Indonesian Shuttlers Take Home Danish Gold

Indonesian shuttlers bring home two Denmark Open golds

No one would have predicted Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti would pull off this amazing feat; even betting websites could not predict the odds of them winning back-to-back in the European series of the HSBC BWF World Tour.

Especially with the dominance displayed by the PRC pairs – World No. 1 Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, as well as World No. 2 Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping.

Yet they have done the seemingly implausible, emerging victorious in a thrilling match at 21-18, 18-21, 21-19.

Praveen and Melati mastered all the necessary techniques to win the match. Praveen’s fast smash and Melati’s abilities to keep up with him earned them the victory. I am happy for them, as they have finally won a Super 750 category tournament” – Yuni Kartika, Sports’ Presenter

Today we kept communicating and supporting each and that is the key for us. If we do that we tend to play really well,” – Melati Daeva Oktavianti

As we always tell players playing casual doubles, no one can win the game alone. Even if your partner is a lot stronger, or weaker than you, it is your partly your responsibility to work together to achieve a win.

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Losing 12 Times at the Same Spot

Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon Playing Badminton

The infamous Malaysian mixed doubles pair were defeated 18-21, 18-21 in 46 minutes by Chae Yung Ju and Seo Seung Jae of Korea.

It is unfortunate for these independent players as they have worked hard in the past year and displayed above average results. Personally, I don’t enjoy the play style of this Malaysia pair (it’s a little bit haphazard at times), but we still root for them sincerely.

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