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Soni Dwi Kuncoro

Sony Dwi Kuncoro
File:Sony Dwi Kuncoro.jpg
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 29)
Indonesia Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 4
Current ranking 7 (June 20, 2013[1])
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Sony Dwi Kuncoro (born July 7, 1984 in Surabaya, East Java) is a male badminton singles player from Indonesia.

Personal life

When he was young, he joined the Suryanaga Surabaya badminton club. His parents are Moch. Sumadji (father) and Asmiati (mother). His hobbies are fixing automobiles and hanging-out or travelling. Generally people call him Sony, which can also be spelled as Soni.


Major achievements

Rank Event Date Venue
Summer Olympics
3 Men's Singles 2004 Athens, Greece
World Championships
2 Men's Singles 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asian Badminton Championships
1 Men's Singles 2002
1 Men's Singles 2003
2 Men's Singles 2004
1 Men's Singles 2005
BWF Super Series / BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix
1 Men's Singles 2007 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold 2007
1 Men's Singles 2008 Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series 2008
1 Men's Singles 2008 Yonex Japan Open Super Series 2008
1 Men's Singles 2008 China Masters Super Series 2008
1 Men's Singles 2010 Li-Ning Singapore Open Super Series 2010
1 Men's Singles 2012 SCG Thailand Open Grand Prix 2012
1 Men's Singles 2012 Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold 2012
2 Men's Singles 2013 Maybank Malaysia Open Super Series 2013

2004 Summer Olympics

Kuncoro played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, defeating M. Roslin Hashim of Malaysia and Jim Ronny Andersen of Norway in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Kuncoro defeated Park Tae-sang of Korea 15-13, 15-4. Kuncoro advanced to the semifinals, in which he lost to Shon Seung-mo of Korea 15-6, 9-15, 15-9. Playing in the bronze medal match, he defeated Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand by a score of 15-11, 17-16 for the bronze medal.

2007 BWF World Championships

He became runner up at the 2007 IBF World Championships after losing to Lin Dan in straight sets with score 11-21 20-22 in Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.But, in his road through the final, he defeated Lee Chong Wei in the third round 21-9 21-11, Peter Gade in the quarter final, 22-20 21-18. He also beat Chen Yu in the semifinal with 3 tough game

2009 BWF World Championships

He was bronze medalist at the 2009 BWF World Championships, again losing to Lin Dan, but this time with 3 sets, 16-21 21-14 15-21. En route to the semi, he beat Lee Chong Wei (world number one) in the quarter finals with 21-16 14-21 21-12.

Other achievements

He was also being the runner up in World Junior Championships in 2000, defeated by Bao Chunlai. He also had good result in Asian Badminton Championships, with two titles. On September 23, 2007, Sony won the Chinese Taipei Open after beating Taufik Hidayat at the final round by 18-21, 21-6, 21-13. Sony has also won the men's singles gold medal twice at the Southeast Asian Games (2003, 2005). At the SEA Games in 2007 and 2009, Sony helped the Indonesia win gold at the men's team event. In June of 2008, Sony won the Indonesian Super Series after beating Simon Santoso in the final round by scores of 19-21, 21-14, 21-9 in Istora Senayan, Jakarta. In September of 2008 Sony won the Japan Super Series after beating Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia in straight sets 21-17, 21-11 in the final round. Also in September of 2008 he captured the China Masters Super Series by beating China's Chen Jin 21-19, 21-18 in the final, thus becoming the first player to win men's singles at three consecutive "super series" tournaments.

In 2009, his best performance in Super Series was being the semifinalist in Indonesian Super Series, beaten by Taufik Hidayat, 17-21 14-21 and in Denmark Super Series by Marc Zwiebler of Germany with three tough games. In December, once again he helped Indonesia to be the best in Southeast Asian Games, beating Malaysia in the men teams final. He also finished second in the individual event, beaten by his teammate Simon Santoso.

In 2012, he won the Men's Single title in Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after defeat China's Chen Yuekun in straight games, 21-17, 21-14. In the semi final, he beat the first seed from China, Lin Dan also in straight games, 21-17, 21-16.

Participation at Indonesian Team


External links

  • BWF Player Profile
  • His profile in Republika Online (Indonesian)
  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro Harapan Baru Tunggal Pria Indonesia (Indonesian)
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