Indonesian men’s singles badminton player Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the Thomas Cup.
INDOSPORT.COM – Two Indonesian men’s singles, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Jonatan Christie, have been in the spotlight in Malaysia after deciding to withdraw in the middle of the Denmark Open 2021 due to injury.
Media from Malaysia, The Star, on Sunday (24/10/21) discussed one thorny problem that occurred during the 2021 Denmark Open. Namely, the withdrawal of a number of badminton players on the board due to injury.
Two of them are Indonesian badminton players, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Jonatan Christie, who previously managed to bring home the 2020 Thomas Cup for the first time in 19 years.
Jojo (Jonatan’s nickname) had complained of pain in his waist when appearing in the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open against the world’s number 1 badminton player, Kento Momota.
Player no. The 7 worlds lost in the opening game 13-21 and trailed 0-15 in the second game before he asked the medical team to check his condition and finally declared his retirement.
Previously, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting was the first to withdraw in the opening round of the Denmark Open after trailing 1-4 against Thomas Rouxel of France.
The 24-year-old athlete’s waist had an overuse injury. This injury is caused by overuse of one part of the body over a long period of time.
The Star notes that Jonatan and Ginting’s injuries are not surprising given that both players have been working hard since the Tokyo Olympics in July.
In less than two months, Jojo and Ginting flew to Europe to play the 2021 Sudirman Cup in Finland, the 2020 Thomas Cup in Aarus Denmark, and the Denmark Open in Odense.
The injuries and tired -looking appearance shown by Jojo and Ginting were also commented on by Malaysian badminton legend, Datuk Rashid Sidek.
“There are so many tournaments in the second half of the year and this is inevitable,” said Rashid.