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Discussion in 'World Junior Championships 2004' started by Chesire Cat, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Chesire Cat

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    Pressure on young shuttlers in hunt for places in national training center
    Wednesday, October 20, 2004
    Eva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

    Six of 12 shuttlers now taking part in the World Junior Championships in Vancouver, Canada, will have to put in a good performance in domestic tournaments if they are to go after places in the national training center, according to the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).

    The Vancouver event will start on Thursday and run until Oct. 30. The Indonesian team comprises six boys, Markus Wijanu, Ari Yuli Wahyu, Mohamad Rizal, Ahmad Rivai, I Made Agung, Tommy Sugiarto and six girls, Greysia Polii, Heny Budiman and Francisca Ratnasari, Nithya Krishinda, Wiwis Meliana and Yuan Kartika.

    They have been picked for the team based on their performance in four junior tournaments early this year -- the Bandung SGS Open, Jakarta Open, Milo Junior Open and Asian Student Championship

    While six of the traveling squad have already secured their places at the center in Cipayung, the other six -- Rivai, Agung, Tommy, Ninthya, Wiwis and Yuan -- still have to fight for their berths.

    The PBSI's secretary-general Mangombar Ferdinand Siregar said that the six players would have to play in another two domestic tournaments before their inclusion was certain.

    The two tournaments are the Aqua Master Trophy in Kudus this December and the National Championships held in Jakarta in January next year.

    "We must stick to the rules saying that the promotion of young shuttlers must be based on their results in local tournaments in one year," Siregar said on Tuesday.

    Siregar denounced speculation that the player's inclusion would be automatic if they did well in the championships.

    Siregar's statement followed the exclusion of Tommy, son of the 1983 world champion, Icuk Sugiarto, from the training center after a protest from the provincial chapters.

    Siregar also revealed the PBSI's plan to send four shuttlers to the Indian Asian Satellite 2004 held in Hyderabad, India from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29.

    The four shuttlers are men's doubles Yonathan Dasuki and Rendra Wijaya, and women's doubles Rintan Susantot and Rani Mundiasti.

    The East Java chapter will also send six men's singles players to the satellite tournament -- Jeffer Rosobin, Adnan Fauzi, Stenny Kusuma, Hendri Winarto, Viki Indra Okvana and Rizki Kurniawan.
     
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    Eva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

    Indonesian young shuttlers had to settle for third place three consecutive times after defeating Chinese Taipei 3-1 in the team competition playoff at the World Junior Badminton Championships in Richmond, Canada, on Sunday (Monday morning Jakarta time).



    Meanwhile, defending champion China, which beat Indonesia in the semifinals, landed the trophy with a 3-0 win over South Korea in the finals.

    The annual event uses play format identical to its senior version of Sudirman Cup with a matchup comprising boys' singles and doubles, girls' singles and doubles, and mixed doubles.

    During the playoff, mixed doubles Mohamad Rizal and Greysia Polii opened Indonesia's victory by defeating Chinese Taipei's pair Lee Sheng-Mu and Cheng Shao-Chieh 15-13, 11-15, 15-13, according to www.badmintonbc.com.

    Tommy Sugiarto doubled the lead with a 8-15, 15-13, 15-12 win over Chu Han-Cou in the boy's singles match.

    In the girl's singles match, Francisca Ratnasari failed to seal Indonesia's victory early as she lost 11-3, 11-9 to Cheng Shao-Chieh.

    Greysia Polii and Heny Budiman finally wrapped up the victory after winning 15-8, 15-8 over Hsieh Pei Chen and Tsai Pei Ling in the girls' doubles match.

    Meanwhile, Chen Jin decided China's 3-0 victory over South Korea with an easy 15-3, 15-9 win in the boys' singles match over Lee Cheol-ho.

    Previously, mixed doubles Shen Ye and Feng Chen won 15-6, 15-7 over Lee Yong-dae/Park Song-hee before girls' singles Jiang Yanjiao made it a 2-0 lead by overcoming Jang Soo-young 13-10, 11-3.

    For Indonesia, it appeared its third, third-place finish in a row after tournaments in Guangzhou, China, and Petroria, South Africa.

    Indonesian team comprises six boys: Markus Wijanu, Ari Yuli Wahyu, Mohamad Rizal, Ahmad Rivai, I Made Agung and Tommy Sugiarto; and six girls: Greysia Polii, Heny Budiman, Francisca Ratnasari, Nitya Krishinda, Wiwis Meliana and Yuan Kartika.

    They scored a convincing 5-0 win over Canada and Russia in group matches. They continued their winning streak with a 3-1 over Denmark in the sub-group match before succumbing to a 3-0 loss to China.

    The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) chief in charge of development affairs Icuk Sugiarto praised the squad's performance, saying the result had come to their expectation.

    "It's a good achievement for our shuttlers given that they don't have much international experience compared to their Chinese opponents," Icuk told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

    The competition features young players from China, Chines Taipei, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, USA and Canada. Play in individual category follows until Oct. 30.
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