By Irawaty Wardany
The year 2014 turned against Indonesia’s badminton expectations as the country’s shuttlers missed out on their shots at prestigious titles, partly because of injuries sustained by top players.
With major tournaments on the play roster, including the Thomas and Uber Cups, All England, Asian Games and World Championships, the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) was optimistic about emulating the 2013 achievement during which the country secured 11 trophies in the Super Series tournament and two world championship titles.
Leg injury: Indonesian women’s doubles shuttler Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (center) is carried off court in a wheelchair by an official helped by her playing partner Greysia Polii (left) during the match against Japan’s Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda in the BWF Super Series Finals 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, earlier this month. They withdrew from the third game after Nitya sustained an injury to her left foot. Badmintonindonesia.org