Incheon: Despite early exits in both men’s and women’s team event, Indonesian shuttlers are looking forward for a comeback in the five individual Asian Games badminton events that start on Wednesday, September 24.
Indonesia’s world number two men’s doubles Hendra Setiawan/ Mohammad Ahsan, world number twelve Angga Pratama / Rian Agung Saputro, world number five men’s singles Tommy Sugiarto, youngster Maulana Ihsan Mustafa will start their opener in the second round after a bye in the first round.
Meanwhile, Indonesia also hoping their women’s shuttlers could deliver Asian Games breakthrough triumph for the country. The women’s team is spearheaded by Bellaetrix Manuputty, Holy partner Rizki Andini / Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah, Greysia Polii / Nitya Maheswari Krishinda, and Linda Wenifanetri.
Here is the first round schedule for the Indonesian team:
Suci Rizki Andini/Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah (INA) vs Nangsal Tamang/Sara Devi Tamang (NEP)
Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (7/INA) vs Aishath Afnaan Rasheed/Aminath Nabeeha Abdul Razzaq (MDV)
Linda Wenifanetri (INA) vs Wang Yihan (2/CHN)
Bellaetrix Manuputty (INA) vs Nangsal Tamang (NEP)