The men’s double pair Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan is still reluctant to hang their racquets even though their age is already entering their 30’s. Currently, both are eyeing success at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Hendra / Ahsan is the Asian Games2014 gold medalist in Incheon, South Korea. But the two were just paired back earlier this year, after Hendra had decided to quit the national training camp 2016 (pelatnas).
“I still love badminton and I still want to enter the qualification of Tokyo Olympic 2020 together with Ahsan” said Hendra quoted from thestar.com.
Even they are no longer young, The Daddies are still able to win the Singapore Open 2018 a few months ago. But the competition for a place at the Tokyo Olympics is certainly not an easy matter.
Right now, Indonesia has an ambitious young couple in Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon. Also don’t forget, Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto who are also on the rise.
“Our opponents are young couples. But we will continue to provide resistance to them, “he concluded.