Tjun Tjun
Personal information
Birth nameLiang Chun-sheng
Country Indonesia
Born (1952-10-04) 4 October 1952 (age 68)
Cirebon, Indonesia
Medal record
Representing  Indonesia
Men's badminton
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 Malmö Men's doubles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1973 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Bangkok Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1979 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1974 Tehran Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1974 Tehran Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1974 Tehran Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Jakarta Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Hyderabad Men's team
Gold medal – first place 1976 Hyderabad Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1971 Jakarta Men's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1977 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1977 Kuala Lumpur Men's team

Tjun Tjun (Chinese: 梁春生) is a retired Chinese-Indonesian badminton player.

Career

Though a world level singles player early in his career, he became one of the sport's greatest ever doubles specialists. His game was notable for its speed, power, accuracy, and aggressiveness. He is the brother of Liang Qiu-xia, also a badminton player and coach.

Tjun Tjun became world champion in men's doubles with Johan Wahjudi at the very first IBF World Championships held in 1977.[1] They also won 6 of the 7 All England Open Badminton Championships held from 1974 through 1980.[2] They were clearly the world's number one team during this period, often beating fellow countrymen Christian Hadinata and Ade Chandra in the finals of major events. Playing one stint at singles and regularly in doubles (first with Rudy Hartono, and later with Wahjudi) Tjun Tjun won all of his matches in three consecutive Thomas Cup campaigns (1973, 1976, 1979), all of which resulted in world team titles for Indonesia.[3] He was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2009.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

1977 IBF World Championships – Men's Doubles
Round Partner Opponent Score Result
Final Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Ade Chandra
15–6, 15–4
Gold

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 Amjadieh Sport Complex, Tehran, Iran Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Ade Chandra
15–9, 15–7
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 Amjadieh Sport Complex, Tehran, Iran Indonesia Sri Wiyanti Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Regina Masli
10–15, 8–15
Silver

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1971 Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Tata Budiman Indonesia Indra Gunawan
Indonesia Nara Sudjana
8–15, 15–12, 11–15
Silver
1976 Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad,
India
Indonesia Ade Chandra China Yao Ximing
China Sun Zhi’an
Walkover
Gold

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1977 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Thailand Preecha Sopajaree
Thailand Pichai Kongsirithavorn
15–10, 15–3
Gold

International Tournaments

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1973 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
1–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1973 German Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–4, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1973 Denmark Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–3, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1973 Singapore Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Indra Gunawan
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–11, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1974 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–8, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1974 Denmark Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Iie Sumirat
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1975 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–11, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1975 Denmark Open Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–6, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1977 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–7, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1977 Swedish Open Indonesia Ade Chandra 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1978 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–12, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1979 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Sweden Stefan Karlsson
Sweden Claes Nordin
17–16, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1980 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi England Ray Stevens
England Mike Tredgett
10–15, 15–9, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion
1981 All England Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
9–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1973 German Open Sweden Sture Johnsson 5–15, 15–12, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1973 Singapore Open Indonesia Iie Sumirat 3–15, 14–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1975 Denmark Open Indonesia Regina Masli Denmark Klaus Kaagaard
Netherlands Joke van Beusekom
15–6, 7–15, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champion

Invitational tournament

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1972 World Invitational Championships Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–10, 15–10
Gold
1974 (Scotland) World Invitational Championships Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Malaysia Punch Gunalan
Malaysia Dominic Soong
Gold
1974 (Asia) World Invitational Championships Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
15–13, 9–15, 18–15
Gold
1975 World Invitational Championships Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Gold
1977 Asian Invitational Championships Indonesia Johan Wahjudi Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
14–17, 15–2, 15–5
Gold

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1974 (Asia) World Invitational Championships Denmark Svend Pri 15–3, 16–17, 0–15
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1974 (Asia) World Invitational Championships Indonesia Sri Wiyanti Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Regina Masli
7–15, 3–15
Silver

References

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 109.
  2. ^ Davis, 107.
  3. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 125-128.