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Anthony Ginting ended the bad curse of Indonesia’s men’s singles in Olympic badminton after qualifying for the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Meanwhile, Taiwanese men’s doubles Lee Yang/Wang Chi Lin won the men’s doubles gold medal in badminton at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Chinese pair Li Hun Hui/Liu Yu Chen 21-8, 21-12.
Ginting qualified for the semifinals of the men’s singles badminton at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Anders Antonsen in the rubber games 21-18, 15-21, and 21-18 at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza, Tokyo, Saturday (31/7).
Ginting’s success in stepping into the semifinals ended Indonesia’s bad record in the men’s singles number at the Olympics. The 24-year-old badminton player became the first Indonesian men’s singles player to reach the Olympic semifinals in the last 17 years since Taufik Hidayat and Sony Dwi Kuncoro at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
At that time, Taufik Hidayat successfully stepped into the final and won the Athens Olympic gold medal after defeating Shon Seung Mo from South Korea. While Sony won the bronze medal after defeating the representative of Thailand, Boonsak Ponsana.
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Lee Yang/Wang Chi Lin won Tokyo Olympic gold after defeating China’s doubles.
Lee Yang/Wang Chin Lin is the world’s third -ranked couple who have performed brilliantly since the group phase of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
This Taiwanese pair successfully defeated the world’s best men’s doubles Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya in the group stage with a score of 21-18, 15-21, and 21-17.
Then, in the quarter-finals, Lee Yang/Wang Chin Lin defeated the host pair Hiroyuki Endo with a score of 21-16 and 21-19.
Furthermore, the pair ranked third in the world also succeeded in getting rid of Indonesian men’s doubles Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan with a score of 21-11, 21-10.
After making sure to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics final, Indonesian badminton athlete Apriyani Rahayu admitted that she had tried hard to prevent her partner Greysia Polii who was planning to retire in 2016.
Throughout her career, Greysia had twice thought about retiring. First, after the scandal at the 2012 London Olympics when paired with Meiliana Jauhari.
Second, after failing to bring home a medal from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At that time, his partner, Nitya Krishinda Maheswari suffered a serious shoulder injury and had to go up to the operating table.
“I told you not to stop, play with me. From there I was convinced through his motivation, hard work every day, his fortitude, and his desire to become a champion,” said Apriyani as reported by the BWF official website.