Tasked with improving their world ranking, Indonesia’s top shuttlers were instead sent home early from the Yonex All-England Superseries at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena.
London. It was a near perfect day for Malaysia’s world number one Lee Chong Wei at the All England badminton championships on Wednesday as he cruised through the first round while his main rivals struggled. Lee, a silver medallist at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, played within himself to dispose of Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk more »
As Indonesia’s top shuttlers embark on their hunt for the Yonex All-England 2014 title in Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, its group of second-tier players feel the added pressure of stepping up their game.
Lee Chong Wei's millions of supporters will be hoping that his bid to regain the All-England Open title here this week is not his last attempt at the world's oldest badminton tournament, which begins again at Britain's National Indoor Arena here on Wednesday.
After taking top honors for two consecutive years at the All England, Indonesian mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir are ready to defend their title and vie for a third in badminton’s oldest tournament, slated for March 4 to 9, at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
Indonesia’s young shuttlers are under fire after their poor showing at the Asian Junior Championships in Taipei last week.
Mixed doubles pair Muhammad Rian Ardianto and Zakia Ulfa are the only Indonesians left at the Asian Junior Championships semifinals after their teammates fell by the wayside in the last eight in Taiwan on Friday.
With their target of a third place in the team event, Indonesia’s junior shuttlers failed to meet expectations at the Asia Youth U-19 Championship 2014 in Taipei after losing 3-1 to South Korea in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Despite losing 3-2 to India in the last group match of the Asia Youth U-19 Championships in Taipei on Monday, Indonesia remains on top of group A and qualifies for the quarterfinals.