Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian badminton athletes Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti have advanced to the mixed double's quarter-finals as the winners in Group C of the 2021 Sudirman Cup, which is being competed in Vantaa City, Finland.

Their victory over the Danish Mathias Thyrri and Amalie Magelund in two straight games with a score of 21-8, 21-17 took match’s final score to 3-2 in Indonesia’s favor.

It was not difficult for Jordan and Oktavianti to win the first game. They played confidently throughout the game and launched many attacks, which their opponents found difficult to block.

At the beginning of the game, the score was 6-5. However, the Indonesian pair continued to widen the gap to 15-6 and 19-7.

With the last two smashes, they won the first game with a score of 21-8.

In the second game, the Danish mixed doubles put up fierce resistance, prompting Jordan-Oktavianti to put up a strong fight, with the score tied at 5-5 at the start of the game.

Later, the Indonesian pair took the lead, while Thyrri-Magelund continued to follow closely. They tied again at 12-12.

However, Jordan-Oktavianti increased their game’s tempo. Slowly but surely, they continued to advance and finished the second game with a score of 21-17.

Besides the mixed doubles, two other Indonesian representatives also contributed to the contingent success.

In the men's doubles, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo defeated Mads Pieler Kolding-Frederik Sogaard with a score of 21-19, 21-15.

Whilst, in the women's doubles, Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu won a straight game over Maiken Fruergaard-Sara Thygesen with a score of 21-17, 21-9.

Meanwhile, the contingent’s women's singles Putri Kusuma Wardani and the men's singles Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

Meanwhile, in the women's singles, 19-year-old Putri Kusuma Wardani acknowledged the dominance of Mia Blichfeldt through the rubber game of 11-21, 21-16, 14-21.

Ginting was forced to take his first loss against the world's third-ranked player Anders Antonsen, with a score of 9-21, 15-21

Furthermore, Indonesia still has to wait for the draw to determine their opponents in the quarter-final, which will be held on Friday.

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Translator: Rr. Cornea Khairany, Uyu Liman
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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