Hendra Kartanegara
Personal information
Birth nameTan Joe Hok
Country Indonesia
Born (1937-08-11) 11 August 1937 (age 84)
Bandung, Dutch East Indies
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1958 Singapore Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1961 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1962 Jakarta Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1962 Jakarta Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1962 Jakarta Men's doubles

Tan Joe Hok (Indonesian name: Hendra Kartanegara, Chinese: 陳有福; pinyin: Chén Youfu; born 11 August 1937) is an Indonesian former badminton player, who along with Ferry Sonneville and a cadre of fine doubles players set the foundation for an Indonesian badminton dynasty by dethroning then-perennial Thomas Cup champion Malaya in 1958.

Tan Joe Hok lived in Bandung until he finished high school. He received his degree in Chemistry and Biology from Baylor University, Texas, United States.

He was the first Indonesian to win the All England Open in 1959 and the first Indonesian to win a gold medal in Asian Games, which happened at home in 1962. He won both the U.S. Open and Canadian Open singles titles consecutively in 1959 and 1960. He has many other notable achievements in the badminton field, both as a player and a coach, most particularly, winning all but one of his singles matches for Indonesia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1958, 1961, and 1964.

Personal

He married former badminton player Goei Kiok Nio in 1965 and they have two children. Tan Joe Hok had a difficulty establishing full citizenship in Indonesia because he could not obtain an SBKRI, a mandatory document for non-indigenous and especially Chinese-Indonesian during the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Suharto. He said, "It wouldn't be hard for us to move overseas but we don't want to do that because we are Indonesians. Even if it was raining gold overseas, we will remain here, in the land where Indonesian blood has been spilled."[1]

Education

Career and achievements

Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1962 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Malaysia Teh Kew San 15–9, 15–3
Gold
Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1962 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Liem Tjeng Kiang Malaysia Tan Yee Khan
Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
13–15, 17–18
Silver
Silver

International Open Tournaments (9 titles, 5 runners-up)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1957 India Championships India Amrit Dewan 15–2, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1958 East India Championships Indonesia Eddy Yusuf 15–10, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 All England Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville 15–8, 10–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 Thailand Championships Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 15–10, 9–15, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 Canadian Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 15–4, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1959 US Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 7–15, 15–5, 18–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1960 Canadian Open Denmark Finn Kobberø 10—15, 15—8, 15—13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1960 US Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1962 US Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville 15–17, 17–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1960 Canadian Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin Malaysia Lim Say Hup
Malaysia Teh Kew San
8–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1963 All England Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville Denmark Finn Kobberø
Denmark J. H. Hansen
6–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1969 Canadian Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin England Tony Jordan
Scotland Robert McCoig
7–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1960 Canadian Open India Sushila Kapadia Denmark Finn Kobberø
Canada Jean Miller
21–16, 11–21, 21–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Retno Kustijah Indonesia Darmadi
Indonesia Minarni
15–9, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

See also

References

  1. ^ Kompas newspaper on 11 February 2004