Denmark Open Lack of Performance Due to Fatigue, Injuries: Badminton Association

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) central board on Sunday explained that fatigue was the main reason why Indonesia’s athletes performed poorly in the 2021 Denmark Open, especially after they had just competed in the Sudirman Cup and Thomas-Uber Cup. 

    Team manager for the Denmark Open, Aryono Miranat, said many of the players lacked the energy to perform at their maximum level in this BWF Super 1000 tournament, Antaranews reported.

    “They previously performed at the Sudirman Cup in Finland and the Thomas-Uber Cup in Denmark. Their strength and stamina did not suffice to be competitive in the Denmark Open and competing with the world’s top players,” Aryo said in an official PBSI statement on October 24.

    Two Indonesian badminton athletes playing in the single men’s class; Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Jonatan Christie, had also suffered from injuries sustained in the Thomas Cup and unfortunately did not pass the latest tournament’s early stages. 

    “They went all out at the Thomas Cup as their motivation to win was unstoppable and fought through their pain,” he added.

    Aryo also highlighted the performance by supporting players who eventually showed positive signs in the Denmark Open but were faced by lack of experience and consistency in the latter stages of the tournament. However, he said the tournament was an irreplaceable experience for them as they faced the world’s top badminton athletes. 

    Read: Denmark Open; 6 Indonesian Players to Compete in Quarter Finals

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