Facts about Indonesia in the BWF German Open Tournament, Berjaya

The Yonex Gainward German Open 2022 has been held since March 8, 2022 at Westenergie Sporthalle, Mülheim, Germany. The Super 300 tournament itself is scheduled to be completed on March 13, 2022. Indonesia as a country that has never been absent in this tournament has also sent a number of top athletes as its representatives.

Apart from the expected achievement targets, Indonesia has an interesting historical record throughout its participation in the German Open. Here are some interesting facts about Indonesia at the German Open Super 300. Indonesian men’s singles athletes have triumphed, you know!

1. All numbers have experienced a podium

5 Facts about Indonesia in the BWF German Open Tournament, Has Been SuccessfulTjun Tjun/Johan Wahjudi (doc. bwfworldchampionships.bwfbadminton.com)

As a country that is quite respected in the world of tepok bulu, Indonesia has a pretty proud record of achievement at the German Open. Throughout their participation since the 1950s, all numbers have experienced a podium finish and won the championship title.

When athletes from European countries often harvest titles, Indonesia caused a stir with their first victory at the German Open 1958. At that time, Ferry Sonneville’s medal was presented in the men’s singles event.

From the men’s doubles number, the Indonesian legend, Tjun Tjun/Johan Wahjudi, also contributed the title in 1972. Meanwhile, the first title in the women’s doubles number was achieved in 1989 through the struggle of Erma Sulistianingsih/Rosiana Tendean.

In fact, the Olympic BrideAlan Budikusuma and Susi Susanti, also married their titles in 1992. The Tri Kusharyanto/Minarti Timur pair contributed their first mixed doubles title at the 1996 German Open.

2. Men’s singles have been successful

5 Facts about Indonesia in the BWF German Open Tournament, Has Been SuccessfulFerry Sonneville (facebook.com/New Badminton Sejati)

The men’s singles number never fails to make you proud badminton lovers through a record of achievements in international tournaments, including the German Open. In fact, Indonesian men’s singles athletes have triumphed in this super 300 level tournament.

The name Ferry Sonneville who is Indonesia’s first title winner at the German Open has contributed several medals. In addition to the first title in 1958, Ferry Sonneville added the title twice in a row in 1960 and 1961.

Fung Permadi’s name has also won titles at the 1990 German Open. The champion was then continued by Alan Budikusuma in 1992 and Joko Suprianto in 1995.

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3. Susi Susanti is the only women’s singles title winner

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5 Facts about Indonesia in the BWF German Open Tournament, Has Been SuccessfulSusi Susanti (doc. world champion.com)

Interestingly, the women’s singles number, which is often underestimated, has actually been recorded as one of the champions at the German Open.

In 1992, Susi Susanti recorded her name as a champion and became the only Indonesian women’s singles ever to climb the German Open podium. Until now, there has been no single female athlete who has made a similar achievement.

4. Lack of titles in the era of the 2000s

5 Facts about Indonesia in the BWF German Open Tournament, Has Been SuccessfulHayom Rumbaka (instagram.com/hayom_rumbaka)

Despite having a proud record of titles in the past, unfortunately Indonesia has not succeeded in presenting a new title in the 2000s era. Some of the mainstays of the men’s singles number had indeed become hope after making it into the final, but unfortunately that hope had to run aground again.

Simon Santoso had reached the final at the 2012 event, but was defeated by Lin Dan. After a year, Tommy Sugiarto’s hopes also foundered after being defeated by Chen Long. In fact, Hayom Rumbaka had to be content so runner up on behalf of Denmark, Jan . Jørgensen in 2015.

In the men’s doubles number, Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto briefly reached the final round in 2018, but was then defeated by the representatives of Japan, Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko. Hafiz Faizal/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja also have to be content to be runner up after recognizing the superiority of the South Korean couple, Seo Seung Jae / Chae Yoo Jung, in 2019.

5. Lots of surprises ahead of this year’s tournament

5 Facts about Indonesia in the BWF German Open Tournament, Has Been SuccessfulApriyani Rahayu/Fadia Silva (instagram.com/r.apriyanig | instagram.com/fadiasilva_r)

At the German Open 2022 this time, a new hope emerged through the young, mainstay athletes who were sent as representatives of Indonesia. Unfortunately, a technical obstacle arose ahead of the tournament, which forced a number of names to withdraw. A number of young athletes competing in the 2022 Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) have been confirmed to be absent from the 2022 German Open.

Chico Wardoyo, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, Putri Kusuma Wardani, Leo Rolly/Daniel Marthin, Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Rambitan, and Bagas Maulana/Shohibul Fikri were absent. In addition, the debut of Apriyani Rayahu / Siti Fadia had to be postponed because Apri suffered a right calf injury.

In fact, representatives from non-Pelatnas also failed to appear. Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan withdrew from this event, while Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva and Dejan Ferdinansyah/Gloria Widjaja lost hope because they were confirmed positive for COVID-19 when testing ahead of departure.

Considering a number of facts about Indonesia during its participation in the German Open tournament, it is possible to make new achievements this year after a long absence of titles. Good luck Red and White team. Indonesia can!

Also Read: Indonesian Team Schedule at the German Open, Thursday 10 March 2022

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