• 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)

  • Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan win World Championships

    Jakarta: The crowd erupted in cheers inside the Istora Senayan Complex on Sunday, as Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the only world title for the host country by seizing the men's doubles world title from Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan of China.Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Reuters/Beawiharta)

    Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Reuters/Beawiharta)

  • Clash Of The Titans: Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long at World Championships final

    Jakarta: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei advanced into his fourth straight world championships men's singles final in Jakarta on Saturday, after edging a resilient No. 2 Jan O. Jorgensen of Denmark 21-7, 21-19 in 42 minutes.Keep it up for one more match, Chong Wei! (photo: Reuters)

    Keep it up for one more match, Chong Wei! (photo: Reuters)

  • Tommy Sugiarto turns focus to 2016 Olympics after World Championships exit

    Jakarta: No. 15th seed Tommy Sugiarto has already looking towards to the 2016 Olympics after he was knocked out of the world championships on Wednesday.Tommy Sugiarto has a lot of potential to reach higher level of achievement.

    Tommy Sugiarto has a lot of potential to reach higher level of achievement.

  • Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan eyeing gold at BWF World Championships

    Jakarta: Leading Indonesian men's doubles pair Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan reckons there is no better time to win the world title on home turf than this year's world championships, which will be held on Monday (10/8) to Sunday (16/8) at the Senayan Stadium in Jakarta. Indonesia is no stranger to hosting the world championships. Indonesia has hosted the 1980, and 1989 editions in Jakarta.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan is currently ranked No. 3 in the world.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan is currently ranked No. 3 in the world.

  • Rexy tells Indonesian shuttlers to embrace the pressure as host nation for World Championships

    Jakarta: Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) - Rexy Mainaky urged Indonesia's badminton players to make the most of the pressure and expectation that comes with hosting the game's biggest event - the 2015 World Championships this August in Jakarta.

    After leaving the 2014 World Championships empty handed, Indonesia hopes to achieve better results in Jakarta this year.The 2013 World Champions - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan & Tontowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir. (photo: PBSI)

    The 2013 World Champions - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan & Tontowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir. (photo: PBSI)

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s doubles players, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, failed to clinch a spot in the final round of the BCA Indonesia Super Series Premier Badminton Open on Saturday after they were defeated by Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China in the semifinal round 20-22, 21-18, 15-21.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan lost to Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng at Indonesia Open semis. (photo: Badminton Indonesia)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan lost to Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng at Indonesia Open semis. (photo: Badminton Indonesia)

  • Chen Long in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: As one of the qualifying tournaments for next year’s Rio Olympics, this week’s BCA Indonesia Open has been more competitive than its previous editions.Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

    Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

  • Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong storm back to survive Australian Open scares

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat have to fight hard to survive a stern test from world No. 15 Japanese men's doubles pair Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

  • Indonesia eyeing two titles at 2015 World Championships

    Jakarta: While Indonesia is experiencing a major bottleneck in nurturing young and talented badminton players, as the host nation of this year's Badminton World Championships, the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) is, yet again, to rely heavily on Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan and Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir to triumph in men's doubles and mixed doubles in the world meet.Mohammad Ahsan (left) and Hendra-Setiawan (right) don't look happy in the Sudirman Cup award ceremonies. (photo: PBSI)

    Mohammad Ahsan (left) and Hendra-Setiawan (right) don't look happy in the Sudirman Cup award ceremonies. (photo: PBSI)

  • China beat Indonesia 3-1, reach Sudirman Cup final

    Dongguan: Except for men's doubles, China faced little challenges to defeat Indonesia 3-1 in the Sudirman Cup semi-finals on Saturday.Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii greet Yu Yang/Tang Yuanting after their match.

    Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii greet Yu Yang/Tang Yuanting after their match.

  • Indonesia to face China in Sudirman Cup semifinals

    Dongguan: The Indonesian badminton team secured a semifinals slot in the 2015 Sudirman Cup after beating Taiwan 3-1 in the quarterfinals in Dongguan, China, on Friday.

    With the win, Indonesia will face host China, which defeated Germany 3-0 in Saturday's semifinals.Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii clinch the victory for Indonesia on Friday.

    Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii clinch the victory for Indonesia on Friday.

  • Lin Dan & Setiawan/Ahsan in Asia Championships final, Chen Long grants walkover

    Wuhan: No.2 seed Lin Dan was on course to defend the men's singles crown when he needed 49 minutes to defeat No.7 seed - last week's China Masters champion Wang Zhengming in straight sets 21-14, 21-17 in the semi-finals on Saturday to advance into the final of the Badminton Asia Championships.Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

    Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

  • It's official: Hendrawan becomes Lee Chong Wei's Coach

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world champion Hendrawan will take on a bigger role - to mentor Datuk Lee Chong Wei - once the shuttler is cleared of his doping charge.

    Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen today confirmed that changes have been made in the men's singles department.Hendrawan (right) and Lee Chong Wei are laughing during a training session (photo: Utusan/Irwan Majid)

    Hendrawan (right) and Lee Chong Wei are laughing during a training session (photo: Utusan/Irwan Majid)

  • Chen Long defeats Lin Dan to capture Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: Reigning World champion Chen Long of China overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes to secure the Malaysia Open Superseries men's singles title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old Lin Dan was defeated by Malaysia's badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei in the Malaysia Open in 2012, and failed to capture the title again in the absence of Lee.Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

    Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

  • Tommy Sugiarto leads Jaya Raya Jakarta to victory at Djarum Superliga

    Ami Afriatni

    Denpasar:Jaya Raya Jakarta men’s team started its campaign at the Djarum Superliga 2015 in the Lila Bhuana sports hall in Denpasar, Bali, with a 5-0 rout of Hi-Qua Wima Surabaya on Monday.

    With top national shuttlers in its ranks, including Tommy Sugiarto, Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido, Jaya Raya was simply too strong for the Surabaya side, who relied primarily on the skills of young, up-and-coming players.Jaya Raya Jakarta’s Tommy Sugiarto in action at the 2015 Djarum Superliga in Bali on Monday. (Photo courtesy of PBSI)

    Jaya Raya Jakarta’s Tommy Sugiarto in action at the 2015 Djarum Superliga in Bali on Monday. (Photo courtesy of PBSI)

  • 2014 is an injury-plagued year for Indonesia shuttlers

    By Irawaty Wardany

    The year 2014 turned against Indonesia’s badminton expectations as the country’s shuttlers missed out on their shots at prestigious titles, partly because of injuries sustained by top players.

    With major tournaments on the play roster, including the Thomas and Uber Cups, All England, Asian Games and World Championships, the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) was optimistic about emulating the 2013 achievement during which the country secured 11 trophies in the Super Series tournament and two world championship titles.Leg injury: Indonesian women’s doubles shuttler Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (center) is carried off court in a wheelchair by an official helped by her playing partner Greysia Polii (left) during the match against Japan’s Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda in the BWF Super Series Finals 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, earlier this month. They withdrew from the third game after Nitya sustained an injury to her left foot. Badmintonindonesia.org

    Leg injury: Indonesian women’s doubles shuttler Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (center) is carried off court in a wheelchair by an official helped by her playing partner Greysia Polii (left) during the match against Japan’s Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda in the BWF Super Series Finals 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, earlier this month. They withdrew from the third game after Nitya sustained an injury to her left foot. Badmintonindonesia.org

  • 18 badminton clubs participate in Indonesia National Championships

    Jakarta: A total of 18 badminton clubs throughout Indonesia will be competing in the 2014 Prim-A Indonesia National Championships organized by Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), from December 10 to 14.Mohammad Ahsan (right) and partner Hendra Setiawan celebrate after winning the 2013 men's doubles world championships

    Mohammad Ahsan (right) and partner Hendra Setiawan celebrate after winning the 2013 men's doubles world championships

  • An action-packed day in Kopiko Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: With 3 ties on the schedule yesterday, Ampang Jaya BC that spearheaded by Goh Giap Chin defeated Kajang BC 14-8. Kajang BC only managed to notch up two wins, one through first men's doubles that featured heavy weight Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia and former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) international Ong Soon Hock, and another win by Bong Guang Yik in the second men's singles match.Playing with Hendra Setiawan (red shirt, right) would be beneficial to the other Malaysian players

    Playing with Hendra Setiawan (red shirt, right) would be beneficial to the other Malaysian players

  • Asian Games: Ahsan-Setiawan, Wang Yihan win gold

    Incheon: Men's doubles pair Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan added to Indonesia's badminton gold medal haul on Sunday in the nation's best Asian Games for 16 years.Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles at the Incheon Asian Games

    Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan win men's doubles at the Incheon Asian Games

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