Iie Sumirat
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1950-11-15) November 15, 1950 (age 71)
Bandung, West Java
HandednessRight
EventMen's singles
Medal record
Representing  Indonesia
Men's badminton
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Malmö Men's singles
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1979 Tokyo Men's singles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1976 Bangkok Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1979 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Bangkok Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Bangkok Men's singles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1976 Hyderabad Men's team

Iie Sumirat (born 15 November 1950 in Bandung, West Java) is a former badminton player from Indonesia.

Career

Sumirat was one of Indonesia's leading singles players during the 1970s, when it dominated men's international competition while China was still absent from IBF sanctioned play. As fellow countryman Rudy Hartono was winning his eighth All-England Championship in March 1976, the hard smashing Sumirat was winning the Asian Invitation Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, edging aging Chinese badminton legend Hou Jiachang in the final.[1] In the first IBF World Championships in 1977 Sumirat reached the semifinal round but was defeated by the eventual winner Flemming Delfs.[2] Sumirat played on the world champion Indonesian Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1976 and 1979, splitting duty at second singles behind Hartono in '76, and playing second singles behind Liem Swie King on a '79 team which shut out its semifinal and final round opponents.[3]

Sumirat coached after his high level playing career ended. He helped Taufik Hidayat, in particular, learn his deceptive net play.

Achievements

IBF World Championships

Men's Singles

1977 IBF World Championships – Men's singles
Round Opponent Score Result
Semifinal Denmark Flemming Delfs 1–15, 17–18
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1979 Tokyo, Japan Indonesia Liem Swie King 8–15, 8–15
Silver
Silver

Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1978 Indoor Stadium Huamark, Bangkok, Thailand China Han Jian 5-15, 1-15
Bronze
Bronze

International Tournaments

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1972 Singapore Open Malaysia Tan Aik Mong 15–5, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1972 Jakarta Open Indonesia Rudy Hartono 4–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1973 Singapore Open Indonesia Tjun Tjun 15–3, 15–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1980 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Flemming Delfs 7–15, 15–8, 16–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1970 Singapore Open Indonesia Nara Sudjana Indonesia Indratno
Indonesia Indra Gunawan
10–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1974 Denmark Open Indonesia Christian Hadinata Indonesia Tjun Tjun
Indonesia Johan Wahjudi
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Invitational Tournament

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1976 Asian Invitational Championships China Hou Jiachang 12–15, 15–8, 18–15
Gold
Gold

References

  1. ^ "1st Asian Invitation," Badminton USA, May 1976, 13
  2. ^ "Badminton's First World Championships," World Badminton, July–August 1977, 2, 3.
  3. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 126, 128.