One of Indonesia’s men’s badminton legends, Ricky Subagja, was very confident that from the men’s doubles sector, he would be able to present a gold medal at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
It is the Indonesian men’s flagship doubles doubles, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, who have full support from Ricky to be able to make the nation proud in the four annual event.
During this time, men’s doubles number, it is often a mainstay of Indonesia to be able to win titles in various events. The Marcus / Kevin (Minions) couple themselves are now able to win nine titles, only in 2019.
While senior couple Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan (The Daddies) can get three championship titles throughout 2019, including the BWF World Tour Finals, All England and World Championships.
Although there are several other couples, but Ricky Subagja is still optimistic, that it was Marcus / Kevin who would eventually be able to win a gold medal at the Olympics. He even gave advice, so that the Minions could continue to concentrate and maintain health, until the Olympics were held in July-August.
“This year’s men’s doubles opportunity is huge. At the 2020 Olympics we have three good men’s doubles. Marcus / Kevin have a huge opportunity to win gold, “said Ricky Subagja, quoting from the PBSI official website on Thursday (2/27/2020).
“Just how Marcus / Kevin should think that 2020 must be gold. They must maintain focus and health so that the moment can later be obtained. Don’t let your guard down right now, “said the 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medalist.
From his experience, Ricky felt there was a special aura during the Olympics. Some things that are not predictable can happen, until finally it can break the athlete’s concentration. Therefore, he hopes that Marcus / Kevin can really focus on the Olympics, and not think about anything else.