The Indonesian badminton legend became a hero when Merah Putih won the first Sudirman Cup in Jakarta in 1989. At that time, Indonesia defeated South Korea in the final with a score of 3-2. In particular, Verawaty is an Indonesian player who has won prestigious events in women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
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Verawaty was recorded as the women’s singles world champion by defeating her compatriot, Ivana Lie at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, June 1980. In the final match, Verawaty defeated Ivana Lie in two sets 11-1, 11-3.
Verawaty won the World Cup in mixed doubles in Jakarta in 1986. Verawaty, who was paired with Eddy Hartono, defeated the Danish/English hodgepodge Steen Fladberg/Gillian Clark in the final with a score of 15-8, 17-15.
Verawaty is also the Indonesian badminton player who has contributed the most gold medals at the SEA Games, namely 12. The gold medal was presented at the 1977 SEA Games to the 1989 SEA Games. Verawaty also won the women’s doubles gold medal in
Asian Games 1978. The deceased was also recorded as the 1988 Asian champion in women’s doubles.
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Verawaty Fajrin passed away on Sunday (11/21/2021) at 06.58 WIB. Verawaty died at Dharmais Hospital, Jakarta, at the age of 64. Verawaty Fajrin previously suffered from lung cancer and has been receiving treatment since September 2021.
Furthermore, the bodies will be taken to the funeral home in Kav DKI Cipayung, East Jakarta. The athlete whose real name is Verawaty Wiharjo was famous in the 1970-1980s era. She won many titles in women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.