Tony Gunawan

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Tony Gunawan
Personal information
CountryFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia (until 2001)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2001–present)
Born (1975-04-09) 9 April 1975 (age 45)
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Coach Christian Hadinata
Herry Iman Pierngadi
BWF profile

Tony Gunawan (Chinese :吳俊明; pinyin :Wu Junming; born 9 April 1975) is an Indonesian-born American former badminton player. He gained several international achievements for Indonesia and later for the United States, including Olympic gold medal and world champion title.

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Career

Gunawan is a former Olympic gold medalist and world champion for Indonesia, and later a world champion for the United States. He is regarded by many, including his peers, as one of the greatest doubles players in badminton's history. [1] A superb all-court player with a particular facility in the forecourt, he won the 2000 Olympic gold medal, the 2001 IBF World Championships, and 2005 IBF World Championships with 3 different men's doubles partners.

He won the Men's Doubles gold medal in the 2005 World Championships from the 13th seeded position with his American partner Howard Bach. Gunawan partnered with Halim Haryanto to win the 2001 World Championships as well as the 2001 All-England Open, and with Candra Wijaya to win the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He was a member of the world champion 2000 Indonesia Thomas Cup team, winning his match in the final against China with yet another partner, Rexy Mainaky.

Gunawan and Bach won the 2005 IBF World Championships Men's Doubles gold over Gunawan's ex-partner Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto who were also finalists in the 2003 IBF World Championships in the same event. Tony played for Indonesia from 1992 to 2001 and is the winner of numerous international titles. He has coached and played for USA since 2001. Tony is currently studying in Orange County, California and coaches at San Gabriel Badminton Club 2 (Pomona).

Personal life

He married with Women's doubles Indonesia, Etty Tantri on July 29, 2002 at the Monte Carlo Chapel in Las Vegas. They have two sons, Christopher and Leon.

Achievements

Olympics

2000 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles
RoundPartnerOpponentScoreResult
Final Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Dong-soo [2]
Flag of South Korea.svg Yoo Yong-sung
15–10, 9–15, 15–7 Med 1.png Gold

IBF World Championships

2005 IBF World Championships – Men's Doubles
RoundPartnerOpponentScoreResult
Final Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya [2]
Flag of Indonesia.svg Sigit Budiarto
15–11, 10–15, 15–11 Med 1.png Gold
2001 IBF World Championships – Men's Doubles
RoundPartnerOpponentScoreResult
Final Flag of Indonesia.svg Halim Heryanto Flag of South Korea.svg Ha Tae-kwon
Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-moon
15–0, 15–13 Med 1.png Gold

World Cup

Men's doubles

YearVenuePartnerOpponentScoreResult
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of Indonesia.svg Sigit Budiarto
Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya
18–21, 9–21 Med 3.png Bronze

World Badminton Grand Prix Finals

Men's doubles

YearVenuePartnerOpponentScoreResult
2000 Brunei Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Indonesia.svg Halim Haryanto
Flag of Indonesia.svg Sigit Budiarto
7–5, 8–6, 7–2 Med 1.png Gold
1999 Brunei Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of South Korea.svg Ha Tae-kwon
Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-moon
15–7, 8–15, 15–11 Med 1.png Gold

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

YearVenuePartnerOpponentScoreResult
2000 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Flag of Indonesia.svg Rexy Mainaky Flag of Malaysia.svg Choong Tan Fook
Flag of Malaysia.svg Lee Wan Wah
15–8, 15–9 Med 1.png Gold

Asian Cup

Men's doubles

YearVenuePartnerOpponentScoreResult
1996 Olympic Gymnasium No. 2,
Seoul, South Korea
Flag of Indonesia.svg Rudy Wijaya Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-moon
Flag of South Korea.svg Yoo Yong-sung
10–15, 8–15 Med 2.png Silver

Pan American Games

Men's doubles

YearVenuePartnerOpponentScoreResult
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium,
Guadalajara, Mexico
Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of the United States.svg Halim Haryanto
Flag of the United States.svg Sattawat Pongnairat
21–10, 21–14 Med 1.png Gold

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

YearVenuePartnerOpponentScoreResult
2001 Malawati Stadium,
Selangor, Malaysia
Flag of Indonesia.svg Bambang Suprianto Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya
Flag of Indonesia.svg Sigit Budiarto
4–15, 6–15 Med 2.png Silver

BWF Super Series (1 title, 4 runners-up)

Men's doubles

YearTournamentPartnerOpponentScoreResult
2010 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Open Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Fang Chieh-min
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Lee Sheng-mu
14–21, 15–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2008 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Open Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Malaysia.svg Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif
Flag of Malaysia.svg Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari
21–19, 18–21, 14–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2007 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Open Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Indonesia.svg Markis Kido
Flag of Indonesia.svg Hendra Setiawan
12–21, 21–18, 13–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
2007 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Open (3) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Indonesia.svg Luluk Hadiyanto
Flag of Indonesia.svg Alvent Yulianto Chandra
21–18, 21–17Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2007 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Open Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Malaysia.svg Koo Kien Keat
Flag of Malaysia.svg Tan Boon Heong
15–21, 18–21Silver medal icon.svgRunner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

IBF World Grand Prix (36 titles)

Men's doubles

YearTournamentPartnerOpponentScoreResult
2009 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (6) Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Koch
Flag of Austria.svg Peter Zauner
21–12, 21–9Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2006 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Open (2) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Malaysia.svg Koo Kien Keat
Flag of Malaysia.svg Tan Boon Heong
21–15, 21–14Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2006 Flag of South Korea.svg Korea Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Jae-jin
Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Ji-man
21–18, 21–18Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2006 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (5) Flag of the United States.svg Halim Haryanto Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Nikolaenko
Flag of Russia.svg Vitaly Durkin
21–10, 21–19Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2006 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Indonesia.svg Markis Kido
Flag of Indonesia.svg Hendra Setiawan
21–17, 21–16Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2005 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen Masters (2) Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Fu Haifeng
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Cai Yun
15–12, 11–15, 15–4Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2005 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei Open (2) Flag of the United States.svg Halim Haryanto Flag of Denmark.svg Mathias Boe
Flag of Denmark.svg Carsten Mogensen
15–13, 15–13Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2005 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (4) Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mike Beres
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg William Milroy
15–1, 15–2Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2005 Flag of Germany.svg Bitburger German Open (1) Flag of the United States.svg Halim Haryanto Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mike Beres
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg William Milroy
15–3, 15–6Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2005 Flag of the United States.svg USA SCBA International (1) Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of the United States.svg Bob Malaythong
Flag of the United States.svg Raju Rai
1–0 retiredGold medal icon.svgWinner
2004 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Open (1) Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of Denmark.svg Peter Steffensen
Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Laybourn
15–8, 15–7Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2004 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (3) Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach Flag of Denmark.svg Mathias Boe
Flag of Denmark.svg Carsten Mogensen
15–5, 15–7Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2003 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (2) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Malaythong Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Lee Sung-yuan
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Lin Wei-hsiang
6–15, 15–4, 15–5Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2002 Flag of the United States.svg SCBA Classic (1) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Malaythong Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Han
Howard Bach
15–10, 15–9Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2002 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Open (1) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Malaythong Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Llopis
Flag of Spain.svg José Antonio Crespo
15–6, 15–3Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2002 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (1) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Malaythong Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Han
Flag of the United States.svg Howard Bach
11–15, 15–7, 15–7Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2001 Flag of England.svg All England Open (2) Flag of Indonesia.svg Halim Haryanto Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya
Flag of Indonesia.svg Sigit Budiarto
15–13, 7–15, 15–7Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2000 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Malaysia.svg Cheah Soon Kit
Flag of Malaysia.svg Yap Kim Hock
15–7, 15–7Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2000 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Indonesia.svg Flandy Limpele
Flag of Indonesia.svg Eng Hian
14–17, 15–6, 15–8Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2000 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Dong-soo
Flag of South Korea.svg Yoo Yong-sung
15–6, 15–7Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1999 Flag of Malaysia.svg Ipoh Masters (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Indonesia.svg Flandy Limpele
Flag of Indonesia.svg Eng Hian
15–11, 15–9Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1999 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Open (2) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Indonesia.svg Flandy Limpele
Flag of Indonesia.svg Eng Hian
15–6, 15–11Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1999 Flag of England.svg All England Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Dong-soo
Flag of South Korea.svg Yoo Yong-sung
15–7, 15–8Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1998 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of Denmark.svg Jens Eriksen
Flag of Denmark.svg Jesper Larsen
15–10, 15–9Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1998 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Halim Haryanto Flag of Denmark.svg Michael Sogaard
Flag of Indonesia.svg Denny Kantono
15–2, 15–8Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1998 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Halim Haryanto Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liu Yong
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yu Jinhao
6–15, 15–5, 15–11Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1998 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Ming
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Jun
15–3, 15–6Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1997 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen Masters (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Candra Wijaya Flag of England.svg Simon Archer
Flag of England.svg Chris Hunt
15–13, 15–8Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1997 Flag of Poland.svg Polish Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Victo Wibowo Flag of Indonesia.svg Rudy Wijaya
Flag of Indonesia.svg Seng Kok Keong
15–11, 15–6Gold medal icon.svgWinner
1997 Flag of France.svg French Open (1) Flag of Indonesia.svg Victo Wibowo Flag of Indonesia.svg Efraim Davis
Flag of Indonesia.svg Halim Haryanto
15–10, 15–8Gold medal icon.svgWinner

Mixed doubles

YearTournamentPartnerOpponentScoreResult
2012 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (3) Flag of Indonesia.svg Vita Marissa Flag of Japan.svg Kenichi Hayakawa
Flag of Japan.svg Misaki Matsutomo
21–13, 21–10Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2005 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei Open (1) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Cheng Wen-hsing Flag of Indonesia.svg Devin Lahardi
Flag of Indonesia.svg Vita Marissa
17–15, 15–6Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2003 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (2) Flag of the United States.svg Etty Tantri Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Ji-man
Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Eun-woo
15–5, 15–9Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2002 Flag of the United States.svg SCBA Classic (1) Flag of the United States.svg Mesinee Mangkalakiri Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philippe Bourret
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denyse Julien
11–3, 13–5Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2002 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Open (1) Flag of the United States.svg Mesinee Mangkalakiri Flag of Peru.svg Tjitte Weistra
Flag of Peru.svg Dorianna Rivera
15–6, 15–3Gold medal icon.svgWinner
2002 Flag of the United States.svg U.S. Open (1) Flag of the United States.svg Etty Tantri Flag of England.svg Simon Archer
Flag of Sweden.svg Marina Andrievskaya
7–11, 11–4, 11–6Gold medal icon.svgWinner

Other Results

2008China Cup 2008S.SeriesSemi-Finalist
06/04/2008India Grand Prix Gold 2008GP Gold4900.00Semi-Finalist
16/03/2008Wilson Swiss Open Super Series 2008S.Series5040.00Quarter-Finalist
09/03/2008YONEX All England Super Series 2008S.Series3600.001\16
20/01/2008Proton Malaysia Open Super Series 2008S.Series6420.00Semi-Finalist
25/11/2007CHINA OPEN SUPER SERIESS.Series2220.001\32
19/08/200716th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007BWF Events6600.00Quarter-Finalist
22/07/2007BINGO BONANZA PHILIPPINE OPEN 2007GP Gold2720.001\16
13/05/2007DJARUM INDONESIA SUPER SERIESS.Series6420.00Semi-Finalist
06/05/2007AVIVA OPEN SINGAPORE SUPER SERIES 2007S.Series6420.00Semi-Finalist
18/03/2007WILSON SWISS OPEN SUPER SERIESS.Series6420.00Semi-Finalist
11/03/2007YONEX ALL ENGLAND SUPER SERIESS.Series6420.00Semi-Finalist
28/01/2007YONEX KOREA OPEN SUPER SERIESS.Series6420.00Semi-Finalist
02/09/2006YONEX SUNRISE HONG KONG OPEN 20066*4950.10Quarter-Finalist

Performance timeline

Indonesian team

Team Events1998
Asian Games Med 1.png Gold
Team Events2000
Thomas Cup Med 1.png Gold

Individual competitions

Event1997199920012003200520062007200920102011
BWF World Championships R3 QF Med 1.png Gold A Med 1.png Gold A QF QF R1 R1
Event 2000 2004 2008 2012
Olympics Med 1.png Gold AA GS

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