Turns out to be an easy win for Edi Subaktiar/Arya Maulana Aldiartama  over the TPE pair in just 26 mins. They will likely face the MAS pair Dede Ryan Phillip/Marcel Simon for a place in the last 8.
As for Melati Daeva Oktaviani/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari [5/8], they will face Saki Hayata/Akane Watanabe also for a place in the last 8.
anyway, congratulation to Alfian Eko Prasetya/Shella Devi Aulia... harder match later today against possibly Kasper Antonsen/Line Kjaersfeldt
Alfian/Shella's route to a Gold Medal reads like this:
R16 vs Kasper Antonsen/Line Kjaersfeld [5/8] - best European U-19 XD pair
QF vs Choi Sol Kyu/Chae Yoo Jung  - arguably the best U-19 XD pair, reigning AJC champion and ranked no 1
SF vs (possibly) Wang Yilu/Huang Yaqiong [3/4] - any CHN pair is always tough to beat
F vs (possibly) Edi Subaktiar/Melati Daeva Oktaviani  or Liu Yuchen/Chen Qingchen [3/4] or Jung Jae Wook/Shin Seung Chan [5/8]
As for Edi/Melati, assuming they can beat the Singaporean pair:
R16 vs Tang Chun Man/Ng Wing Yung or Jaromir Janacek/Lucia Serna [9/16]
QF vs (possibly) Jung Jae Wook/Shin Seung Chan [5/8]
SF vs (possibly) Liu Yuchen/Chen Qingchen [3/4]
F vs against any of the top-half pair mentioned in the earlier paragaph.
Call me a pessimist but I personally don't think INA can retain the Gold in XD. If Alfian/Shella or Edi/Melati can prove me wrong, then they really deserve the Gold Medal as the pairs they beat are all the best junior XD pairs in the world.
Kevin/Maretha are on fire! At this rate, INA will probably still have 4 XD pairs in R16.
For Putra/Ni Ketut:
R16 vs Kim Jae Hwan/Lee So Hee or Tan Wee Gleen/Chow Mei Kuan [5/8]
QF vs (possibly) Liu Yuchen/Chen Qingchen [3/4]
- I am quite certain they will be stopped either in the next round or at best QF.
R16 vs Wang Yilu/Huang Yaqiong [3/4]
- likely to lose in R16 also....unless there's a huge upset!