Hermawan Susanto
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1967-09-24) 24 September 1967 (age 54)
Kudus Regency, Central Java, Indonesia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
EventMen's singles
BWF profile

Hermawan Susanto (Chinese: 蔡祥林; born 24 September 1967) is a former Indonesian badminton player who played at the world level during the 1990s.

Career

Susanto was one of an impressive cadre of Indonesians who won numerous international tournaments and captured successive Thomas Cup (men's world team) titles during the era. Susanto came close to winning two of badminton's three biggest events for individual players; he was a bronze medalist in men's singles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, and was runner-up to fellow countryman Joko Suprianto at the (then biennial) World Championships in 1993.

Susanto's accomplishments included victories at the Dutch Open (1990, 1992), the Denmark Open (1992), the China Open (1992), the Chinese Taipei Open (1991, 1995), the Hong Kong Open (1993), the U.S. Open (1995), and the Malaysia Open (1997).

Personal life

Susanto married another former Indonesian player, Sarwendah Kusumawardhani, in 1995.[1] They have one child named Andrew Susanto, who is currently following his parents' footsteps in playing badminton.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15–10, 9–15, 9–15
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze

World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England Indonesia Joko Suprianto 5–15, 11–15
Silver
Silver

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Guangdong Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China Indonesia Joko Suprianto 13–18, 8–15
Silver
Silver
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India Indonesia Alan Budikusuma 11–15, 5–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Sun Jun 4–15, 8–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China China Sun Jun 15–1, 5–15, 14–17
Bronze
Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1987 French Open Denmark Ib Frederiksen 2–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Finnish Open Denmark Morten Frost 13–15, 15–4, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Dutch Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–10, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15–18, 15–10, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Dutch Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 17–18, 15–6, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 German Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 8–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Denmark Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 8–15, 15–12, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15–8, 0–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 China Open China Wu Wenkai 18–13, 15-9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Dutch Open Netherlands Jeroen van Dijk 15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Hong Kong Open Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 15–7, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Thailand Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto 11–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Singapore Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 5–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Korea Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 10–15, 15–4, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Lee Kwang-jin 15–2, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Singapore Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto 11–15, 15–3, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open Denmark Peter Gade 15–11, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

References

  1. ^ "Resepsi Hermawan-Sarwendah". Kompas (in Indonesian). 23 November 1995. p. 12.