• PBSI to improve players' fitness ahead of Rio Olympics

    Jakarta: The Badminton Association of Indonesia or PBSI has set up training programs targeting players whose fitness performances fall below expectations ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Rexy Mainaky remains confident for Indonesian shuttlers in Rio. (photo: AFP)

    Rexy Mainaky remains confident for Indonesian shuttlers in Rio. (photo: AFP)

  • Why Carolina Marin is allowed to train with Indonesia national team

    Jakarta: Indonesian media has called into question the merits of allowing World No. 1 women's singles shuttler Carolina Marin from Spain and Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland to train with Indonesia's national badminton team.Carolina Marin is very well known in Indonesia. (photo: AFP)

    Carolina Marin is very well known in Indonesia. (photo: AFP)

  • PBSI turn focus to Olympics after Thomas-Uber disappointments

    Jakarta: After emerging as the runners-up in Thomas Cup Finals, and losing to Korea in the Uber Cup quarter-finals, the Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI) said their men's and women's team have set their sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

    Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

  • Indonesia men's team in training camp to prepare for Thomas Cup

    Jakarta: In their bid to prepare for the Thomas Finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to May 22, 2016, the Indonesian team will put their focus on diversifying their strategies, and patterns of play.Shuttlers for the 2016 Indonesia Thomas Cup squad. (photo: Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

    Shuttlers for the 2016 Indonesia Thomas Cup squad. (photo: Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan kick off their 2016 season at Thailand GPG

    Jakarta: It's been nearly two months after they won the Dubai World Superseries Finals men's doubles title (December 13, 2015), reigning World Champions Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are set to kick off their 2016 badminton season in the Thailand Open next week.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

  • Tommy Sugiarto gets Indonesia Thomas Cup team call-up

    Jakarta: World No. 10 and Indonesia’s top men’s singles player Tommy Sugiarto who resigned from the Indonesia national team on January 2015, citing he has not been able to reach his true potential in the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), had been called up for Indonesia's 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) squad.Tommy Sugiarto deserves a chance with the Indonesian team.

    Tommy Sugiarto deserves a chance with the Indonesian team.

  • Rexy Mainaky: There is no significant improvement in Malaysia Badminton

    Jakarta: Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) and former men's doubles and women's doubles coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Rexy Mainaky has expressed his concern over the stagnant and sometimes sluggish results by the Malaysian badminton players in 2015.Don't know why Rexy Mainaky concerns so much about BAM rather than PBSI. (photo: PBSI)

    Don't know why Rexy Mainaky concerns so much about BAM rather than PBSI. (photo: PBSI)

  • Rexy Mainaky: PBSI need to strengthen and improve women’s doubles

    Jakarta: After evaluating the performance of women’s double teams at the recent BWF World Championships in Jakarta, the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) has set a higher bar for the teams.

    PBSI said that based on player assessment, several shuttlers in the women’s squad needed to adopt new routines in their training program, which is aimed at boosting their power by having them play in mixed double teams and spar against male shuttlers.Indonesia's women's doubles have experienced significant improvement under Rexy Mainaky's watch.

    Indonesia's women's doubles have experienced significant improvement under Rexy Mainaky's watch.

  • PBSI confident of winning gold in 2016 Olympics

    Jakarta: Winning the men's doubles gold medal and the mixed doubles bronze medal have given Indonesia its renewed confidence of securing at least a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    The president of PBSI Gita Wirjawan believed that the Indonesia team is sure going to be a strong contender for gold medals in Rio.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles title at the 2015 Total BWF World Championship in Jakarta. (photo: PBSI)

    Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles title at the 2015 Total BWF World Championship in Jakarta. (photo: PBSI)

  • Carolina Marin and Kevin Sanjaya named Indonesian fans' favourites

    Jakarta: Reigning women's singles world champion Carolina Marin of Spain enjoyed a light moment ahead of the 2015 World Championships, as she has been voted most popular foreign badminton player by Indonesian fans in the 2015 Badminton Fans Award presented by the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI). Voting period for the 2015 Badminton Fans Award began July 9th and ended in August 2nd.Ratchanok Intanon's coach, Carolina Marin, Jonatan Christie, Mohammad Ahsan, Kevin Sanjaya (from left).

    Ratchanok Intanon's coach, Carolina Marin, Jonatan Christie, Mohammad Ahsan, Kevin Sanjaya (from left).

  • Indonesia's mixed doubles could spring surprise in the 2015 World Championships

    Jakarta: Mixed doubles coach of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), Richard Mainaky hoped young mixed doubles pairs from Indonesia could put up breakout performances at this year's world championships, which will be held in Jakarta from August 10 to August 16.Good luck to Tontowi Ahmad (left) and Lilyana Natsir at the World Championships.

    Good luck to Tontowi Ahmad (left) and Lilyana Natsir at the World Championships.

  • PBSI athletes undergo psychological tests

    Jakarta: Badminton players of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) were made to undergo a psychological testing on July 4th for the purpose of evaluating their full athletic potential, and assess their abilities across variety of contexts.Greysia Polii takes the psychological tests. (photo: PBSI)

    Greysia Polii takes the psychological tests. (photo: PBSI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto & Dionysius Rumbaka are on their own

    Jakarta: Head of development and performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) - Rexy Mainaky told Indonesian media on Friday that PBSI has no responsibility to take care of Indonesian players who are eligible to compete in Olympics but have quit the national team.Tommy Sugiarto could be better off without PBSI.

    Tommy Sugiarto could be better off without PBSI.

  • Life after PBSI for Sony Dwi Kuncoro

    Jakarta: Once a promising badminton player, Sony Dwi Kuncoro now finds life on court difficult to handle, after his performance cost him a place at the Indonesia national squad.

    The 30-year-old was kicked out of the Indonesia national team last year following a string of below-par tournament performances, partly due to nagging injuries.Sony Dwi Kuncoro used to be one of the most formidable men's singles players in Indonesia.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro used to be one of the most formidable men's singles players in Indonesia.

  • Anthony Sinisuka Ginting wants to break into top 50

    By Irawaty Wardany

    Jakarta: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting may not have a title to his name yet, but his debut at the Indonesia Open, in which he exceeded all expectations with a run to the quarterfinals, has drawn praise from fans and opponents alike.

    The Cimahi-born shuttler of Batak descent was introduced to badminton by his father when he was in kindergarten.Anthony Sinisuka Ginting has a bright future ahead of him.

    Anthony Sinisuka Ginting has a bright future ahead of him.

  • Indonesian Badminton in period of transition

    Jakarta: Indonesia's 1-3 meltdown in the semifinal tie at Badminton World Federation's (BWF) 2015 Sudirman Cup against China might not be a complete disappointment to the Indonesian team afterall.Jonatan Christie (left) and Firman Abdul Kholik are two young players with huge potential.

    Jonatan Christie (left) and Firman Abdul Kholik are two young players with huge potential.

  • Indonesia badminton team hopeful of Sudirman Cup surprise

    By Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta: Indonesian badminton officials are targeting a strong finish for the country’s shuttlers at next week’s Sudirman Cup, world badminton’s mixed-team championships that Indonesia has only ever won once before — back at the inaugural event in 1989.Indonesia could be a dangerous Sudirman team at Dongguan.

    Indonesia could be a dangerous Sudirman team at Dongguan.

  • World championships wildcard for Lee Chong Wei creates win-win situation

    Kuala Lumpur: When Lin Dan was awarded the World Championships wild card by Badminton World Federation (BWF) in 2013 (despite missing from international tournaments for almost a year after he won the London Olympics men's title), that decision has created mixed reactions in the badminton community. However, the badminton community eventually benefited from that move by BWF as the fans was able to watch another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the men's singles final.PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

    PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

  • PBSI turn to young players post Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso era

    Irawaty Wardany

    Jakarta: The resignation of Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso — the two remaining senior players on the national team — because of personal reasons has left the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) relying on young shuttlers for its next challenges.Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

    Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

  • Simon Santoso quits PBSI

    Jakarta: Simon Santoso made a surprise decision on Thursday by resigning from the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).Simon Santoso stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to win the 2014 Singapore Open

    Simon Santoso stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to win the 2014 Singapore Open

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