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Thread: Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi
06-05-2007, 04:42 AM #154
Joko won't make it! CRY! (Thanks CLELY for the article)
Sudirman badminton squad loses player to dengue fever
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
June 05 2007
Men's doubles shuttler Joko Riyadi will miss next week's Sudirman Cup badminton mixed team championship in Glasgow, Scotland, because he is sick with dengue fever.
"The doctor said Joko will not be able to make it, so the team will only feature 19 shuttlers," the Badminton Association of Indonesia's official in charge of training, Lius Pongoh, said as quoted by Antara on Monday.
Joko's absence means there will be five men's doubles players on squad. They are Markis Kido, Hendra Setiawan, Alvent Yulianto, Candra Wijaya and Hendra AG, who usually partners Joko.
"Hendra AG will still join the team as a backup, in case something happens to one of the other four," Lius said.
Indonesia's squad flew to Glasgow on Monday night. Indonesia is in the same group with Denmark, South Korea and Hong Kong.
Officials say the team's best chances to score points will come in the men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles.
Women's singles coach Hendrawan is hopeful Maria Kristin and Adriyanti Firdasari will be able to help the squad in the round-robin stage.
"Hong Kong players will be the toughest challenge for our women's singles. I think the two shuttlers still have a chance to beat the Korean or Danish players."
Defending champion China is upbeat on its chance to retain the trophy.
"We will have no problem getting past the group stage," said China's head coach Li Yongbo, as quoted by Xinhua. "Our target is to play our best at the Sudirman Cup and retain the title."
The badminton powerhouse will meet fourth seeds Malaysia, England and Thailand in the group stage.
06-07-2007, 08:24 PM #155
Joko Riyadi/Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Dutch Open 2006
06-10-2007, 10:22 AM #156
I don't know where my friend got it from.. but here goes.. Hendra and Joko about Sudirman Cup 2007:
HENDRA APRIDA GUNAWAN
Birth place: Majalengka
Birthday: April 6 1982
Height/Weight: 178 cm/73 kg
Club: SGS Bandung
Parents: Dedi Rustandi/Siti Aminah
Hobbies: Football, listening to music
Comments: I'm proud of entering the SC team for the first time. My partner Joko Riyadi is sick though, so there's not a big possibility for me to play.
Birth Place: Sukoharjo
Birthday: June 30 1985
Height/Weight: 178 cm/72 kg
Club: Jaya Raya Jakarta
Parents: Joko Suseno/Ari Wahyuni
Comments: Because of being sick, I didn't go. Unfortunately. I only pray and hope that our team could be successful, although I didn't play.
06-10-2007, 10:24 AM #157
And a pic of Joko at the hospital..
06-10-2007, 10:28 AM #158
wah joko looks like he's fainting.. Faint.. Poor joko
06-10-2007, 10:30 AM #159
Yeah, he doesn't look good. I think I've seen a documentary about dengue fever saying, that if he gets stuck next time, then it will be much worse. =/
06-10-2007, 10:31 AM #160
he looked sad n sick there.. wish him get well soon hehehe
so *someone can be happy hehehe
06-10-2007, 10:31 AM #161
he looks fine. but poor thing of joko.. so now indo is lack of a good MD. lol... hey but i guess it's nothing much to worry about. i had dengue and i survived. im sure joko will be fine. sure will.
06-10-2007, 10:39 AM #162
Oh dear..he does look sick. Still smiling though..so it's a good sign
Recover soon, Joko!
06-11-2007, 12:08 AM #163
06-12-2007, 04:57 AM #164
Some photos which I took during the SO 2007
06-12-2007, 05:01 AM #165
Wahhhhh, thanks again Sealman.. Joko and Hendra AG both look funny.
06-12-2007, 11:10 AM #166
Good news, Joko will resume training from tomorrow!!! Ayo Jok!!!
06-12-2007, 12:56 PM #167
Cheers for Joko!! Glad his fine now.
07-01-2007, 06:33 PM #168
My friend told me the story about Joko who got lost during All England!
He went to Chelsea to watch The Blues vs Tottenham with Vita, Rani and Lilyana. Then, he went to London with the girls, but the girls left him there. After the match was over, when all the Indonesian players were supposed to gather in Uni of Birmingham, Joko didn't appear. No one knew where he was.. But he showed up an hour later and said: "I got lost in London"..
07-02-2007, 04:12 AM #169
LMAO!!! I got lost in London... He doesn't seem scared or smthg... Didn't even panic, huh?? I realize that Hendra always have the same expression in all the pics Sealman got...
07-09-2007, 06:58 AM #170
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