Extend the Record, Men’s Team Wins Badminton Gold Medal

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The Indonesian men’s Badminton Team won the gold medal at the 2019 SEA Games. In the final held on Wednesday (4/12) at Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, the Indonesian team defeated Malaysia with a score of 3-1.

Indonesia’s victory over Malaysia was determined by the double victory of Wahyu Nayaka’s son Arya Pangkaryanira / Ade Yusuf Santoso who successfully defeated the Malaysian couple, Ong Yew Sin / Teo Ee Yi with a score of 21-16, 21-19.

In the first party, men’s singles Jonatan Christie managed to menyudai Lee Zii Jia’s resistance with a score of 21-9, 21-17. Malaysia had equalized through the pair Aaaron Chia / Sooh Wooi Yik who defeated the pair of Dawn Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto with a score of 17-21, 13-21. Indonesian hopes emerged after the men’s singles Anthony Sinisuka Ginting managed to contribute points after defeating Soong Joo Ven with a pretty tight score, 13-21, 21-15, 21-18.

Indonesia’s superiority over Malaysia is determined by the victory of Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira and Ade Yusuf Santoso over their opponents 21-16, 21-19. Indonesia was declared the winner because it was 3-1 ahead. The rest of the match which brought together Shesar Hiren Rhustavito’s men’s singles with Lim Chong King was canceled.
This Indonesian men’s team victory extends their record which has always won gold in the last 6 consecutive SEA Games since 2007. For the record, this sport is not competed in 2013. This record equals the gold team men’s record acquisition which was also a champion 6 times in a row since 1977-1987.

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