Verawaty Fadjrin
Personal information
Birth nameVerawaty Wiharjo
CountryIndonesia
Born(1957-10-01)1 October 1957
Jakarta, Indonesia
Died21 November 2021(2021-11-21) (aged 64)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles & doubles
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Jakarta Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1980 Jakarta Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1989 Jakarta Mixed doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1986 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1979 Tokyo Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1980 Kyoto Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1982 Kuala Lumpur Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Tokyo Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Jakarta Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Bangkok Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 1989 Jakarta Mixed team
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1978 Auckland Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1981 Tokyo Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Jakarta Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Nagoya–Tokyo Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Bangkok Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1978 Bangkok Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Beijing Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Beijing Women's doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1977 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1979 Jakarta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1979 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1981 Manila Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1981 Manila Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1981 Manila Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1985 Bangkok Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1987 Jakarta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1987 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1987 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1977 Kuala Lumpur Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1979 Jakarta Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Bangkok Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1989 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
BWF profile
Political partyGerindra
Spouse(s)
Fadjrin Biduin Aham
(m. 1979)

Verawaty Fadjrin (née Wiharjo; 1 October 1957 – 21 November 2021) was an Indonesian badminton player who won international titles spanning from the late 1970s to the end of the 1980s. Tall and powerful, at one time or another she played each of the three variations of the sport (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) at the highest world level.[1]

Career

During a relatively brief period as a regular singles competitor, Fadjrin won the 1980 IBF World Championships in Jakarta over fellow countrywoman Ivana Lie.[2] She had been runner-up to Denmark's Lene Køppen at the All England Open Championships that year.[3] She won the Southeast Asian Games title in 1981 and the Indonesia Open in 1982. Most of her early titles in women's doubles were in partnership with Imelda Wiguno. Together, they won the Asian Games (1978), the Danish Open (1979), the Canadian Open (1979), the All England (1979), and the Southeast Asian Games (1981). They were runners-up at the World Championships in 1980,[4] and Fadjrin was runner-up at the 1982 All England with another fellow countrywoman Ruth Damayanti.[5]

Following a hiatus in her international badminton career from 1983 to 1985, Fadjrin enjoyed impressive success in her late twenties and early thirties. She shared the women's doubles title at the Indonesia Open in 1986 and 1988, and finished second with Ivana Lie at the World Grand Prix Finals in 1986. Her greatest success late in her career, however, came in mixed doubles, which she had rarely played earlier. She won the 1986 and 1988 Malaysia Opens with Bobby Ertanto and Eddy Hartono respectively. In 1989, Fadjrin and Hartono won the World Grand Prix Finals, and the Dutch and Indonesia Opens together. They also reached the final round of the 1989 IBF World Championships in Jakarta, but could not overcome South Korea's Chung Myung-hee and the formidable Park Joo-bong.[citation needed]

Fadjrin led Indonesian Uber Cup (women's international) teams that finished second to Japan in 1978 and 1981, and to China in 1986. Of the seven matches won and the fourteen matches lost by Indonesia, collectively, in the final rounds of these three competitions, she was involved in six of the wins and only three of the losses. She also helped Indonesia win the Sudirman Cup (combined men's and women's team championship) over South Korea in 1989, her final year of international play.[citation needed]

Achievements

World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1980 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Ivana Lie 11–1, 11–3
Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Imelda Wiguno England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
12–15, 3–15
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Eddy Hartono South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Chung Myung-hee
9–15, 9–15
Silver

World Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1979 Tokyo, Japan Denmark Lene Køppen 11–12, 11–3, 7–11
Bronze
1982 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Denmark Lene Køppen 2–11, 10–12
Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 Tokyo, Japan Indonesia Imelda Wiguno Japan Emiko Ueno
Japan Yoshiko Yonekura
3–15, 7–15
Silver
1980 Kyoto, Japan Indonesia Imelda Wiguno Japan Atsuko Tokuda
Japan Yoshiko Yonekura
12–15, 14–17
Silver
1986 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Ivanna Lie Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
Indonesia Imelda Wiguno
3–15, 14–15
Bronze
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Rosiana Tendean China Han Aiping
China Li Lingwei
15–3, 10–15, 12–15
Bronze
1988 Indoor Stadium Huamark, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Kim Yun-ja
15–9, 8–15, 5–15
Bronze
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
11-15, 6-15
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Eddy Hartono Denmark Steen Fladberg
England Gillian Clark
15–8, 17–15
Gold

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1978 Indoor Stadium Huamark, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Imelda Wiguno China Qiu Yufang
China Zheng Huiming
Gold
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China Indonesia Lili Tampi China Guan Weizhen
China Nong Qunhua
8–15, 4–15
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China Indonesia Eddy Hartono South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Chung Myung-hee
7–15, 15–7, 3–15
Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1977 Selangor Badminton Association Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia Sylvia Ng 11–4, 4–11, 6–11
Silver
1979 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Ivanna Lie 8–11, 11–8, 9–12
Silver
1981 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines Indonesia Ivanna Lie 6–11, 11–4, 11–7
Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1977 Selangor Badminton Association Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Imelda Wiguno Thailand Porntip Buntanon
Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee
Bronze
1979 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Imelda Wiguno Indonesia Ruth Damayanti
Indonesia Theresia Widiastuti
15–4, 15–2
Gold
1981 Camp Crame Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines Indonesia Ruth Damayanti Indonesia Theresia Widiastuti
Indonesia Imelda Wiguno
15–13, 15–4
Gold
1985 Chulalongkorn University Indoor Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Elizabeth Latief Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
Indonesia Imelda Wiguno
2–15, 4–15
Silver
1987 Kuningan Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Rosiana Tendean Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati
Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
17–14, 15–17, 15–10
Gold
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
6–15, 6–15
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 Kuningan Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Eddy Hartono Indonesia Richard Mainaky
Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati
15–9, 17–14
Gold
1989 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Eddy Hartono Indonesia Aryono Miranat
Indonesia Minarti Timur
Gold

International Tournaments

The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1979 Canada Open Japan Fumiko Tookairin 11–5, 7–11, 9–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1980 All England Open Denmark Lene Køppen 2–11, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1982 Indonesia Open Japan Sumiko Kitada 11–8, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1978 Denmark Open Indonesia Imelda Wiguno Japan Emiko Ueno
Japan Yoshiko Yonekura
15–8, 8–15, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1979 All England Open Indonesia Imelda Wiguno Japan Mikiko Takada
Japan Atsuko Tokuda
15–3, 10–15, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1979 Canada Open Indonesia Imelda Wiguno Japan Mikiko Takada
Japan Atsuko Tokuda
7–15, 15–12, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1982 Japan Open Indonesia Ruth Damayanti England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
15–3, 7–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1982 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ruth Damayanti England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
8–15, 17–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1982 All England Open Indonesia Ruth Damayanti China Lin Ying
China Wu Dixi
8–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Malaysia Open Indonesia Dwi Elmiyati England Gillian Clark
England Gillian Gowers
10–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ivanna Lie Japan Sumiko Kitada
Japan Harumi Kohara
15–11, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 China Open Indonesia Ivanna Lie South Korea Kim Yun-ja
South Korea Yoo Sang-hee
15–8, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Malaysia Open Indonesia Ivanna Lie China Lin Ying
China Wu Jianqiu
4–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Indonesia Open Indonesia Ivanna Lie Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
Indonesia Imelda Wiguno
17–15, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Ivanna Lie South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
10–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Indonesia Open Indonesia Susi Susanti Indonesia Ivana Lie
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
4–15, 16–17 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Indonesia Open Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
15–6, 6–15, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Indonesia Open Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
7–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 French Open Indonesia Ivana Lie South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
2–15, 1–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 Canada Open Indonesia Ade Chandra Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Imelda Wiguno
6–15, 1–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Malaysia Open Indonesia Bobby Ertanto Denmark Steen Fladberg
England Gillian Gilks
15–7, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Malaysia Open Indonesia Eddy Hartono China Wang Pengren
China Shi Fangjing
15–9, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Indonesia Open Indonesia Bobby Ertanto Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
9–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Dutch Open Indonesia Eddy Hartono Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
15–5, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Indonesia Open Indonesia Eddy Hartono Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
15–7, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Eddy Hartono Denmark Thomas Lund
Denmark Pernille Dupont
12–15, 15–7, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

Invitational Tournament

Women's singles

Year Tournament Venue Opponent Score Result
1976 Asian Invitational Championships Bangkok, Thailand China Liang Qiuxia 11–8, 0–11, 5–11
Silver

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Asian Invitational Championships Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
18–16, 18–14
Gold

References

  1. ^ "Verawaty Fajrin, Juara Dunia Badminton Putri Pertama Dari Indonesia". Kompas. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  2. ^ Ron Willis, "The Eclipse of Lene," Badminton, August 1980, 22, 23.
  3. ^ Peter Jessup, "Again, it's Lene," Badminton, May 1980, 24, 33.
  4. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 110.
  5. ^ Pat Davis, "All Change at Wembley," World Badminton. June 1982, 12, 13.

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