• Indonesia aims two golds at Asian Games

    Incheon: Indonesia is targeting two gold medals from its men's and mixed doubles pair at the 17th Asian Games starting Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.Two Indonesia singles players wrap up their training at Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon

    Two Indonesia singles players wrap up their training at Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon

  • Simon Santoso and Ahsan-Setiawan to miss World Champs

    Jakarta: After Indonesia's defending mixed doubles pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, withdrew from the 2014 World Championships few weeks ago due to Ahmad's ankle injury, Indonesia have suffered yet another major blow to its World Championships roster when they announced on Tuesday that Simon Santoso and defending men's doubles world champion Hendra Setiawan/ Mohammad Ahsan have also pulled out from the world meet that will take place in Copenhagen, from August 25 to August 31.Simon Santoso, Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Liliyana Natsir dan Tontowi Ahmad have pulled out from World Championships (from left)

    Simon Santoso, Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Liliyana Natsir dan Tontowi Ahmad have pulled out from World Championships (from left)

  • Tontowi Ahmad ties the knot

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s top mixed-doubles badminton player, Tontowi Ahmad, married his girlfriend, Michelle Harminc, in Pondok Kelapa, East Jakarta on Saturday. The couple, who has been dating for two and a half year, has previously held an engagement party on May 25, 2014.Congratulations Tontowi Ahmad and his wife Michelle Harminc

    Congratulations Tontowi Ahmad and his wife Michelle Harminc

    The 27-year-old shuttler, who won the 2013 World Championships mixed-doubles title with Liliyana Natsir, recently withdrew from the 2014 World Championships due to a leg injury sustained during the 2014 Australian Open in June.

  • Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir pulls out of World Champs

    Jakarta: Indonesia's top mixed doubles pair, Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir has decided to withdraw from the 2014 World Championships that will take place from August 25 to 31 in Copenhagen, Denmark.Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir are not going to defend World Championships title

    Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir are not going to defend World Championships title

  • Nielsen-Pedersen hoping for better luck this time (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: World No. 4 mixed doubles pair Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen of Denmark are the in-form pair right now.

    They won the Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur last year before returning to Malaysia in January, where they made the final of the Malaysian Open – losing to China’s Xu Chen-Ma Jin.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in a file photo. They beat India’s Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa 21-13, 21-16 in the first round of the All-England.

    Nevertheless, Nielsen-Pedersen have consistently beaten the top Chinese pairs and Indonesia’s reigning world champions Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir.

    But the All-England is one tournament where the Danes have generally never done well – losing in the first round last year and only making the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2012.

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