Jonatan Christie
2017 Sea Games Badminton - Jonatan Christie .jpg
Christie in 2017
Personal information
Birth nameLeonardus Jonatan Christie[1]
CountryIndonesia
Born (1997-09-15) 15 September 1997 (age 24)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
CoachHendry Saputra & Irwansyah
Men's singles
Career record244 wins, 119 losses
Highest ranking4 (6 August 2019)
Current ranking8 (3 May 2022)
BWF profile

Leonardus Jonatan Christie (born 15 September 1997) is an Indonesian badminton player specializing in singles discipline affiliated with Tangkas Specs club.[2] He won the men's singles title at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and at the 2018 Asian Games. Christie was part of Indonesia's winning team at the 2020 Thomas Cup.

Career

In July 2013, Christie won his first international senior title at the age of 15 in Indonesia International Challenge, after beating the experienced Alamsyah Yunus who is 11 years older than him in the final by 21–17, 21–10. In 2014 edition of Indonesia International Challenge, he also reached final only to lose to the Korean veteran Lee Hyun-il by 5 sets, 10–11, 11–9, 11–5, 8–11, 3–11.


At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, he won 21–18, 20–22, 21–15 over Chou Tien-chen and took the badminton men's singles gold medal for Indonesia.[3]

Christie competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He topped the group G standings after beating Aram Mahmoud and Loh Kean Yew.[4] His pace was stopped in the round of 16 to Shi Yuqi of China.[5]

In September–October 2021, Christie alongside Indonesia team competed at the 2021 Sudirman Cup in Vantaa, Finland. He played a match in the group stage against Brian Yang of Canada, but was defeated in the rubber games.[6] Indonesia team advanced to the knocked-out stage, but stopped in the quarter-finals to Malaysia.[7] In the next tournament, he helped Indonesia team won the World Men's Team Championships, the 2020 Thomas Cup.[8]

Filmography

In 2009, he made a supporting cast appearance in badminton-themed film King.[9] The film, directed by Ari Sihasale and dedicated to the legendary Liem Swie King, also featured cameos by many notable badminton players such as King himself, Hariyanto Arbi, Hastomo Arbi, Ellen Angelina, Ivana Lie, Rosiana Tendean, Maria Kristin Yulianti, Fransisca Ratnasari, and in their youth, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Rafiddias Akhdan Nugroho, Cisita Joity Jansen, Uswatun Khasanah, and Intan Dwi Jayanti.

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Ref.
Gatra Awards 2021 Sports Category with 2020 Thomas Cup squad Won [10]
Golden Award SIWO PWI 2019 Favorite Male Athlete Nominated [11]
Favorite Team with 2018 Asian Games men's badminton team Nominated [11]
Indonesian Sport Awards 2018 Favorite Male Athlete Nominated [12]

Achievements

Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 21–18, 20–22, 21–15
Gold
Gold

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2022 Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Metro Manila, Philippines Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 17–21, 21–23
Gold
Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thailand Khosit Phetpradab 21–19, 21–10
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 4 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[13] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[14]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 New Zealand Open Super 300 China Lin Dan 14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 21–12, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Australian Open Super 300 Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21–17, 13–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Japan Open Super 750 Japan Kento Momota 16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 French Open Super 750 China Chen Long 19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Swiss Open Super 300 India Prannoy H. S. 21–12, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Korea Open Super 500 China Weng Hongyang 21–12, 19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 runner-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[15] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[16] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Open Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 13–21, 21–19, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Super Series tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament

BWF Grand Prix (1 runner-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Thailand Open India B. Sai Praneeth 21–17, 18–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Indonesia International Indonesia Alamsyah Yunus 21–17, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Indonesia International South Korea Lee Hyun-il 10–11, 11–9, 11–5, 8–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Swiss International Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 9–11, 9–11, 11–6, 11–9, 11–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Team events 2013 2014
Asian Junior Championships A QF
World Junior Championships S S
Team events 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Southeast Asian Games NH G NH G NH G NH A NH
Asia Team Championships NH G NH G NH G NH A
Asian Games QF NH S NH
Thomas Cup A NH S NH B NH G NH Q
Sudirman Cup NH B NH RR NH B NH QF NH

Individual competitions

Events 2013 2014
Asian Junior Championships A QF
World Junior Championships QF QF
Events 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Southeast Asian Games NH QF NH G NH A NH A NH
Asian Championships A 2R A 2R 1R NH S
Asian Games A NH G NH
World Championships DNQ NH DNQ 1R QF NH w/d
Olympic Games NH DNQ NH 2R NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Syed Modi International NH A 3R A NH A 3R ('16)
German Open A QF A NH 2R QF ('18)
All England Open A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R QF QF ('22)
Swiss Open A QF A 2R NH A W W ('22)
Korea Open A 2R A F SF QF NH F F ('17, '22)
Korea Masters A QF A NH A QF ('15)
Thailand Open A NH 3R A F A QF NH Q F ('17)
1R
Indonesia Masters QF 1R QF 2R NH 1R SF QF 2R Q SF ('19)
Indonesia Open A QF QF 2R 1R QF NH SF Q SF ('21)
Malaysia Open A SF QF 2R SF NH SF ('16, '19)
Malaysia Masters A 2R 2R QF QF 2R QF NH QF ('17, '18, '20)
Singapore Open A 2R QF A QF NH QF ('17, '19)
Chinese Taipei Open A 1R 1R A NH 1R ('14, '15)
Japan Open A Q2 A 1R 1R F NH F ('19)
Denmark Open A 2R 2R 2R A QF QF ('21)
French Open A QF 1R QF F NH w/d F ('19)
Bitburger Open A QF A QF ('16)
Macau Open A 3R A NH 3R ('15)
Hong Kong Open A Q2 A 1R QF SF NH SF ('19)
Australian Open A 1R 2R A W NH W ('19)
New Zealand Open A 3R 2R F W NH W ('19)
China Open A 2R 2R 1R NH 2R ('17, '18)
Fuzhou China Open A 2R QF NH QF ('19)
Superseries / World Tour Finals DNQ RR DNQ RR ('19)
Chinese Taipei Masters NH 3R A NH 3R ('15)
Dutch Open A QF A NH NA QF ('14)
Thailand Masters NH A 2R A NH 2R ('17)
Vietnam Open 3R A 2R A NH 3R ('13)
Year-end ranking 147 94 38 22 14 11 6 7 8 4
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi finalists, and Olympic quarter finalists. Accurate as of 3 May 2022.[17]

References

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