Jakarta: While many badminton players aged 30 or older were having difficulty maintaining the motivation and physical fitness to compete at the highest level of badminton, Indonesia’s men’s doubles legend, Hendra Setiawan was quite the opposite as he seemed to have difficulty leaving the sport he loves so much.
Setiawan celebrated his 37th birthday on Wednesday, and looked to still have the hunger to win more titles and could possibly playing until the 2024 Paris Olympics.
On Setiawan’s special day, his wife with the nickname of Sansan, shared Setiawan’s birthday celebration on her personal Instagram.
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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hendra Setiawan. You are 37, sir. Hahahahaha.”
“Hopefully, stay healthy and always happy and always happy. God always be with u. We love you papa,” wrote Sansan in her Instagram post.
Then, Setiawan replied with an interesting message below which could be interpreted as he was possibly looking to play at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
“aminnn.. only 37, looking forward to 40.. love you all ❤️❤️”
Setiawan’s supporters were excited to see Setiawan’s reply and they all were ready to give their idol complete support until 2024.
The World No. 2 men’s doubles player has a calm and cool playing style. Therefore, he was usually paired with a player with an aggressive style such as the late Markis Kido and his current partner, Mohammad Ahsan.