Badminton Taufik Hidayat of Retirement

JAKARTA – Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat formally withdrew from the world badminton. It was submitted directly by Taufik after undergoing contra game victory over India, B.Sai Praneeth. In the last game, Taufik also have to give a final score of 21-15, 12-21, 17-21.

“Thank you for all the media that I have been together for a long time, thanks for all forms of support. Match will be the last game for me. Sorry if the ending was not good, but I’m not only be seen from the final result,” said Taufik told reporters in Senayan, Jakarta.

“My career for 25 years will cease today, thanks to the PBSI be my shelter. I hope the young athletes could be better than me. Make my accomplishments as motivation and throw away things that are not good from me , “said Taufik.

Taufik himself admitted that he would use the time with family after not being a professional athlete badminton again. After that, the 31-year-old will menyibukan himself to wrestle in the world of badminton. However, when asked whether it would be a coach, Taufik has its own answer.,

“Until this moment I did not think to become a coach, there are still many people who could be a quality coach. I do not want to lie to myself by wearing my big name,” said Taufik.

Also present in the media conference Anton Subowo as PBSI secretary general also expressed his gratitude to Taufik Taufik after what has been given to Indonesia, “On behalf of the PBSI I thank you for all the achievements that have been donated Taufik. I think it can only convey PBSI, “said Anton. (min)

Indonesia Targets Big 3 in the SEABA U-16 Championship

Yogyakarta – Although still blind map of an opposing force, the Indonesian team aiming to qualify for the top three in the championship basketball 2nd South East Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) U-16 Qualifying Championship for Men 2013.

Championships which will be held in Yogyakarta Amongraga GOR began on July 14 to 18 was followed by 5 ASEAN countries: the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and host Indonesia.

“We still do not know the strength of the opponent, it’s just my guess for the Philippines still remains number one,” said Chairman of the PP PERBASI, Anggito Abhimanyu told reporters after meeting Rich techniques at the Sahid Hotel in Jl Magelang Yogyakarta, Saturday (13/07/2013 ).

According to him, in the same championships in 2011 in Banting, Malaysia, the top three occupied the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The top three who escaped from this championship will represent Southeast Asia to follow FIBA Asia Championship U-16 to be held in Tehran, Iran, at the end of September to early October 2013.

“All the power of the same enemy. Seeded Nothing and no one naturalized player. Players are all children grade 3 and grade 1 junior high school,” he said.

Meanwhile, the manager of the basketball team U 16, Christine Gono added U-16 national team was formed after the selection / championships in Surabaya, East Java. A total of 12 players who prepared this is the result of three years of monitoring players started the championship age 14, 15 and 16 years old. Of the 12 players there is one player who suffered an injury that M. Firdhan Maulana, who suffered the injury during practice match in London.

“We believe Indonesia can escape the big three of these championships,” said Christine.

Tontowi / Liliyana Absent in SEA Games 2013

Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir. (Foto:

JAKARTA – Indonesia’s best mixed doubles, Tontowi Ahmad / Natsir Liliyana been ruled out in the event the SEA Games 2013. Because the schedule clashed with the SEA Games tournament BWF Superseries Finals 2013.

As reported by the official website of PBSI, Tontowi / Liliyana finally settled on the BWF tournaments. BWF Superseries Finals 2013 will take place on December 11 to 15, 2013, while the 2013 Games the sport of badminton will be played on 10-14 December 2013.

“Tontowi / Liliyana will follow the BWF Superseries Finals, as the player who missed the tournament will get penalized. Instead, Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dilli SEA Games team will go with Muhammad Rijal / Debby Susanto “said Team Manager SEA Games, Ricky Soebagdja.

Changes in the composition of players also occur in men’s singles and men’s doubles. Tommy Sugiarto is now in the ranking of the two rankings superseries also most likely have to play in the BWF Superseries Finals which will take place on 11 to 15 December 2013.

Partner Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan too, their position in the core team SEA Games 2013 will be replaced with a new men’s doubles partner, Ricky Karanda Suwardi / Berry Angriawan.

The following list of Indonesian badminton team at the 2013 Games:

men’s singles
Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka and Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo

women’s singles
Linda Wenifanetri and Bellaetrix Manuputty

women’s doubles
Greysia Polii / Nitya Maheswari and Tiara Rosalia Krishinda Nuraidah / Gebby Ristiyani Imawan

men’s doubles
Angga Pratama / Rian Agung Saputro and Ricky Karanda Suwardi / Berry Angriawan

mixed doubles
Muhammad Rijal / Debby Susanto and Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dilli