The Badminton Association of Indonesian (PBSI) has promoted 11 junior shuttlers to join the main team at the national badminton training camp in Cipayung, East Jakarta, while welcoming 12 others into the national junior squad.
“The camp now has 80 national shuttlers in both the main and junior teams. Previously, we had 77 shuttlers, 39 junior and 38 senior shuttlers,” PBSI secretary-general yacob Rusdianto said Wednesday.
Most of the newcomers to the main team will be playing in the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles — disciplines regarded as the country’s main strength in international competitions.
The men’s doubles field includes Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto, Angga Pratama, Rian Agung, Andika Anhar and Hendra Setyo Nugroho, while the mixed doubles players are Rizki Delinugraha, Irfan Fadillah and Wenny Anggraeni.
Men’s singles Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka and women’s singles Maria Febe Kusumastuti have earlier automatically joint the national camp, without undergoing a national selection process, due to their prominent performances.