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Setyana Mapasa

Age

28

Place of Birth

KAWANGKOAN, Indonesia

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

Career Events

Badminton Women's Doubles

 

Setyana's Story

Setyana Mapasa started playing badminton when she was eight years old and living in Indonesia. Her parents influenced her decision to start playing because they played socially and badminton was a big part of the Indonesian culture.

A left-handed player, Setyana quickly fell in love with the sport and enjoys how fast-paced the game is. Her positive and determined attitude instills her with the discipline she needs to achieve set goals.

Setyana has played Badminton professionally since she was 13, making her international debut in 2013. Her impressive career thus far has included spending time as the No.1 women’s doubles player in Australia and in 2016 she was named Badminton Australia's senior player of the year.

She became a doubles partner of Gronya Somerville in 2015, with the duo achieving a best ranking of No.8 in the world. They won their first title together at the Waikato International in New Zealand in 2015, taking out the final in just 22 minutes, and became Oceania champions together in 2017.

Setyana and Gronya represented Australia at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games women's doubles event, making it through to the semi-finals before ultimately being defeated by England. The pair were still in contention for a podium finish but went down in the bronze medal match to India’s Reddy and Ponnappa.

In 2019 Setyana won the USA Open, Nepal Open and Canada Open. The year also included a triumph at the Oceania Championships, where she would win it all once again in 2020.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (in 2021) she competed in the women's doubles alongside Gronya, narrowly missing out on advancing to the knockout stages of the Games. They enjoyed a 2-1 victory over Demark, but defeats against China and South Korea ended their campaign.

Setyana’s good form continued throughout 2023, with victories in women’s doubles at the Bendigo International and the Sydney International, alongside Angela Yu. The pair, ranked 11 in the world, won gold at the Oceania Championships in Geelong in February 2024 and reached the round of 16 at the All England Open.

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