Finarsih
Personal information
Birth nameAadijatmiko Christina Finarsih
CountryIndonesia
Born (1972-02-08) 8 February 1972 (age 50)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (1994)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Lausanne Women's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1995 Jakarta Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1993 New Delhi Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Yogyakarta Women's doubles
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hong Kong Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Hong Kong Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Birmingham Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Lausanne Mixed team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Women's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Surabaya Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Beijing Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Qingdao Women's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Manila Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1993 Singapore Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Chiang Mai Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Chiang Mai Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Manila Women's doubles
BWF profile

Aadijatmiko Christina Finarsih (born 8 February 1972) is a retired badminton player from Indonesia who specialized in women's doubles.[1]

Career

Finarsih won a number of significant international titles during the 1990s, most of them with regular partner Lili Tampi. These included the Dutch Open (1993), the World Badminton Grand Prix (1993), the Indonesia Open (1993, 1994), the Chinese Taipei Open (1994), and the Badminton World Cup (1994). She also won the 1996 Asian Championships with another fellow countrywomen Eliza Nathanael. Finarsih and Tampi were silver medalists at the 1995 IBF World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and in the round of sixteen at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The two greatest highlights of Finarsih's badminton career, however, were not victories in any tournament for individual players. Rather, they were a pair of unexpected victories with Tampi in the final round of Uber Cup (the women's international team championship) in 1994 and 1996 which were critical in helping to lift Indonesia to victories over favored and long-dominant China.

Achievements

World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland Indonesia Lili Tampi South Korea Jang Hye-ock
South Korea Gil Young-ah
15–3, 11–15, 10–15
Silver
Silver

World Cup

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena,
New Delhi, India
Indonesia Lili Tampi Sweden Lim Xiaoqing
Sweden Christine Magnusson
10–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze
1994 Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium,
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Indonesia Lili Tampi South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
15–11, 15–12
Gold
Gold
1995 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Lili Tampi Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–10, 11–15, 11–10 retired
Silver
Silver
1997 Among Rogo Sports Hall,
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Indarti Issolina China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
4–15, 9–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GOR Pancasila,
Surabaya, Indonesia
Indonesia Eliza Nathanael Indonesia Indarti Issolina
Indonesia Deyana Lomban
15–8, 15–6
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Stadium Negara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indonesia Sandiarto China Zhang Jun
China Liu Lu
3–15, 15–2, 4–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Cup

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China Indonesia Zelin Resiana China Chen Ying
China Wu Yuhong
–, –
Bronze
Bronze
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China Indonesia Lili Tampi South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
6–15, 15–8, 7–15
Bronze
Bronze

Southeast Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Camp Crame Gymnasium,
Manila, Philippines
Indonesia Lili Tampi Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
10–15, 10–15
Silver
Silver
1993 Singapore Badminton Hall,
Singapore
Indonesia Lili Tampi Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–5, 6–15, 15–5
Gold
Gold
1995 Gymnasium 3, 700th Anniversary Sport Complex,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Indonesia Lili Tampi Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–7, 15–3
Gold
Gold

World Junior Championships

The Bimantara World Junior Championships was an international invitation badminton tournament for junior players. It was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Eliza Nathanael South Korea Shon Hye-joo
South Korea Jung Eun-hwa
0–15, 17–16, 15–12
Gold
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Denmark Open Indonesia Lili Tampi England Gillian Gowers
Denmark Nettie Nielsen
7–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Japan Open Indonesia Lili Tampi South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
12–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Indonesia Open Indonesia Lili Tampi Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
17–16, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 German Open Indonesia Lili Tampi China Chen Ying
China Wu Yuhong
15–3, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Dutch Open Indonesia Lili Tampi England Joanne Goode
China Zhang Ning
15–9, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Lili Tampi Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
15–11, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Lili Tampi Denmark Lotte Olsen
Denmark Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
15–9, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Japan Open Indonesia Lili Tampi South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
11–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Indonesia Open Indonesia Lili Tampi South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
10–15, 15–9, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Lili Tampi China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
15–13, 8–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Japan Open Indonesia Lili Tampi China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
11–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Indonesia Open Indonesia Minarti Timur Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
10–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Vietnam Open Indonesia Sandiarto China Liu Yong
China Zhang Jin
5–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Sandiarto South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Park Soo-yun
15–11, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

References

  1. ^ Sudarman, Simon. "Christina Finarsih: Beriman di Lapangan Bulutangkis" (in Indonesian). Hidupkatolik.com. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2019.