The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Indonesian Badminton Players of all time. This list of famous Indonesian Badminton Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Indonesian Badminton Players.
With an HPI of 53.15, Taufik Hidayat is the most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 27 different languages on wikipedia.
Taufik Hidayat (born 10 August 1981) is a retired Indonesian badminton player. He is a former World and Olympic champion in the men's singles. He has also won the Indonesia Open six times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006).
With an HPI of 51.76, Susi Susanti is the 2nd most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.
Lucia Francisca "Susi" Susanti Haditono (Hanzi: 王蓮香, Pinyin: Wang Lian-xiang, Hokkien: Ong Lien Hiang, born 11 February 1971) is a retired Indonesian badminton player. Relatively small of stature, she combined quick and graceful movement with elegant shotmaking technique, and is regarded by many as one of the greatest women's singles players of all time. She is the first Indonesian Olympic gold medalist and the only Indonesian woman to do so until Lilyana Natsir accomplished the feat in 2016.
With an HPI of 51.34, Alan Budikusuma is the 3rd most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.
Alexander Alan Budikusuma Wiratama (born 29 March 1968, as Goei Djien Phang; Chinese: 魏仁芳) is a former Indonesian badminton player who excelled at the world level from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.
With an HPI of 47.60, Hendrawan is the 4th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.
Hendrawan (Chinese: 葉誠萬; pinyin: Ye Chengwan; born 27 June 1972) is a former Indonesian badminton player, and now works as badminton coach.
With an HPI of 47.45, Mia Audina is the 5th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.
Mia Audina Tjiptawan (born 22 August 1979) is a former Indonesian badminton player who represented Indonesia and later the Netherlands in international competitions. A badminton prodigy, Audina first played Uber Cup (the women's world team championship) for Indonesia at age fourteen, winning the decisive final match in the championship round against China in 1994. She was briefly ranked as the World No.1 women's singles player in October 1996. Audina helped Indonesia to retain the Uber Cup title in 1996, and was a member of the 1998 Indonesian team which relinquished the Cup to China, before moving to the Netherlands with her Dutch-national husband in 2000.As a Dutch resident she continued to compete, winning titles in both Europe and Asia before retiring from high-level competition in 2006. Top honors in badminton's three most prestigious events for individual players, the Olympics, the All-Englands, and the World Championships, eluded Audina, though she was twice an Olympic silver medalist in singles (1996, 2004) and was a bronze medalist at the World Championships in 2003. Her most significant victories included the open singles titles of the USA (1996), Singapore (1997), Japan (1997, 2004), Indonesia (1998), Korea (2003), the Netherlands (2001, 2002), Switzerland (2002), and Taiwan (2000, 2003). She won singles at the Southeast Asian Games in 1997 and both singles and women's doubles at the European Championships in 2004. A gritty competitor and, in her youth, exceptionally mobile and supple (she was rarely forced into hitting backhands), Audina was a crowd favorite throughout her career.
With an HPI of 46.83, Candra Wijaya is the 6th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.
Rafael Candra Wijaya (Chinese: 陳甲亮; born 16 September 1975) is a retired Indonesian badminton player.
With an HPI of 46.60, Hendra Setiawan is the 7th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.
Hendra Setiawan (born 25 August 1984) is an Indonesian professional badminton player. He is an Olympic Games gold medalist, four time World Champion, two time Asian Games gold medalist, and two time All England champion. With these, Setiawan has collected all major individual titles in badminton. He is considered to be one of the greatest men's doubles players in badminton history.Setiawan was ranked first in the men's doubles with two different partners. Together with Markis Kido, he achieved the world no. 1 in September 2007, and with Mohammad Ahsan in November 2013. He has collected six gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games with the acquisition of 3 in the men's doubles, and 3 in the team event. Teamed-up with Kido, he won the men's doubles titles at the 2005 and 2009 Asian Championships; the 2006 World Cup; the 2007 World Championships; the 2008 Olympic Games; and the 2010 Asian Games.Setiawan has also played in the mixed doubles, and the best result was in 2010 Indonesia Open finished as the runner-up with his partner Anastasia Russkikh from Russia. He made a new strong partnership with Mohammad Ahsan at the end of 2012. They had won numerous prestigious titles including the 2013, 2015 and 2019 World Championships; the gold medal in 2014 Asian Games, won All England champion twice, and three times BWF Superseries Finals champions. Setiawan holds the record as the oldest player that won the World Championships title at the age of 35.
With an HPI of 46.02, Tony Gunawan is the 8th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.
Tony Gunawan (Chinese: 吳俊明; pinyin: Wu Junming; born 9 April 1975) is an Indonesian-born American former badminton player. He gained several international achievements for Indonesia and later for the United States, including Olympic gold medal and world champion title.
With an HPI of 45.51, Ardy Wiranata is the 9th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.
Ardy Bernardus Wiranata (born 10 February 1970) is a former Indonesian badminton player who rated among the top singles players in the world (several of whom were fellow Indonesians) during most of the 1990s.
With an HPI of 45.24, Markis Kido is the 10th most famous Indonesian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.
Markis Kido (born 11 August 1984) is a badminton player from Indonesia, one of the world's leading men's doubles specialists. He won the men's doubles gold medal at the 2006 World Cup, 2007 World Championships, and 2008 Olympic Games with Hendra Setiawan.
Pantheon has 15 people classified as badminton players born between 1968 and 1987. Of these 15, 15 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living badminton players include Taufik Hidayat, Susi Susanti, and Alan Budikusuma. As of October 2020, 5 new badminton players have been added to Pantheon including Hendrawan, Candra Wijaya, and Tony Gunawan.
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