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Utami Dewi Kinard
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Personal information
Birth nameUtami Dewi
CountryUnited States
Born (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 71)
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1975 Jakarta Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1969 Tokyo Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1972 Tokyo Women's team
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Jakarta Women's singles

Utami Dewi Kinard (born 16 June 1951) is a former world-class badminton player who was considered Indonesia's #1 women's singles player in the 1970s, and became the United States' #1 player in 1981,[1] after marrying former 6 time U.S. men's singles champion, Chris Kinard.[2] She is also the sister of 8 time All-England singles champion, Rudy Hartono.

Early life

Utami Dewi was born in Surabaya in 1951. She is the sister of 8 time All England singles champion, Rudy Hartono. She initially pursued running, and in the 1967 PASI championship at the Senayan Jakarta, Dewi won the women's 800 meter running event.[3] She graduated from the Vocational Education Institute of Tarakanita in 1974.[4]


Utami Dewi was the number 1 Indonesian women's singles player from 1971 to 1975. She played singles for the Indonesian Uber Cup teams of 1969, 1972, and 1975 (competitions then held every 3 years). The 1975 team was Indonesia's first to win the Women's World Team Championship. She was the second Indonesian player to reached the women's singles semi finals at the All England Open in 1975.[5] As Mrs. Utami Kinard she ended her career as the #1 U.S. women's singles player in 1981 representing the U.S. as the #1 player on the 1981 U.S. Uber Cup team.

Along with her Indonesian and U.S. titles, Utami Dewi won the Asian singles championship in 1971, the Australian Open singles champion in 1975, the Mexican Open women's singles and mixed doubles Champion in 1979,[6] and the South African singles champion in 1980.

Additional badminton career highlights

1972 - Munich Olympics - Won the Silver medal in badminton women's singles (badminton was a demonstration sport).[7]

1975 - All-England Badminton Championship -Reached the semi-finals of the women's singles.

Represented either Indonesia, or the U.S., or both internationally in the following countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand.

Awards in badminton

In 1981, she was in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd".[8]


Olympic Games (demonstration)

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1972 Munich, West Germany Japan Noriko Nakayama 5–11, 3–11
Silver medal.svg

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1972 Munich, West Germany Indonesia Christian Hadinata Denmark Svend Pri
Denmark Ulla Strand
12–15, 10–15
Bronze medal.svg

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1971 Jakarta, Indonesia South Korea Yoon Im-soon 11–5, 11–5

International Open Tournaments

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1970 Singapore Open Indonesia Intan Nurtjahja 3–11, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1975 Australian Open 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1979 Mexican Open Mexico Susana Vargas 11–8, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1980 South African Open 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Other tournaments

Tournament Event Year Result
Indonesian National Championships Women's Singles 1971 Winner
Women's singles 1972 Winner
Women's singles 1973 Winner
Women's singles 1974 Winner
Women's singles 1975 Winner
All-England Championships Women's Singles 1975 Semi-finalist
U.S. National Championships Women's singles 1981 Winner


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "2006 U.S. Nationals - Past Champions".
  3. ^ TG, Johnny (28 January 2018). "Ketika Berjaya di Banyak Laga". Kompas (in Indonesian). p. 10.
  4. ^ "Utami calon sekretaris". Kompas (in Indonesian). 5 December 1974. p. 3.
  5. ^ "Utami wanita Indonesia kedua yang pernah capai semifinal All England * "Tunggal putera" Rudy-Delfs dan Pri-Tjuntjun". Kompas (in Indonesian). 22 March 1975. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Utami Dewi menang *Dalam turnamen bulutangkis internasional di Meksiko". Kompas (in Indonesian). 25 November 1979. p. 12.
  7. ^ Badminton at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  8. ^