5:58 pm April 19, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia’s sporting community mourned the passing over the weekend of top badminton umpire Unang Sukardja, best remembered for officiating what is widely considered one of the greatest matches of all time.
3:28 pm April 13, 2015 | No Comment
Kuala Lumpur. Former badminton number one Lee Chong Wei returned home to Malaysia on Monday and said he faced a three-week wait for the verdict from his doping hearing. The twice Olympic silver medalist faced a three-person Badminton World Federation (BWF) panel in Amsterdam on Saturday after testing positive for the banned anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone […]
6:04 pm April 9, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia’s top pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir only needed 27 minutes to book a quarterfinal berth at the 2015 Singapore Open Super Series with a rout of Reginald Lee Chun Hei and Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong on Thursday.
6:44 pm April 8, 2015 | No Comment
Back-to-back losses to Chinese arch rivals Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the All England and Malaysia Open Super Series is not a major concern for Indonesian mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir for future competitions.
5:38 pm April 1, 2015 | No Comment
When the 500 athletes of Team Indonesia head to Singapore for the Southeast Asian Games in June, they will be led not by the usual puffed-up government official, but by a fellow sportsman and Olympian, Taufik Hidayat.
2:10 pm March 27, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Badminton officials have lashed out at two of Indonesia’s best men’s shuttlers for leaving the national side, accusing them of being unable to handle the pressure and vowing never to take them back. The departure in January of Tommy Sugiarto, the world number 10, and Simon Santoso, ranked 37th, earlier this month “might have […]
1:01 pm March 25, 2015 | No Comment
All Malaysian athletes taking part in Southeast Asian Games in June will have undergone a doping test before arriving in Singapore, the country's sports minister said.
9:30 pm March 17, 2015 | No Comment
The Djarum Foundation will kick off its annual search for badminton talent this year by giving gifted young shuttlers the chance to play with its stories Djarum Kudus club on a badminton scholarship.
8:59 pm March 17, 2015 | No Comment
For Liem Swie King, one of the all-time greats of badminton, it’s unthinkable that no Indonesian man has won the singles title at the venerable All England championships, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in world badminton, since Hariyanto Arbi did it in 1994.
5:16 pm March 16, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesian badminton officials are relishing the prospect of a relatively trouble-free path to the knockout stage of this year's Sudirman Cup, after Monday’s draw saw Indonesian players avoid any early encounters with Asian powerhouses China and South Korea.
6:39 pm March 15, 2015 | No Comment
Twelve former and current players with the storied East Java club Djarum Kudus took part in the Djarum Badminton All Stars event held at Cilegon’s ASA Sports Center from Friday to Saturday.
12:23 pm March 10, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Indonesia came away from the All England Superseries Premier badminton tournament empty-handed on Sunday, with its top men’s and mixed doubles pairs failing to retain the titles they won in Birmingham last year. Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir were the country’s only hope for a title at badminton’s oldest meet, but failed to claim […]
8:00 am March 7, 2015 | No Comment
Birmingham. The thought of watching “so-so” Indonesian singles players doesn’t sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat. In a year when Jakarta stages the world championships for the first time since 1989, Taufik remains Indonesia’s last singles world champion in 2005. The men’s team has found itself in an unstable position following the decision by […]