IMPERIUMDAILY.COM – MALANG – Gold achievement was inscribed by Indonesian badminton men’s team in the 2019 SEA Games event took place in the Philippines. Jonatan Christie et al successfully won the 14th gold medal for Indonesia, after beating Malaysia 3-1 in the final round while defending the title reached in 2017.
In the final round against Malaysia, Indonesia’s first point was won by Jonatan Christie who defeated Lee Zii Jia. Jonatan won two straight games with a score of 21-9, 21-17. But in the second party, Indonesia must be held to a 1-1 draw, because Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto suffered defeat. Fajar/Rian lost to Aaron Chia Teng Fong/Soh Wooi Yik with 17-21, 13-21.
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting then appeared as the savior of the team in the third party. He won from Soong Joo Ven, and presented the second point for Indonesia.
Indonesia’s victory was later ensured through the pair Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf who played in the fourth party. Wahyu/Ade won 21-16, 21-19 from Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi.
Before leaving for Manila, the men’s team team had several changes. The names Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin, which were originally installed, were eventually replaced by Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.
Susy Susanti said, this was part of the team’s strategy to maintain the Indonesian men’s team gold medal.
“That’s right, because we want to ensure gold first to team up with the entry of Ginting. According to our calculations, we take two points first for singles. We are just looking for one more point, it can be from a double or the last defense in the last single,” Susy explained.
After the team match, the Indonesian team is now preparing to complete its mission in individual numbers. SEA Games 2019 individual number will take place starting tomorrow (5/12) at Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Philippines.
“The gold medal is according to our target to defend the title in the men’s team. The performance of the athletes is also quite good, only Fajar/Rian is not performing well, “said Susy Susanti, Head of the Development and Achievement Division of PP PBSI.
This achievement also ensures the resilience of the Indonesian men’s team team in Southeast Asia. The men’s team gold medal has always returned to Indonesia in the last 12 years. Since the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand, the men’s team has occupied the highest podium. Except in 2013, because at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, badminton team numbers were not contested. (top)