Eddy Kurniawan
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1962-07-02) 2 July 1962 (age 60)
Semarang, Indonesia
Medal record
Representing  Indonesia
Men's badminton
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Jakarta Men's singles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Bangkok Men's singles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 1989 Jakarta Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Nagoya-Tokyo Men's team
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul Men's team
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 1983 Calcutta Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1987 Semarang Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Calcutta Men's team
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1985 Bangkok Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1987 Jakarta Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1985 Bangkok Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1987 Jakarta Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
BWF profile

Eddy Kurniawan (Chinese: 罗天宁; born July 2, 1962 in Semarang, Central Java) is a retired Chinese-Indonesian male badminton player.

Career

Kurniawan's prime years, the mid to late 1980s, were a period of Chinese domination of international men's singles competition. Though he frequently appeared in the later rounds of major international tournaments, the hard-fighting Kurniawan rarely won them. One exception was his victory at the 1990 World Badminton Grand Prix, where he defeated Malaysia's Rashid Sidek in the final. He won the Australian Open in 1992. Kurniawan was a bronze medalist at the 1989 IBF World Championships in Jakarta. Perhaps the highlight of his career was his performance at the 1989 Sudirman Cup (combined men's and women's team world championship) when his victories over Korean opponents in both singles and mixed doubles in the last two matches of the contest secured the title for Indonesia.

Achievements

IBF World Championships

Men's Singles

1989 IBF World Championships – Men's singles
Round Opponent Score Result
Semifinal Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 18–14, 10–15, 13–15
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand China Yang Yang 13–15, 6–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1983 Shanghai, China China Chen Changjie
Silver
Silver
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Foo Kok Keong 11–15, 13–15
Bronze
Bronze

Southeast Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1985 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Icuk Sugiarto 9–15, 6–15
Silver
Silver
1987 Kuningan Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Icuk Sugiarto 13–15, 15–0, 9–15
Silver
Silver
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Icuk Sugiarto 7–15, 10–15
Silver
Silver

International Tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Penang Open Malaysia Misbun Sidek 8–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Indonesia Open China Yang Yang 6–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Singapore Open Malaysia Misbun Sidek 13–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Thailand Open China Zhao Jianhua 10–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 World Grand Prix Finals China Xiong Guobao 2–15, 14–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Singapore Open China Zhao Jianhua 11–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Morten Frost 12–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Dutch Open Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 7–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 18–17, 7–15, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1990 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Rashid Sidek 18–13, 9–15, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1992 Australia Open Australia Paul Stevenson 15–9, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion