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Smile Badminton - Sibling of tennis, it's all 4U!!!

Yeach, I start this since badminton is the only sport in Indonesia we can be proud of! When badminton began as one of the sports in 1992 Barcelona Olympics - Indonesia managed to grab 2 gold medals in men's singles and women's singles...from Alan Budikusuma & Susi Susanti who are now happy couple! Then, in 1996 Atlanta Olympics we only got one gold medal from the legend - duo of Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Achmad Subagdja and again in 2000 Sydney Olympics, we maintained our superiority in men's doubles and this time from Candra Wijaya/Tony Gunawan...2004 Athens is a big big question mark for Indonesia???

Starting in 2004, IBF/International Badminton Federation would have 5 "World Wide Series" tournaments - these are the equivalent of "Grand Slam" in tennis. Those 5 WWS are in All England Championship in Birmingham, Indonesia Open, Korea Open, China Open and Denmark Open! Surprisingly Japan Open is not included! I guess, IBF is considering the fact that those countries are the important badminton nations at this moment...Well, Malaysia is trying hard to be in WWS...Don't compare to GS in tennis for its money prize...Badminton is much lower for sure...IBF has proposed only to have TPM of $ 225,000 for each WWS...In the meantime, Indonesia is ready to have TPM of $ 250,000!!!

Due to SARS - World Badminton Championship has been postponed to August and 3 grand prix series also may be postponed...They are to be held in Singapore, Indonesia (on Batam island) and Malaysia!

That's all the latest development in the world of badminton!
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Arrow Indonesian heroine passed away!

Excerpts from the latest edition of sport tabloid "BOLA":

Obituary: Minarni Sudaryanto

"Totality until she dies"

Heavy rain was pouring down when the funeral ceremony on Wednesday noon (May 14th, 2003), as if it wanted to express deep condolence to the late Minarni Sudaryanto. The heroine of 1975 "Uber" Cup and 1968 All England Champion passed away due to lung problem.

Minarni passed away before her 59th birthday on May 18th, 2003. Until her last moment, she kept on focusing her job to prepare Junior Indonesia Open to be held in July in Yogyakarta. When "Sudirman" Cup was being held last March, she went to Eindhoven, Holland and she did approach many key officials from around the world as way to get as many players as possible to participate in Yogyakarta.

Young Minarni had dream to become pilot but she never made it since she had dental problem. Through badminton, she "flew" all over the world and her peak performance was becoming the first Asian player to grab All England title in 1968. In the 60s, players from Europe and USA were the most dangerous ones and she managed to win in women's doubles partnered with Retno Kustijah. The latter is now her sister in law. She almost became double champions in AE 1968 but unfortunately in the final, Minarni lost to E Twedberg from Sweden in women's singles.

Her final contribution as national player was in 1975. Together with other players: Tati Sumirah, Imelda Wiguna, Utami Dewi (sister of Rudy Hartono Kurniawan), Regina Masli and Theresia Widiastuti - Indonesia for the 1st time won "Uber" Cup - the equivalent of Fed Cup. In our own backyard here in Jakarta, Indonesia defeated the defending champion, Japan and the score was 5-2!!! She had been active in different functions for badminton organization. Her last contribution was promoting badminton from school to school and mostly in junior tournaments! She was truly the role model for many Indonesian players as well as "mother" for many players. We miss you, Minarni! God bless you!
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Best of Luck to :


Akgul Amanmuradova Lindsay Davenport Elena Dementieva Justine Henin-Hardenne Martina Hingis Ana Ivanovic Michaella Krajicek Tamira Paszek Kveta Peschke Wynne Prakusya Francesca Schiavone Patty Schnyder Maria Sharapova Ai Sugiyama Romana Tedjakusuma Angelique Widjaja


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Career Highlights: Winner - Tashkent 05, Tashkent 04, Japan Open 03, Doha 03. Semi Finalist- Forest Hills 04, Seoul 04, Tokyo 03. Quarter Finalist - Dubai 06, Rome 05, Doha 05, Japan Open 04, Quebec City 03, Canberra 03, Bali 02, New Haven 02, Montreal 02, Palermo 02, Rome 02.
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Talking Going for three!

Former badminton queen and gold medalist in 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Susy Susanti gave birth for the 3rd time. On May 4th at 01.30 AM - the baby boy was born and his name is Sebastianus Frederick Wiratama. Alan and Susy are much happier after they have been busy with Laurencia Averina Wiratama (4 years) and Albertus Edward Wiratama (3 years)! Congratulations, Olympics' couple!
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OMG... third?

Best of Luck to :


Akgul Amanmuradova Lindsay Davenport Elena Dementieva Justine Henin-Hardenne Martina Hingis Ana Ivanovic Michaella Krajicek Tamira Paszek Kveta Peschke Wynne Prakusya Francesca Schiavone Patty Schnyder Maria Sharapova Ai Sugiyama Romana Tedjakusuma Angelique Widjaja


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Career Highlights: Winner - Tashkent 05, Tashkent 04, Japan Open 03, Doha 03. Semi Finalist- Forest Hills 04, Seoul 04, Tokyo 03. Quarter Finalist - Dubai 06, Rome 05, Doha 05, Japan Open 04, Quebec City 03, Canberra 03, Bali 02, New Haven 02, Montreal 02, Palermo 02, Rome 02.
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SARS, SARS go away!

Due to SARS, two tournaments in S'pore and Malaysia are postponed but the one in Batam, Indonesia is still undedcided...The local committee is giving their best effort to make it happen! Go, Batam!!!
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badminton is cool and if you don't play it you should be shot.
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my fave used to be Ye Zhaoying..the lady who tussles with Susi Susanti during the 90s.....Well both had retired n there isn't any new dominent figure on the women's side yet.....

Hope Zhang Ning can buck n score a victory over Zhou Mi soon.....
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my fave used to be Ye Zhaoying..the lady who tussles with Susi Susanti during the 90s.....Well both had retired n there isn't any new dominent figure on the women's side yet.....

Hope Zhang Ning can buck n score a victory over Zhou Mi soon.....
I am impressed with Ning Zhang...she has been around for a long time...Back in 1994, she was the 3rd single in China team for Uber Cup and Mia Audina (who was still playing for Indonesia) defeated her so that Indonesia won "Uber" Cup! Good to see, old players like Ning, Mia, Camilla are still around...and it is nice to see Mia manages to stay in top 10...I am still proud of Mia, she is Indonesian but now she plays for Nederland!
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And If I'm not wrong she (Mia) just won her first single in 2003



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Thumbs up Latest world ranking - only top 10

Men's singles:
1. Hong Chen (China)
2. Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark)
3. Xianze Xia (China)
4. Choong Han Wong (Malaysia)
5. Anders Boesen (Denmark)
6. Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)
7. Ewe Ock Hong (Malaysia)
8. Ronald Susilo (Singapore) Proud of him, he is Indonesian but now he plays for uncle Lee!
9. Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Indonesia) Go, Surabaya boy!
10. Hyun Il Lee (South Korea)

Women's singles:
1. Chen Wang (Hong Kong) - former Chinese player
2. Ning Zhang (China)
3. Mia Audina Tjiptawan (Nederland) Proud of her! She won silver medal in 1996 Olympic when she was still representing INDONESIA! She lost to Korean Bang Soo Hyun!
4. Ruina Gong (China)
5. Camilla Martin (Denmark) Badminton queen of Europe!
6. Xingfang Xie (China) - dangerous young gun!
7. Hongyan Pi (France) - another Chinese prodigy!
8. Mi Zhou (China)
9. Kanako Yonekura (Japan)
10. Yun Dai (China) - she is climbing back!

Men's doubles:
1. Tae Kwon Ha/Dong Moon Kim (South Korea)
2. Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard Hansen (Denmark)
3. Dong Soo Lee/Yong Sung Yoo (South Korea)
4. Flandi Limpele/Eng Hian (England) - former Indonesian pair!
5. Pramote Terrawitana/Tesana Panvisvas (Thailand)
6. Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen (Denmark)
7. Nathan Robertson/Anthony Clark (England)
8. Tony Gunawan/Khu Bob Malaythong (USA) - Tony won gold medal for dubs with Candra in 2000 Olympic when he was still playing for Indonesia!
9. Tadashi Ohtsuka/Keita Masuda (Japan)
10. Candra Wijaya/Sigit Budiarto (Indonesia) Um sorry for Candra to put up with Sigit's attitude...He has been pain in the ass all the time! Sigit is lazy to practice!

Women's doubles:
1. Ling Gao/Sui Huang (China)
2. Yili Wei/Tingting Zhao (China)
3. Rikke Olsen/Ann Lou Jorgensen (Denmark) - Rikke is a great player!
4. Mia Audina Tjiptawan/Lotte Jonathans (Nederland)
5. Pernille Harder/Mette Schjoldager (Denmark)
6. Saralee Thungthongkam/Sathinee Chankrachongwang (Thailand) - Choke Dee, Thai girls!
7. Chikako Nakayama/Keiko Yoshitomi (Japan) - Ganbarimashoo!
8. Kyung Min Ra/Kyung Won Lee (South Korea)
9. Yu Mi Hwang/Hyo Jung Lee (South Korea)
10. Shizuka Yamamoto/Seiko Yamamoto (Japan) - Shizuka-chan, ur quietly climbing up and where are Giant, Nobita & Tsuneo?

Mixed doubles:
1. Nathan Robertson/Gail Emms (England) - Go, for the gold!
2. Jens Eriksen/Mette Schjoldager (Denmark)
3. Jun Zhang/Ling Gao (China)
4. Nova Widhianto/Vita Marissa (Indonesia) - Come on, up!
5. Jonas Rasmussen/Rikke Olsen (Denmark)
6. Michael Lamp/Ann Lou Jorgensen (Denmark)
7. Trikus Harjanto/Emma Ermawati (Indonesia) - Keep going, old crackers!
8. Chris Bruil/Lotte Jonathans (Nederland)
9. Lars Paaske/Pernille Harder (Denmark)
10. Dong Moon Kim/Kyung Min Ra (South Korea) - They are still the best!
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Wink Check out women's singles!

Yup, in top 10 - only Camilla is non-Asian...the rest of them are Asians!!! Wake-up Europe especially Scandinavian nations and England as well as USA which used to have good players back in the good old days!
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And If I'm not wrong she (Mia) just won her first single in 2003
UR absolutely correct, LixFe!!! Mia won Korea Open last April - it was the last tourney before World Championship was postponed! Mia defeated her classic nemesis, Chen Wang of Hong Kong - she won 11-3, 10-13, 11-0!!! Good for Mia, that's why she is number 3 now! Actually, it was the battle of married players!
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She is number 3in the world Glad to know that
From what I know she always lost to Chinese players



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Exclamation The latest world ranking! July 10th'03

Men's singles:

1. Hong Chen (China)
2. Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark)
3. Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)
4. Anders Boesen (Denmark)
5. Xuanze Xia (China)
6. Sony Dwi Kuncoro (Indonesia)
7. Agus Hariyanto (Hong Kong)
8. Niels Christian Kaldau (Denmark)
9. Hyun Il Lee (Korea)
10. Choong Han Wong (Malaysia)

Women's singles:

1. Chen Wang (Hong Kong)
2. Ning Zhang (China)
3. Mia Audina Tjiptawan (Nederland)
4. Ruina Gong (China)
5. Hongyan Pi (France)
6. Mi Zhou (China)
7. Xinfang Xie (China)
8. Camilla Martin (Denmark)
9. Kanako Yonekura (Japan)
10. Karina De Wit (Nederland)

Men's doubles:

1. Tae Kwon Ha/ Dong Moon Kim (Korea)
2. Dong Soo Lee/Yong Sung Yoo (Korea)
3. Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard Hansen (Denmark)
4. Flandi Limpele/Eng Hian (England)
5. Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen (Denmark)
6. Pramote Teerawiwatana/Tesana Panvisvas (Thailand)
7. Michael Lamp/Mathias Boe (Denmark)
8. Tadashi Ohtsuka/Keita Masuda (Japan)
9. Nathan Robertson/Anthony Clark (England)
10. Candra Wijaya/Sigit Budiarto (Indonesia)

Women's doubles:

1. Yili Wei/Tingting Zhao (China)
2. Rikke Olsen/Ann Lou Jorgensen (Denmark)
3. Ling Gao/Sui Huang (China)
4. Mia Audina Tjiptawan/Lotte Jonathans (Nederland)
5. Pernille Harder/Mette Schjoldager (Denmark)
6. Chikako Nakayama/Keiko Yoshitomi (Japan)
7. Shizuka Yamamoto/Seiko Yamada (Japan)
8. Kyung Min Ra/Kyung Won Lee (Korea)
9. Saralee Thungthongkam/Sathinee Chankrachangwong (Thailand)
10. Ella Tripp/Joanne Wright (England)

Mixed doubles:

1. Jun Zhang/Ling Gao (China)
2. Jens Eriksen/Mette Schjoldager (Denmark)
3. Nathan Robertson/Gail Emms (England)
4. Jonas Rasmussen/Rikke Olsen (Denmark)
5. Nova Widhianto/Vita Marissa (Indonesia)
6. Michael Lamp/Ann Lou Jorgensen (Denmark)
7. Tri Kusharyanto/Emma Ermawati (Indonesia)
8. Chris Bruil/Lotte Jonathans (Nederland)
9. Dong Moon Kim/Kyung Min Ra (Korea)
10. Lars Paaske/Pernille Harder

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