22 Indonesian players to paricipate in BWF World Championship

22 Indonesian players to paricipate in BWF World Championship

Rexy Mainaky. (badmintonindonesia.org)

So far, we are optimistic about winning the mixed doubles and men`s doubles titles."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Some 22 Indonesian players are set to compete in the Badminton World Federation World Championship (BWF World Championship) in 2015 scheduled to be held in Jakarta from August 10 to 16.

"So far, we are optimistic about winning the mixed doubles and mens doubles titles. However, we have to watch out for the pressure participants may be under as they are playing in the country," Manager of the Indonesian team Rexy Mainaky said in a press release received here.

Tommy Sugiarto and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka will represent Indonesia in the mens singles category.

In the womens singles group, Maria Febe Kusumastuti and Linda Wenifanetri will be participating.

Moreover, Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Aprida Gunawan/Andrei Adistia, and Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi will be competing in the mens doubles games.

Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari, Pia Zebadiah Bernadet/Rizki Amelia Pradipta, and Vita Marissa/Shendy Puspa Irawati will be participating in the womens doubles games.

Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir, Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto, and Riky Widianto/Puspita Richi Dili will represent Indonesia in the mixed doubles games.

Indonesia will be hosting the BWF World Championship for the third time in 2015, having hosted the tournament in 1980 and 1989.

After being organized for the first time in 1977, the BWF World Championship took place every three years. In the 1983 to 2005 period, the highest badminton championship was held every two years, and since then, the tournament has been held every year.

In 2013, Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan and Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir won the titles at the BWF World Championship in Guangzhou, China.

Tommy Sugiarto grabbed the bronze medal in mens singles when the championship was held the next year in Copenhagen, Denmark.
(Uu.A063/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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