The Indonesian Uber Cup Team is proud after being underestimated

KOMPAS.com – The badminton legend nicknamed “Smash 100 Watt”, Hariyanto Arbi, expressed his pride in the Indonesian team in the 2024 Thomas and Uber Cup.

The Indonesian men’s and women’s teams made it to the final of the 2024 Thomas and Uber Cup at the Hi Tech Zone Sports Center, Chengdu, China, Sunday (5/5/2024).

The 2024 Thomas and Uber Cup final will bring together the same two countries, namely Indonesia and China.

China succeeded in winning the title, while the Indonesian men’s and women’s teams won runner-up and won a silver medal.

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Even though they have not succeeded in bringing home the Thomas and Uber Cup trophies, the achievements of the Indonesian team have made many people proud, including Hariyanto Arbi.

In fact, Hariyanto Arbi highlighted the improvement in women’s singles, which was previously often underestimated, but has now succeeded in providing points.

“For the Uber and Thomas Cup (Indonesia) teams, I am also proud. The achievements in the finals of both were extraordinary and proud,” said Hariyanto Arbi to Kompas.com, Monday (6/5/2024).

“Moreover, after 16 years the Uber (Indonesian) team was finally able to reach the final. Several players who were previously overlooked, like in the women’s singles, all three of them were able to contribute points,” he said.

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“So Indonesia’s achievements in the Uber and Thomas Cup are extraordinary. I’m proud too,” said the owner of four Thomas Cup titles.

The Indonesian women’s team, which was originally targeted to qualify for the semifinals, lost 0-3 to China in the top match.

Indonesia failed to score after Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti/Ribka Sugiarto and Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo lost.

Gregoria lost to Chen Yu Fei, Fadia/Rebekah lost to Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan, and Ester had to acknowledge He Bing Jiao’s superiority.

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Meanwhile, the Indonesian men’s team also became runner-up after losing 1-3. China took three points via wins by Shi Yu Qi, Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang, and He Ji Ting/Ren Xiang Yu.

Shi Yu Qi won over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Liang/Wang beat Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto, and He/Ren won the duel against Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana.

The only point for the Indonesian men’s team at that time was created thanks to Jonatan Christie’s victory over Li Shi Feng.

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2024-05-06 23:00:00
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