Jakarta: A total of 488 shuttlers from 64 countries and regions will participate in the badminton world junior championship that will be held in Indonesia, at Among Projo sport stadium in Yogyakarta province from Oct. 9 to Oct. 22.
The 2017 World Junior team draw has been released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday, defending champions China were drawn with Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Aljazair, Hong Kong of China in Group G1 while Malaysia were drawn into Group C1 together with New Zealand, Armenia.
As the host country for this year’s World Junior championships, Indonesia is eyeing two golds at the tournament.
“Indonesia is targeting for the boys’ singles and girls’ singles gold, and we are hoping we can at least make the semifinal in the team competition,” said Head of sport development of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), Susi Susanti.
According to PBSI, Indonesia will send three boys’ doubles and three girls’ doubles to the championships, and will send four shuttlers for boys’ and girls’ singles as well as four pairs to the mixed doubles event.
Below is the draw for the 2017 world junior championships team competition:
Group A1: South Korea, Sri Langka, Canada
Group A2: Russia, Germany, Nepal
Group B1: France, Bulgaria, Scotland
Group B2: Singapore, South Africa, Ghana
Group C1: Malaysia, New Zealand, Armenia
Group C2: Poland, Egypt, Norway
Group D1: India, Sweden, Australia, Hungary, the United Stated
Group E1: Japan, the United Kingdom, Macao of China, Latvia, Georgia
Group F1: Thailand, Netherlands, and the Philippines
Group F2: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium
Group G1: China, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Aljazair, Hong Kong of China
Group H1: Indonesia, Mongolia, Brazil.
Group H2: Finland, Spain, El Salvador