Badminton Players Donate First Gold for Indonesia at APG 2022

The Indonesian contingent won the first gold medal from the badminton sports in the men’s team number of the ASEAN Para Games (APG) XI 2022, Sunday (31/7) afternoon at GOR Edutorium, Solo, Central Java. The Indonesian team defeated Thailand in the final.

The Indonesian badminton men’s team won 3-0 over Thailand. The two men’s singles and the Red and White doubles did not spare the team team of the White Elephant Country to develop, and all were subdued in two sets.

Indonesia’s first men’s singles, Fredy Setiawan (SI4), quickly beat Thailand’s main single, Kitichok Wattana Charawat (SI4), 21-19 and 21-12 in 33 minutes.

Meanwhile, the men’s doubles of Hafizh Briliabsyahn Prawiranegara (Su5)/Hary Susanto (SI4) defeated the Thai pair, Chok Uthaikul Watcharaphon (Su5)/Teamarrom Siripong (SI4), also in two sets 21-13 and 21-13, in 30 minutes.

The home team’s 2-0 advantage was immediately greeted by hysteria by hundreds of spectators, and especially members of the Indonesian badminton contingent who rushed to the center of the field.

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While carrying the Red and White Flag, the Indonesian contingent immediately embraced Hadizh/Hary with joy. The two doubles players also posed while unfurling the Red and White Flag in front of journalists.

Despite winning 2-0, Indonesia’s third single, Dheva Anrimuati (Su5), was still played against Thailand’s single player, Somsiri Pricha (Su5). Without difficulty Dheva rolled Somsiri in straight sets 21-4 and 21-8 in 18 minutes.

Indonesia’s first single, Fredy Setiawan, admitted that he was very proud to be able to echo Indonesia Raya on the podium with the gold medal.

“We are very proud of course, that the Indonesian badminton teams can fly the first red and white flag at the APG XI 2022 arena at this magnificent GOR Edutorium,” said Fredy, who personally hopes to win 4 gold medals at this APG event.

The golden opportunity that Fredy targeted after winning in the team number was in the individual singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles with Khalimatus Sadiyah (SL4). (Rif/OL-16)