Mia Audina Tjiptawan (born 22 August 1979, Chinese: 張海麗) is a former Indonesian badminton player who represented Indonesia and later the Netherlands in international competitions.[1] A badminton prodigy, Audina first played Uber Cup (the women's world team championship) for Indonesia at fourteen, winning the decisive final match in the championship round against China in 1994.[2] Audina, had been ranked as World No.1 women's singles player in October 1996.[3] She helped Indonesia to retain the Uber Cup title in 1996, and was a member of the 1998 Indonesian team that relinquished the cup to China, before moving to the Netherlands with her Dutch-national husband in 2000.[4][5]

Mia Audina
Personal information
Birth nameMia Audina Tjiptawan
Country Netherlands
Born (1979-08-22) 22 August 1979 (age 40)
Jakarta, Indonesia
ResidenceRotterdam, the Netherlands
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking1 (1996)
BWF profile

As a Dutch resident she continued to compete, winning titles in both Europe and Asia before retiring from high-level competition in 2006. Top honors in badminton's three most prestigious events for individual players, the Olympics, the All-Englands, and the World Championships, eluded Audina, though she was twice an Olympic silver medalist in singles (1996, 2004) and was a bronze medalist at the World Championships in 2003. Her most significant victories included the open singles titles of the USA (1996), Singapore (1997), Japan (1997, 2004), Indonesia (1998), Korea (2003), the Netherlands (2001, 2002), Switzerland (2002), and Taiwan (2000, 2003). She won singles at the Southeast Asian Games in 1997 and both singles and women's doubles at the European Championships in 2004. A gritty competitor and, in her youth, exceptionally mobile and supple (she was rarely forced into hitting backhands), Audina was a crowd favorite throughout her career.[1][4]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece   Zhang Ning 11–8, 6–11, 7–11   Silver
1996 Georgia State University Gymnasium, Atlanta, United States   Bang Soo-hyun 6–11, 7–11   Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Zhang Ning 7–11, 0–11   Bronze

World CupEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Ye Zhaoying 4–11, 11–5, 5–11   Bronze
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia   Wang Chen 9–11, 11–3, 7–11   Bronze
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia   Ye Zhaoying 6–11, 11–4, 7–11   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Xu Huaiwen 21–15, 9–21, 16–21   Silver
2004 Palais de Sports, Geneva, Switzerland   Pi Hongyan 11–1, 11–0   Gold
2002 Baltiska hallen, Malmö, Sweden   Yao Jie 6–8, 3–7, 1–7   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Palais de Sports, Geneva, Switzerland   Lotte Bruil   Rikke Olsen
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
15–10, 15–1   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Asia-Africa Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia   Meiluawati 12–10, 12–11   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2006 Singapore Open   Pi Hongyan 20–22, 20–22   Runner-up
2005 Indonesia Open   Wang Chen 7–11, 1–11   Runner-up
2004 Japan Open   Gong Ruina 7–11, 11–7, 11–7   Winner
2004 Swiss Open   Gong Ruina 11–13, 0–11   Runner-up
2003 Chinese Taipei Open   Pi Hongyan 10–13, 11–2, 11–3   Winner
2003 Korea Open   Wang Chen 11–3, 10–13, 11–0   Winner
2002 Dutch Open   Marina Andrievskaya 11–8, 11–2   Winner
2002 Swiss Open   Zeng Yaqiong 7–1, 7–3, 7–2   Winner
2001 Dutch Open   Yao Jie 7–5, 1–7, 7–5, 7–5   Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn 13–11, 11–2   Winner
1999 Dutch Open   Tang Chunyu 13–11, 4–11, 7–11   Runner-up
1998 Indonesia Open   Mette Sørensen 11–0, 11–6   Winner
1997 Singapore Open   Gong Zhichao 11–6, 11–6   Winner
1997 Japan Open   Gong Zhichao 11–3, 2–11, 11–5   Winner
1997 Chinese Taipei Open   Camilla Martin 10–12, 2–11   Runner-up
1996 Hong Kong Open   Camilla Martin 8–11, 6–11   Runner-up
1996 U.S. Open   Camilla Martin 11–5, 12–9   Winner
1995 Hong Kong Open   Bang Soo-hyun 11–5, 4–11, 5–11   Runner-up
1995 German Open   Camilla Martin 6–11, 6–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Dutch Open   Lotte Bruil-Jonathans   Wong Pei Tty
  Chin Eei Hui
15–9, 15–10   Winner
2002 German Open   Lotte Jonathans   Rikke Olsen
  Ann-Lou Jorgensen
11–2, 11–2   Winner
2002 Denmark Open   Lotte Jonathans   Zhao Tingting
  Wei Yili
3–11, 11–6, 9–11   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2005 Strasbourg Masters   Pi Hongyan 11–3, 11–5   Winner
2001 Dutch International   Yao Jie 11–9, 1–11, 10–13   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 BMW International   Lotte Jonathans   Rikke Olsen
  Ann-Lou Jorgensen
5–11, 11–5, 11–8   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Markula 2009, p. 138
  2. ^ Mumtaz & Efendi 2014, p. 228
  3. ^ "Mia Audina Tops World Badminton Women's Singles Rankings". www.worldbadminton.com. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b Mumtaz & Efendi 2014, pp. 228–229
  5. ^ "Mia Audina stopt met badminton" (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmond. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

BibliographyEdit

  • Markula, Pirkko (2009). Olympic Women and the Media: International Perspectives. Alberta, Canada: Springer. p. 260. ISBN 978-023-023-394-2.
  • Mumtaz, Fairuz; Efendi, Yusuf (2014). 50 Kisah Sukses dan Inspiratif Diaspora Indonesia; Lintas Negara, Lintas Bidang. Yogyakarta: Diandra Pustaka Indonesia. p. 270. ISBN 978-602-161-208-8.

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