• Rudy Hartono wants Indonesian players to have the mindset of a champion

    Jakarta: Indonesian badminton legend Rudy Hartono hoped Indonesian shuttlers both at the national team level and at the regional club level could develop a winning mindset to help revive Indonesia's dominance in the men's singles department.No one can beat Rudy Hartono’s record of winning 8 All England titles, not even Lin Dan (photo: Tempo)

    No one can beat Rudy Hartono’s record of winning 8 All England titles, not even Lin Dan (photo: Tempo)

  • 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

  • A long dry spell ahead if Chong Wei retires (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: For a decade, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has feasted Malaysian fans with outstanding badminton results.

    Fans can now expect a dry season for a long time in the men’s singles department if Chong Wei retires because there are neither talents coming through nor an effective programme implemented at the grassroots level. It seems BAM are no closer to finding the successor to Lee Chong Wei who said he may retire from the game after the Asian Games in October, after winning his 10th Malaysian Open badminton championship on Sunday.

    On Sunday, Chong Wei defeated Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the men’s singles final of the Maybank Malaysian Open to win his 10th home title - a feat that no others have achieved on the international circuit.

    The two closest consistent winners on the international stage were eight-time All England champion Rudy Hartono and the late Wong Peng Soon, who had also won eight home titles.

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