8:00 am February 26, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Qualifying for badminton in next year’s Olympics won’t start until May, but Indonesian shuttlers are hoping to get a head start as they prepare to take on the world’s best at the All England Superseries Premier, the oldest competition in the sport. The All England, scheduled from March 3 to 8, kicks off this […]
8:00 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. After showing dominant form in last week’s Austrian Open International Challenge, Indonesian shuttlers will try to repeat their performance as they continue their back-to-back title campaign this week at the German Open Grand Prix Gold. With some shuttlers continuing their journey from Austria, the main team departed from Jakarta and arrived in Mulheim an […]
7:30 am February 23, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Indonesia took home three titles from the 2015 Austrian Open International Challenge badminton tournament, showing a positive shift in the junior shuttlers’ athletic development. Third seed Edi Subaktiar and Gloria Widjaja won the mixed doubles title by defeating compatriots Ronald Alexander and Melati Daeva Oktaviani, while Suci Rizky Andini and Maretha Dea Giovani clinched […]
8:00 am February 16, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. The Indonesian Badminton Association, or PBSI, fears running out of shuttlers for the 2020 Olympic Games, specifically in the men and women’s singles competitions, an official revealed. The national governing badminton body last week announced plans to recruit badminton players under the age of 20. “I have to admit, it’s been easier regenerating the […]
8:00 am February 13, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. The Indonesian Badminton Association, or PBSI, is tweaking its policies on sponsorship contracts for athletes and coaching staff in a bid to ensure that shuttlers make better progress and reap more rewards. Under the regime, in place for two years, the PBSI tailored its contracts to each individual, matching them to an outside sponsor. […]
8:00 am February 12, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. With this year’s World Badminton Championships on the way, host city Jakarta is preparing to welcome the world’s best shuttlers to compete from Aug. 10-16. On Wednesday, representatives from the Badminton World Federation inspected Gelora Bung Karno Istora in South Jakarta, which will serve as the host venue. “This is our first site visit […]
5:50 pm February 5, 2015 | No Comment
Tommy Sugiarto’s resignation as Indonesia’s top-seeded men’s singles specialist left a hole in the national training camp that a new crop of young shuttlers are eager to fill.
8:00 am February 1, 2015 | No Comment
Denpasar. In the world of badminton doubles, sometimes finding a new partner is the way to rejuvenate a stagnating career — a move that appears to have put some of Asia’s top stars firmly on track for glory at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Indonesia’s Markis Kido and Greysia Polii and Lee Yong-dae […]
4:51 pm January 29, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. Serena Williams battled past gallant Madison Keys Thursday to set up a dream Australian Open final between the top two seeds after arch-rival Maria Sharapova demolished Ekaterina Makarova. The best two players in the world have a long history and the odds are stacked in Williams’ favor ahead of the Melbourne Park decider on […]
4:22 pm January 29, 2015 | No Comment
Denpasar. For the Mainaky brothers, badminton is in their blood and they will make sure their presence is felt even after their glory days are long over. Five of seven children in the Mainaky family — Rexy, Richard, Marleve, Rionny and Karel — were part of the Indonesian national shuttling team in the 1990s and […]
8:00 am January 28, 2015 | No Comment
Denpasar. Markis Kido was once on the top of the world when he won men’s doubles gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Games with then partner Hendra Setiawan. And now, he looks to rejuvenate his career and sets his sight to play at the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. After one Olympic gold […]
2:00 pm January 27, 2015 | No Comment
Denpasar. Jaya Raya Jakarta men’s team started its campaign at the Djarum Superliga 2015 in the Lila Bhuana sports hall in Denpasar, Bali, with a 5-0 rout of Hi-Qua Wima Surabaya on Monday. With top national shuttlers in its ranks, including Tommy Sugiarto, Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido, Jaya Raya was simply too strong for […]
8:00 am January 26, 2015 | No Comment
World-class shuttlers started their campaign in the Djarum Superliga 2015 in Bali on Sunday and local badminton officials hope the event will boost the sport’s development on the island.
7:04 pm January 25, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand’s Granular made a mixed start to its first-ever appearance at the Djarum Superliga badminton team tournament in Bali, with a 3-2 win over fellow rookie Hitachi of Japan in a Group A men’s encounter on Sunday but an identical loss to Suryanaga Surabaya in the women’s draw.
5:32 pm January 24, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Jaya Raya Jakarta has set its sights on a third straight women’s title at the Djarum Superliga badminton team tournament that kicks off in Bali on Sunday without top challenger Unisys of Japan taking part this year. The defending champion and top seed has been drawn in Group C of the tournament alongside Mutiara […]
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