IMPERIUMDAILY.COM – MANILA – One more step, the Indonesian men’s badminton team won the SEA Games 2019 gold medal. Gold can be won by Jonatan Christie and friends if they are able to subvert Malaysia in the final at Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Philippines, Wednesday (4/12) at 4.9am 09.00 WIB.
This match of two bitter enemies can be enjoyed by lovers of Indonesian badminton from the screen. That’s because the match between Indonesia and Malaysia is planned to be broadcast live on TVRI.
As reported by the Tribun, facing the top party, the Indonesian men’s badminton team has prepared a list of players who will be deployed in the match against Malaysia. History records that Indonesia only once failed to become the overall champion of badminton at the SEA Games since it was first invited to compete in 1977.
The men’s team number is the gold medal for Indonesia in the biggest multi-event sporting event in the ASEAN region. Since the era of Liem Swie King et al in Kuala Lumpur 1977 until Jonatan Christie et al in 2017, only four men’s team gold medals have escaped from Indonesian hands.
In fact, since they were involved in the achievement of the badminton gold sweep at the 2007 SEA Games, the Indonesian men’s badminton team is unwavering at the top of the podium. Not surprisingly, PBSI (Indonesian Badminton Association) makes the men’s team as the number one to gain gold in the 2019 SEA Games.
Indonesia is just one step away from maintaining the gold medal score at the SEA Games. The men’s team will face Malaysia in the final round. The men’s singles player, Jonatan Christie, is still expected to steal Indonesia’s first point in the final against Malaysia.
Lee Zii Jia became Jonatan’s opponent. Through estimates, Jojo is more favored because in addition to being ranked higher, he always wins in four meetings with Lee.
Turning to the second party, there was a double pair of sons of Dawn Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto who were challenged by Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik. Judging from the world rankings, Dawn/Rian is better than Chia/Soh. Only, head-to-head notes are more in favor of the neighboring pair who always win in three meetings.
In the third party there was Anthony Sinisuka Ginting as the second son of the Red and White team. Anthony will face Soong Joo Ven’s resistance. The match will be Anthony’s second meeting with Soong since the Vietnam Open 2015 tournament. At that time Anthony won 16-21, 21-14, 21-13 over Soong.
“Malaysia and Thailand have almost the same power, evenly distributed. I have personally prepared myself. Want to focus on preparation, there is still time hopefully can be maximized, “said Anthony
The double pair Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira/Ade Yusuf Santoso became Indonesian ammunition for the fourth party against Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi. Wahyu/Ade and Ong/Teo draw in the meeting record. The last match between the two, namely at the Indonesia Open 2018, was won by Ong/Teo.
If the match continues until the fifth party, Indonesia will rely on Shesar Hiren Rhustavito to win crucial points. Shesar will face a young neighbor, Lim Chong King. Estimated, players from PB Djarum’s club are more favored than their potential opponents. (tri/wan)