• Rexy lashes out at Tommy Sugiarto, Simon Santoso

    Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta: Badminton officials have lashed out at two of Indonesia’s best men’s shuttlers for leaving the national side, accusing them of being unable to handle the pressure and vowing never to take them back.Communication is the key to resolve conflicts between PBSI, Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso

    Communication is the key to resolve conflicts between PBSI, Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso

  • India Open: Viktor Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth to face off in final

    New Delhi: When he stunned the Chinese superstar Lin Dan to a 21-17, 15-21, 21-18 victory in 78 minutes in the men's singles quarter-final on Friday, Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia suddenly became the hot favorite to win this year's India Open Super Series. Unfortunately, it was a sad end to the Indonesian on Saturday when he was forced to retire from the tournament after suffering a lower back injury when playing Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men's singles semi-final.Viktor Axelsen has a bright future ahead of him (photo: scanpix)

    Viktor Axelsen has a bright future ahead of him (photo: scanpix)

  • PBSI turn to young players post Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso era

    Irawaty Wardany

    Jakarta: The resignation of Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso — the two remaining senior players on the national team — because of personal reasons has left the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) relying on young shuttlers for its next challenges.Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

    Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

  • Tommy Sugiarto shocks Lin Dan to reach India Open semis

    New Delhi: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto fought off the heat and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China on Friday to advance to the semi-final at the India Open.Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

    Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

  • PBSI seeking talented Indonesia shuttlers for 2020 Olympics

    By Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta: The Indonesian Badminton Association, or PBSI, fears running out of shuttlers for the 2020 Olympic Games, specifically in the men and women’s singles competitions, an official revealed.Rexy Mainaky is the Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI)

    Rexy Mainaky is the Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto leads Jaya Raya Jakarta to victory at Djarum Superliga

    Ami Afriatni

    Denpasar:Jaya Raya Jakarta men’s team started its campaign at the Djarum Superliga 2015 in the Lila Bhuana sports hall in Denpasar, Bali, with a 5-0 rout of Hi-Qua Wima Surabaya on Monday.

    With top national shuttlers in its ranks, including Tommy Sugiarto, Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido, Jaya Raya was simply too strong for the Surabaya side, who relied primarily on the skills of young, up-and-coming players.Jaya Raya Jakarta’s Tommy Sugiarto in action at the 2015 Djarum Superliga in Bali on Monday. (Photo courtesy of PBSI)

    Jaya Raya Jakarta’s Tommy Sugiarto in action at the 2015 Djarum Superliga in Bali on Monday. (Photo courtesy of PBSI)

  • Rudy Hartono: PBSI must realize success will follow if player comes first

    Jakarta: Legendary Indonesian badminton player, the eight-time All England Champion Rudy Hartono said Tommy Sugiarto would not have left the Indonesia national team if the PBSI management and coaches understood what the player wanted from the organization.Rudy Hartono, like Lin Dan/Lee Chong Wei today, was the iconic figure of his era

    Rudy Hartono, like Lin Dan/Lee Chong Wei today, was the iconic figure of his era

  • Tommy Sugiarto leaves Indonesia national team

    By Jakarta Globe

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s singles player Tommy Sugiarto has resigned from the national training camp, saying that he has not  been able to reach his true potential in the current situation.

    "It’s the best decision for me as I think I haven’t improved under my current trainer. After I leave the national training camp, I will return to my club, Pelita Bakrie, and I want to pace myself," Tommy said on Saturday.Tommy Sugiarto is looking for a career breakthrough

    Tommy Sugiarto is looking for a career breakthrough

  • Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) ready for dialogue

    Kuching: The Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) will soon organise the much awaited dialogue as requested by some of its coaches and parents of players after all association top brass are back from their festive holidays.

    This was announced by SBA’s honorary secretary Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir through a press statement issued to the local media yesterday.Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

    Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

  • Chen Long, K. Srikanth book Dubai semi-final berths

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long, fought back from a set down, to beat Danish badminton player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 13-21 21-10 21-9 in 57 minutes on Thursday.China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

    China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

  • Thailand upset Indonesia to win Axiata Cup

    Kuala Lumpur: Thailand needed only a 2-2 draw to edge past Indonesia at the Axiata Cup final on Sunday and to pocket prize money of USD400, 000 (RM1.2 million).

    Both teams were tied at 2-2 for matches won and 4-4 on games won at the end of the tie. Based on the Axiata Cup tournament format, if the overall score is tied at 2-2, team that wins more points will win the cup. After all the scores were tallied, Thailand defeated Indonesia by a mere two points, 140-138.The 2014 Axiata Cup Champion - Thailand

    The 2014 Axiata Cup Champion - Thailand

  • Indonesia beat Malaysia, to play Thailand in Axiata Cup final

    Kuala Lumpur: Indonesian advanced to the Axiata Cup final even though they settled for a 2-2 draw with Malaysia in the semi-final of 2014 Axiata Cup held in Kuala Lumpur Cheras Stadium on Saturday. The 2012 Axiata Cup Champion Indonesia qualified for the final based on a tournament format which Indonesia had won two more games than Malaysia.Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

    Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

  • Kopiko Purple League: Sugiarto and Liew lead Puchong United BC to victory

    Kuala Lumpur: World number 5 Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew who are representing Puchong United BC at the Kopiko Purple League, led their team to a dominating win over Kajang BC with a final score of 18-5 on Thursday.

    Tommy Sugiarto didn't face any real resistance from Wong Kin Yik of Kajang BC as he won the first men's singles match 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 in 25 minutes. Victories from Lim Chiew Sien (women's singles), Agripinna Prima/Fran Kurniawan (men's doubles), Wong Fai Yin/Woon Khe Wei (mixed doubles) combined to give the Puchong United BC a 12-3 lead.Can you find Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew in this picture? (Photo: Purple League)

    Can you find Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew in this picture? (Photo: Purple League)

  • Chou Tien Chen vs Wang Zhengming in French Open men's final

    Paris: Chinese Taipei's unseeded Chou Tien Chen, who stunned Jan O Jorgensen in the opening round, continued his startling run in French Open to overcome fourth-seeded Tommy Sugiarto 14-21, 21-18, 21-19in the men's singles semi-final of French Open.Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

    Chou Tien Chen continues giant-killing run at French Open

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong falter, Tommy Sugiarto advance at French Open

    Paris: Malaysian pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's hope of winning the French Open men’s doubles title took a hit on Friday with a 21-19,18-21, 14-21 loss to Lee Sheng Mu-Tsai Chia Hsin of Chinese Taipei in the quarter finals of the French Open.Tan Wee Kiong (left) - Goh V Shem suffer French Open exit on Friday

    Tan Wee Kiong (left) - Goh V Shem suffer French Open exit on Friday

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong survive scare to scrape through French Open

    Paris: Reigning Commonwealth men's doubles champion Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong survived a massive scare at the French Open on Thursday, scrambling to a 22-20,8-21,22-20 second-round victory over Jacco Arends-Jelle Maas of Netherlands.Tan Wee Kiong (back) and Goh V Shem in action

    Tan Wee Kiong (back) and Goh V Shem in action

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up Chen Long final

    Copenhagen: World number one Lee Chong Wei barely broke a sweat in the World Championships semi-finals seeing off the world number sixteen Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to secure his place in Sunday's final.No pressure Chong Wei, just play your best, good things will happen!

    No pressure Chong Wei, just play your best, good things will happen!

  • Tommy Sugiarto wants to become World Champion

    Copenhagen: Indonesian men's singles shuttler - Tommy Sugiarto is hoping to repeat what his dad had accomplished 31 years ago by winning the World Champion in in Copenhagen.

    Icuk Sugiarto - Tommy's dad, who was crowned men’s singles world champion in 1983, when the World Championships was also held in Copenhagen, Denmark.Like father, like son, both Tommy (left) and Icuk are top badminton players in the world

    Like father, like son, both Tommy (left) and Icuk are top badminton players in the world

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei prevails on day full of upsets

    Tokyo: On a day full of upsets in Japan Open quarter finals, world number one Lee Chong Wei managed to avoid an upset bid from Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by closing it out 21-15, 12-21, 21-17 in 62-minute. Chong Wei will set up a mouth-watering clash with Kenichi Tago who is on a revenge mission, having whitewashed by Chong Wei in the Thomas Cup final last month.Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    Jan O Jorgensen waves to the crowd after defeating Lin Dan 19-21, 21-13, 16-21 in the quarter final of Japan Open

    On the other hand, luck was not on China's side in the quarter final of Japan Open, where two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was toppled by Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 19-21, 21-13, 16-21; and Chen Long was crushed by Hu Yun of Hong Kong 18-21, 21-19, 15-21.

  • Thomas Cup: Indonesia beat Thailand 4-1 to top Group A

    New Delhi: In the Group A clash between Indonesia and Thailand yesterday, Indonesia's fans has nothing to worry about even when Tommy Sugiarto lost the first singles to Boonsak Ponsana in 21-14,13-21, 17-21 in 66 minutes. This showed how strong the Indonesia lineup was compare to the Thailand team.Playing Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan would almost guaranteed a point for Indonesia

    Playing Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan would almost guaranteed a point for Indonesia

    After trailing by as many as a 10 points in the rubber game, Tommy Sugiarto was able to storm back to tie the game at 17-17 before losing to Boonsak.

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