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Verawaty Wiharjo

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Country  Indonesia
Height  1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Handedness  Right
Name  Verawaty Wiharjo
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Born  October 1, 1957 (age 58) Jakarta (1957-10-01)

Verawaty Wiharjo Fadjrin (born 1 October 1957, Jakarta, Indonesia), is a former 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.


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During a relatively brief period as a regular singles competitor, Verawaty won the 1980 IBF World Championships in Jakarta over fellow countrywoman Ivana Lie. Verawaty had been runner-up to Denmark's Lene Koppen at the prestigious All-England Championships that year. 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 (Wigoeno). 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, and Verawaty was runner-up at the 1982 All England with another fellow countrywoman Ruth Damayanti.

Following a hiatus in her international badminton career from 1983 to 1985, Verawaty 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 Badminton Grand Prix 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 Verawaty and Hartono won the World Badminton Grand Prix, 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.


Verawaty 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, Verawaty 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.


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Women's Singles

  • 1980 All England
  • 1980 IBF World Championships
  • 1981 SEA Games
  • 1982 Indonesia Open
  • Women's Doubles

    With Imelda Wiguno

  • 1977 Dutch Open
  • 1978 Denmark Open
  • 1978 Asian Games
  • 1979 All England
  • 1979 Canada Open
  • 1980 IBF World Championships
  • With Ruth Damayanti

  • 1981 SEA Games
  • 1982 All England
  • With Ivana Lie

  • 1986 Indonesia Open
  • 1986 China Open
  • 1986 Chinese Taipei Open
  • 1986 World Badminton Grand Prix
  • With Rosiana Tendean

  • 1987 SEA Games
  • With Yanti Kusmiati

  • 1988 Indonesia Open
  • 1988 Asian Championships
  • With Lili Tampi

  • 1990 Asian Games
  • Mixed Doubles

    With Eddy Hartono

  • 1986 Malaysia Open
  • 1986 World Cup
  • 1988 Malaysia Open
  • 1989 IBF World Championships
  • 1989 Indonesia Open
  • 1989 SEA Games
  • 1989 Dutch Open
  • 1989 World Badminton Grand Prix
  • 1990 Asian Games
  • References

    Verawaty Wiharjo Wikipedia

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