At a glance

11 Feb 1971
161 cm 5'3''
Female

Badminton was only granted Olympic status at the 1992 Olympic Games of Barcelona and it was fitting that the first Olympic champion be one of the most dominating players of all-time. Indonesian badminton queen, Susanti, became Indonesia’s first-ever gold-medalist beating Bang Su-Hyeon of Korea in the women’s singles final. Two hours later, her fiancé (now husband) Alan Budikusuma won the men’s singles title. This talented couple arrived home to Indonesia following the Olympic Games elevated in popularity beyond their already rock-star status and were both rewarded financially by the government for bringing so much pride and joy to their country....

Susi in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Badminton
      Singles
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 1 Gold medal
      Badminton
      Singles