Jakarta: After winning the 2018 Asian Games badminton men’s singles champion, the jersey wore by World No. 15 Jonatan Christie in the Asian Games final was sold for USD $27,000 at a charity auction that was held in Jakarta on Wednesday.
In addition, he was also offered a position as a civil servant from the city of Jakarta.
Christie who won the gold medal on his home turf after defeating Taiwanese shuttler Chou Tien Chen 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 at Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Tuesday, also received USD$20,000 bonus from the City of Jakarta, and a USD $102,600 bonus from Indonesia’s Youth and Sports Ministry as an incentive to encourage more athletes to win medals at this year’s Asian Games.
Meanwhile, jersey from the Asian Games men’s doubles champion and World No. 1 player Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo was sold for USD $6,750 at the charity while Marcus Fernaldi Gideon’s jersey was auctioned off for USD $10,000.
The badminton rackets from both Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were also sold for a total of USD$20,000.