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NEWS : Indonesian badminton legend Sonneville dies at 72

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  1. kwun

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    JAKARTA, Nov. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Ferry Sonneville, a legend of Indonesian badminton, died of leukemia on Thursday morning at the MMC Hospital here, The Jakarta Post reported on Thursday.

    His body will be laid out at the Dharmais Hospital and will be cremated on Saturday, the report said.

    Ferry, who finished his education at the Dutch Erasmus University in 1963, won several international titles in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Dutch Open (1955-1961), French Open (1956,1959) and Canadian Open (1962).

    However, he failed to win the All England on several attempts, including in the 1959 championships, when he was beaten by compatriot Tan Joe Hok in an all-Indonesian final.

    Still an active player, he was promoted to vice-president of the International Badminton Federation (IBF) in 1965. He also initiated the formation of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) in 1951 and the Indonesian Judo Association (PJSI) in 1955.He was also involved in the creation of the National Sports Council (KONI).

    He was also known as an executive in Bank Indonesia and a businessman in the property sector. He led the Indonesian Real Estate Developers Association (REI) from 1985 to 1988.

    Ferry wrote a book on how to be a good badminton player titled Bulutangkis Bermutu (Excellent Badminton). Enditem
     
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    Sad day for Ina badminton. There goes another legend

    Rudy Hartono's sifu.
     
  3. kwun

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    Ferry Sonneville is passed away

    Ferry Sonneville or Ferdinad Alexander Sonneville is passed away on thursday 20 November 2003, 05.30 West Indonesia Time in Hospital.

    Ferry was born in Jakarta 3 January 1931.
    He was one of the important persons in Badminton world. Not only in Indonesia but also international.

    Together with Mr. Sudirman (Sudirman Cup), he was one of the PBSI "creators".
    President of PBSI from 1981-1985. President of the IBF from 1971-1974 and president of FIAC in 1995.

    His carriers :
    -Champion in Dutch Open 1955-1961
    -Champion in Frence Open 1959-1960
    -Champion in Canada Open 1960
    -Runner up in All England 1959
    -And in Thomas cup.

    Farewell Mr. Sonneville.
    The badminton world will miss you.
     
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    its the legend from indoneseia.. :crying::crying:
     
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    :crying:that is a bad news.Ferry Sonneville is passed away,but he brought our precious inherit a legacy.
    Farewell Mr. Sonneville.
    we will be missyou.
     

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