• PBSI athletes undergo psychological tests

    Jakarta: Badminton players of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) were made to undergo a psychological testing on July 4th for the purpose of evaluating their full athletic potential, and assess their abilities across variety of contexts.Greysia Polii takes the psychological tests. (photo: PBSI)

    Greysia Polii takes the psychological tests. (photo: PBSI)

  • Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari eyeing 2015 World Championship title

    Jakarta: Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari are carrying renewed confidence ahead of 2015 BWF World Championships which be held in Jakarta from 10 to 16 August 2015, as the Indonesians having enjoyed a particularly upbeat straight-sets victory over Chinese pair Luo Yu/Luo Ying in the Chinese Taipei Open women's doubles final last Sunday.Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (blue shirt) overcame Luo Yu/Luo Ying to lift women's doubles title at last week's Chinese Taipei Open.

    Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (blue shirt) overcame Luo Yu/Luo Ying to lift women's doubles title at last week's Chinese Taipei Open.

  • Indonesia eyeing two titles at 2015 World Championships

    Jakarta: While Indonesia is experiencing a major bottleneck in nurturing young and talented badminton players, as the host nation of this year's Badminton World Championships, the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) is, yet again, to rely heavily on Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan and Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir to triumph in men's doubles and mixed doubles in the world meet.Mohammad Ahsan (left) and Hendra-Setiawan (right) don't look happy in the Sudirman Cup award ceremonies. (photo: PBSI)

    Mohammad Ahsan (left) and Hendra-Setiawan (right) don't look happy in the Sudirman Cup award ceremonies. (photo: PBSI)

  • Indonesia to face China in Sudirman Cup semifinals

    Dongguan: The Indonesian badminton team secured a semifinals slot in the 2015 Sudirman Cup after beating Taiwan 3-1 in the quarterfinals in Dongguan, China, on Friday.

    With the win, Indonesia will face host China, which defeated Germany 3-0 in Saturday's semifinals.Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii clinch the victory for Indonesia on Friday.

    Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii clinch the victory for Indonesia on Friday.

  • Vivian-Khe Wei want to make amends at India Open (pic)

    PETALING JAYA: SEA Games women’s doubles champions Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei had an underwhelming start to the year, losing in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week.

    Hopes were high on Vivian-Khe Wei to step up their performances after winning Malaysia’s first gold in badminton at the SEA Games since 2009 when they defeated the higher ranked Nitya Krishinda Maheshwari-Greysia Polii of Indonesia in Myanmar.National doubles players Vivian Hoo (left) and Woon Khe Wei, who lost in the first round of the Malaysian Open last week, will be looking to bounce back at the India Open starting on Wednesday.

    But their deficiencies were severely exposed by a new combination from China – Ma Jin-Tang Yuanting.

    Now, the world No. 20 Malaysian pair are seeking to make amends when they compete in the India Open GP Gold, which starts on Wednesday at Lucknow.

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