Soon, Indonesia will hold the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Palembang and several places in West Java. All parties have made preparations, including athletes who continue to hone themselves in the name of the nation.
Of all the sports that will be followed by the host, badminton is a branch that is awaited by the community. In addition to being a sport that is close to the community like football, this branch often gives medals and pride to the community, while other sports continue to fall asleep.
At the Asian Games, the badminton branch is a branch that consistently contributes gold emission to the Indonesian contingent. Badminton was first competed at the Asian Games in 1962, when Indonesia hosted. Until 2014, when the Asian Games were held in Incheon, badminton had given 26 gold medals. This number is the highest compared to other sports.
In addition, badminton never missed giving gold at the last 6 Asian Games from 1994 to 2014. If calculated from 1962, only in 1986 and 1990, this hit-and-beat branch failed to give a gold medal to Indonesia. This should be our concern, will badminton maintain its consistency by giving gold at the Asian Games this time?