Liem Swie King
Liem Swie King ( Chinese 林 水鏡 , Pinyin Lín Shuǐjìng ; born February 28, 1956 in Kudus as Ng Swie King ) is a former Indonesian badminton player from PB Djarum . He was one of the most prominent players in the sport in the late 1970s and 1980s. He belongs to the Chinese minority in Indonesia.
He first drew attention to himself in 1974 when he won bronze at the Asian Games . Two years later he was in the final of the All England Open Badminton Championships , but lost there to Rudy Hartono . In 1977 he lost the final again, this time against Flemming Delfs . The following season, King finally made it to the top when he won the final against Rudy Hartono. In 1979 he returned the favor to Flemming Delfs in the final for the 77 defeat and thus defended his title from the previous year. In 1980 he lost to Prakash Padukone in the final, but turned the tables in 1981 and became All-England Champion for the third time. In 1984 he made it to the final again, this time against Morten Frost from Denmark. However, King lost in three sets.
King participated in all four world championships from 1977 to 1985. At the 1st World Cup in 1977 he surprisingly lost his round of 16 against Thomas Kihlström . In 1980 he fought his way to the finals, but lost there again against Rudy Hartono . In 1983 it was only enough for silver when he lost in the final against compatriot Icuk Sugiarto . In 1985 the old master won bronze again in doubles with Hariamanto Kartono .
In 1976, 1979 and 1984 he won the Thomas Cup with the Indonesian team, and in 1982 he finished second with the team.
|1974||Asian Games||Men's singles||3||Liem Swie King|
|1976||All of England||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1977||Swedish Open||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1977||All of England||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1977/1978||Denmark Open||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1978||Asian Games||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1978||All of England||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1979||All of England||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1980||World Championship||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1980||All of England||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1981||All of England||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1982||Asian Games||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1983||Indonesia Open||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1983||World Championship||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1983||Malaysian Open||Men's singles||1||Liem Swie King|
|1984||All of England||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1984||Japan Open||Men's singles||2||Liem Swie King|
|1985||All of England||Men's singles||3||Liem Swie King|
|1985||World Championship||Men's doubles||3||Liem Swie King / Hariamanto cardboard box|
|1985||Indonesia Open||Men's doubles||1||Liem Swie King / Hariamanto cardboard box|
|1986||Asian Games||Men's doubles||3||Liem Swie King / Bobby Ertanto|
|1986||Indonesia Open||Men's doubles||1||Liem Swie King / Hariamanto cardboard box|
|1987||Japan Open||Men's doubles||1||Liem Swie King / Eddy Hartono|
|1987||Thailand Open||Men's doubles||2||Liem Swie King / Eddy Hartono|
|1987||Indonesia Open||Men's doubles||1||Liem Swie King / Eddy Hartono|
- Robert Adhi Ksp: Panggil aku King . Penerbit Buku Kompas, Jakarta 2009, ISBN 978-979-7094-21-8 (Indonesian, books.google.com - biography, title: English Call me King 'Nenn mich König' ).
- Liem Swie King . In: Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume I & II . Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012, ISBN 978-981-4345-21-7 , pp. 580 (English, books.google.de ).
- Liem Swie King - Biography of Legend liemswieking.com (Indonesian)
- Rudy Hartono, Liem Swie King, dan Misteri Final All England 1976. bola.com, accessed on July 13, 2018 .
- Flemming Delfs. In: badmintondenmark.com. badmintondenmark.com, accessed July 13, 2018 .
|SURNAME||Liem, Swie King|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ng, Swie King; 林 水鏡 (Chinese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Indonesian badminton player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 28, 1956|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kudu|