Badminton Stats: Malaysians who have won the Indonesia Open title

Badminton has a rich history in Malaysia, with the country achieving remarkable success in the sport on the global stage. Malaysia’s journey in badminton began in the 1950s and has since witnessed the emergence of legendary players like Wong Peng Soon, Eddy Choong, and Tan Aik Huang. Malaysia has secured the prestigious Thomas Cup, the ultimate prize in men’s international team badminton, on five occasions in its history.

The 1990s marked a significant period for Malaysian badminton, as the iconic Lee Chong Wei emerged as one of the superstars in the sport. Lee Chong Wei’s dominance in the sport was unparalleled, as he held the world’s top ranking for an extraordinary 199 consecutive weeks. His accomplishments included multiple silver medals at the Olympic Games. With victories in 1949, 1952, 1955, 1967, and 1992 in Thomas Cup, Malaysia established itself as a powerhouse in team sports.

About the Indonesia Open

Since its inception in 1982, the Indonesia Open has been a prominent fixture in the world of badminton. Organized by the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), this annual tournament has grown in stature over the years. In 2007, it earned the distinction of being part of the BWF Super Series tournament, and its status was elevated further in 2011 when it achieved Super Series Premier status. 

The tournament’s reputation was elevated even higher with the introduction of the BWF World Tour in 2018, as the Indonesia Open was selected as one of the prestigious Super 1000 level events. The Indonesia Open has been hosted in various cities of Indonesia such as Pontianak, Samarinda, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Medan, Surakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, Batam, Badung Regency, and its present host city, Jakarta.

Malaysia’s performance in Indonesia Open

Malaysia has won a total of 11 titles in the Indonesia Open across three events including the men’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles. Out of which, legendary shuttler Lee Chong Wei has himself claimed six titles in the men’s singles in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2016. Besides Lee, Jalani Sidek and Razif Sidek are the men’s doubles pair to win two titles in 1988 and 1990. Yong Hock Kin (men’s singles), Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif/ Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari (men’s doubles), and Chin Eei Hui/ Wong Pei Tty (women’s doubles) have won one title each. With this, Malaysia stands fourth in the list of ‘best performances by a nation’ in the standings.

Malaysians who have won the Indonesia Open title

Year/ EditionEventShuttler (s)
1988Men’s DoublesJalani Sidek/ Razif Sidek
1990Men’s DoublesJalani Sidek/ Razif Sidek
1998Men’s SinglesYong Hock Kin
2007Men’s SinglesLee Chong Wei
2008Men’s DoublesMohd Zakry Abdul Latif/ Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari
2009Men’s SinglesLee Chong Wei
2009Women’s DoublesChin Eei Hui/ Wong Pei Tty
2010Men’s SinglesLee Chong Wei
2011Men’s SinglesLee Chong Wei
2013Men’s SinglesLee Chong Wei
2016Men’s SinglesLee Chong Wei

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