1:40 pm December 19, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. After a successful first edition in 2013, the National Junior Masters badminton tournament returns for a second year starting today at the national training camp at Cipayung in East Jakarta. The tournament, which has South Korean sports apparel Victor as its new sponsor, will feature top prospects from clubs across the country who will […]
7:30 am December 17, 2014 | No Comment
The Badminton World Superseries Finals kicks off today in Dubai in what may prove to be a rocky start for Indonesian men’s doubles shuttlers Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. The defending champions were drawn along with recent nemeses Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong of South Korea in Group A, as well as Ko Sung-hyun and […]
8:00 am December 9, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. The Indonesian Badminton Association is taking a more scientific approach to getting its athletes into top condition, as the current season winds down and it prepares for major events ahead, including the 2016 Olympics and the 2018 Asian Games. The association, known as the PBSI, launched a manual on Monday of physical requirements for […]
8:00 am December 8, 2014 | No Comment
Ireland’s Padraig Harrington ended his four-year victory drought by clinching the Bank BRI Indonesia Open trophy after carding a total of 16-under-par 268 to hold off Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha by two shots. The three-time Major champion completed his rain-delayed third round at Damai Indah Golf’s Pantai Indah Kapuk course with a four-under 67, before getting […]
11:12 am December 4, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. After securing a berth in the semifinals of Axiata Cup on Monday, Indonesia finished the preliminary round with a 3-1 rout of Thailand to post an undefeated record from seven ties on Wednesday. The win felt even greater as junior shuttlers were fielded to play the much more experienced Thailand side at the Mahaka […]
12:58 pm December 1, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesian mixed doubles shuttlers Edi Subaktiar and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja won their first badminton tournament since being paired up last year, clinching the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold against feisty opponents. The pair were pushed to three games in the mixed doubles final by Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo Yu Yan, eventually prevailing […]
6:10 pm November 20, 2014 | No Comment
The doping allegation against Malaysian badminton ace Lee Chong Wei left his rival and close friend Taufik Hidayat stunned. “I just can’t believe it until now. I’m not sure that he did it in purpose. Maybe there was a mistake when he was still receiving  medication for his injury,” Taufik said. “A world-class player like […]
5:40 pm November 19, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates has urged Tokyo to consider moving more events to venues outside the capital, including one hundreds of kilometers away, in a bid to rein in spending for the 2020 Summer Games. Rising labor and construction costs have forced Tokyo to rethink its plans for 10 venues […]
2:56 pm November 19, 2014 | No Comment
It was a sunny Monday afternoon when shiny Range Rover entered the yard of  Elementary School 1 in Pangalengan, West Java. Dozens of students gathered and began asking each other: “Is that him?” “That’s really him! It’s Taufik Hidayat!” a student shouted as the Olympic champion jumped out of his car and greeted them. “Hello […]
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