Susi Susanti

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August 12, 2022

Lucia Francisca Susy Susanti Haditono (Chinese: , pinyin: Wang Lian-xiang, Hokkien, Pe̍h-oē-jī: Ong Lien Hiang born 11 February 1971) is an Indonesian badminton player of Chinese descent. Her relatively small stature, outstanding serving style, unmatched footwork, strong wrists, and tough mentality, she is considered by many to be one of the greatest women's singles players of all time. She is the first Indonesian gold medalist at the Olympics. She is married to Alan Budikusuma, who won the gold medal with her at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. In addition, she has also won a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Laurencia Averina (1999), Albertus Edward (2000), and Sebastianus Frederick (2003). The International Badminton Federation (now Badminton World Federation) in May 2004 awarded the Badminton Hall of Fame to Susi Susanti. Other Indonesian players who won the Hall of Fame award were Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Dick Sudirman, Christian Hadinata, and Liem Swie King. Previously, he also received the Republic of Indonesia Bintang Jasa Utama in 1992.

Early life

Susi Susanti was born in Tasikmalaya, West Java on February 11, 1971 to Risad Haditono and Purwo Banowati. Elementary education was taken in Tasikmalaya, then SMP and SMA Negeri in Ragunan, South Jakarta, and then to STIE Perbanas. Since childhood, Susi has been practicing badminton. Full support from parents makes his ability to play badminton to develop well. His father is a badminton athlete who dreams of becoming a world champion. But his father's dream had to run aground because he suffered a knee injury when he was young. It was the ideals that ran aground that were passed on to Susi. Susi is trained by her father every day, not only practicing hitting, but also details such as footwork, stamina, and so on. Susi trained at her uncle's club, PB Tunas Tasikmalaya, for seven years and won the junior level championship. In 1985, Susi, who was still in junior high school, decided to spread her career in the badminton world wider by moving to Jakarta. He was asked to join two big Indonesian clubs, PB Jaya Raya and PB Djarum. However, because of the consideration of having relatives in Jakarta, Susi finally chose to join Jaya Raya.

Career

Susi entered the world of badminton since 1980. In 1985, she joined the PB Jaya Raya club, under the tutelage of coach Liang Ciu Sia. Susi won the women's singles gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, ​​Spain and the bronze medal in 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, USA. Susi was the most dominant women's singles player in the first round. Susi also won the All England Open in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994, the World Badminton Grand Prix Finals five times in a row from 1990 to 1994 as well as in 1996, and the World Championships. IBF in 1993. She is the only female player to hold the Olympic, World Championship and All-England singles titles simultaneously. He won the Japan Open three times and the Indonesian Open five times. She has also won multiple Badminton Grand Prix series and five Badminton World Cups. She also led the Indonesian team to victories over perennial champions China in the 1994 and 1996 Uber Cup competitions. All of this happened during a relatively strong period in women's international badminton. Her main competitors in her early prime years were Chinese players Tang Jiuhong and Huang Hua, and, later, China's Ye Zhaoying and Bang Soo-hyun. Susi Susanti was inducted into the Badminton World Federation (IBF, currently BWF) Hall of Fame in May 2004, and received the Herbert Scheele Cup in 2002.

Retirement

Susi decides to hang