Thread: Rudy Hartono
08-15-2012, 08:18 PM #52Rudy Hartono
By Jason Tedjasukmana Monday, Nov. 13, 2006
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...#ixzz23fC0hi6V
...Granted, badminton does not have the massive followings of soccer or cricket. But to its devoted fans there is no sound sweeter than the swish of a goosefeather shuttlecock. Just ask the Indonesians, who arguably are the most fanatical followers of all.
...He trained on concrete at a nearby railway station during the day, and under kerosene lamps at night, under the watchful eye of his father a player of average ability who channeled frustrated ambitions through his son. "Back then, athletes became successful because of their parents," explains Hartono...
..."I remember listening to the match on the radio when I was growing up in Central Java," recalls Clara Joewono, a director at Jakarta's Centre for Strategic and International Studies. "After he won, all the kids in Pekalongan exploded on to the streets with their rackets."
08-19-2012, 07:06 AM #53
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