1987 SEA Games

With Yanti Kusmiati

  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1988 Indonesia Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1988 Asian Championships

With Lili Tampi

  • 03 !3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1990 Asian Games

Mixed Doubles

With Eddy Hartono

  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1986 Malaysia Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1986 World Cup
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1988 Malaysia Open
  • 02 !2nd, silver medalist(s) 1989 IBF World Championships
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1989 Indonesia Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1989 SEA Games
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1989 Dutch Open
  • 01 !1st, gold medalist(s) 1989 World Badminton Grand Prix
  • 02 !2nd, silver medalist(s) 1990 Asian Games
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