• No specific targets set for Indonesian shuttlers at 2017 Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: The Badminton Association of Indonesia or PBSI has not given the Indonesian team any specific targets as they compete at the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships that starts in Wuhan, China, from April 25th to April 30th.Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon pull out of the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

    Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon pull out of the 2017 Badminton Asia Championships.

  • PBSI ready to take big steps under Susi Susanti and expects to do well in 2017 SEA Games

    Jakarta: After the coaching change by replacing former head of development and high performance of Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) Rexy Mainaky with former Olympic champion Susi Susanti, the highest badminton government body in Indonesia is aiming to dominate the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia from August 19 to August 31.Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma are Olympic married couples who have won gold medals in the 1992 Olympics. (photo: Antara)

    Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma are Olympic married couples who have won gold medals in the 1992 Olympics. (photo: Antara)

  • Badminton Association of Thailand hopes Rexy Mainaky can bring change

    Bangkok: Former new high performance director of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) Rexy Mainaky had arrived in Thailand last Friday and ready to start his new adventure as national team head coach of the Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT).President of BAT Patama Leeswadtrakul greets Rexy Mainaky upon his arrival in Thailand.

    President of BAT Patama Leeswadtrakul greets Rexy Mainaky upon his arrival in Thailand.

  • Rexy Mainaky lands a new job with the Badminton Association of Thailand

    Jakarta: Rexy Mainaky who lost his position to Susi Susanti as the head of development and high performance of Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) last month, has found a new job.Wish Rexy Mainaky the best of luck as the head coach in Thailand.

    Wish Rexy Mainaky the best of luck as the head coach in Thailand.

  • Susi Susanti replaces Rexy Mainaky in PBSI

    Jakarta: The 1992 Barcelona Olympic women's singles gold medal winner Susi Susanti has been appointed to replace Rexy Mainaky as the Indonesian Badminton Association’s (PBSI) new high performance director for the period of 2016 until 2020.

    Wiranto who was elected as the new president of PBSI at the end of October, has decided to revamp PBSI to restore Indonesian to their glory days in badminton by re-organizing PBSI.Susi Susanti and Alan Budi Kusuma are the most decorated badminton couple in the history of the sport.

    Susi Susanti and Alan Budi Kusuma are the most decorated badminton couple in the history of the sport.

  • Liliyana Natsir & Debby Susanto are retiring from the Indonesian team

    Jakarta: Indonesian duo Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad who have brought Indonesia the mixed doubles gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are about to split-up.Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad receive a heroes' welcome as they arrive home after their victory in Rio Olympics.

    Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad receive a heroes' welcome as they arrive home after their victory in Rio Olympics.

  • Olympic venue not the biggest concern for Indonesian badminton team

    Jakarta: When the Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan went to Brazil to compete at the Brasil Open Grand Prix last November - hoping to know more about the venue and climate about Rio Olympics, he was disappointed by the Riocentro - Pavilion 4 stadium, where the Olympic badminton event will be held next month.The Indonesian badminton Olympic squad pose for pictures. (photo: PBSI)

    The Indonesian badminton Olympic squad pose for pictures. (photo: PBSI)

  • Indonesia targets 2 golds at Rio Olympics

    Jakarta: Despite all the obstacles ahead of them, Achmad Budiharto, Deputy Secretary General of The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) believed Indonesian shuttlers could overcome challenges in Rio to bring home two gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - one from Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan in men's doubles, and another one is from Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir in mixed doubles.Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan are one of Indonesia's hope of winning an Olympic gold medal in Rio. (photo: AFP)

    Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan are one of Indonesia's hope of winning an Olympic gold medal in Rio. (photo: AFP)

  • 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)

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