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Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto qualified for World Champs

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Category: Badminton News Published: 05 August 2014
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Jakarta: Indonesian mixed doubles Praveen Jordan / Debby Susanto, managed to qualify for the 2014 World Championships to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from August 25 to August 31.

Initially, Praveen / Debby did not qualify for the World Championship due to insufficient BWF world ranking points. However, with the withdrawal of several players including Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir, the world number 30 pair was eventually able to earn a spot at the Copenhagen World Championships.

Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto (right) of Indonesia
Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto (right) of Indonesia

Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto (right) of Indonesia

 

"Qualified for the World Championship is definitely a big boost for Praveen / Debby, it gives them a chance to show what they can do," said their coach, Richard Mainaky.

"Their target is to reach either quarter-finals or semi-finals. They are currently training very hard to prepare for the World Championships,” added Mainaky.

Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dili of Indonesia
Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dili of Indonesia

Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dili of Indonesia

“Even though we didn’t qualify for the World Championships on our merit, I am still very pleased and excited to be able to play in Copenhagen,” said Praveen.

“Debby and I have been aiming for the world championships since we started our partnership at the beginning of this year. We’ve never played in such as a prestigious tournament, it’s going to be a valuable experience for us,” added Praveen.

Praveen/Debby will join three other Indonesian mixed doubles pairs -  Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dili, Markis Kido / Pia Zebadiah Fernaldi Bernadeth and Marcus Gideon / Rizki Amelia Pradipta in the World Championships.

Markis Kido / Pia Zebadiah Fernaldi Bernadeth
Markis Kido / Pia Zebadiah Fernaldi Bernadeth

Markis Kido / Pia Zebadiah Fernaldi Bernadeth

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