Head of Guidance and Achievement (Head of Binpres) Central Indonesian Badminton Association (PP PBSI), Susi Susanti, revealed that the Indonesian contingent intentionally dropped many junior teams at the 2019 SEA Games. With the hope that collaboration between junior players and seniors will be more mature for the upcoming competitions.
“For the team, we collaborate between junior and senior badminton players. That could be a valuable experience for the junior team. Later they have the experience to prepare themselves for future achievements,” Susy Susanti said as quoted by Liputan6.com.
In this 30th SEA Games, Indonesia lose 20 badminton players who will go down in five numbers.
From a series of names, only four people are famous for the Asian Games dropout. Namely Jonatan Christie, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto. While the rest is dominated by junior athletes.
For your information, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting entered at the last second to replace Daniel Marthin in the men’s doubles number.
In addition to providing flying hours for junior athletes, a number of senior athletes were being prepared to take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Qualifications. As a result several topnotes were finally excluded from the SEA Games this time.
“Because of seeing the greater importance of the Olympics there is also. At present the Indonesian team is also conducting an Olympic qualification, so there are some athletes that we did not submit to the SEA Games,” Susy added.
The following is a complete list of 20 badminton players who will appear in 5 contested numbers.
Men’s Singles: Jonatan Christie, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, Firman Abdul Kholik.
Women’s Singles: Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, Fitriani, Ruselli Hartawan.
Men’s Doubles: Fajar Alfian, Muhammad Rian Ardianto, Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira, Ade Yusuf.
Women’s Doubles: Greysia Polii, Apriyani Rahayu, Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti, Ribka Sugiarto, Ni Ketut Mahadewi.
Mixed Doubles: Praveen Jordan, Melati Daeva Oktavianti, Rinov Rivaldy, Pitha Haningtyas Mentari.