Held Nearby, PBSI Optimistic of Indonesia Wins the Best Results

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Dilangsungkan Berdekatan, PBSI Optimistis Indonesia Raih Hasil Terbaik


1NEWS, The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will for the first time hold the Sudirman Cup and Thomas & Uber Cups in the same year and in the near future.

Actually, the Thomas & Uber Cup was held in an even year or 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the men’s and women’s team event had to be postponed for a year. However, the BWF finally decided to hold it this year.

Although the tournament took place close together, PP PBSi’s Head of Development and Achievement, Rionny Mainaky said PBSI still targets the best results for the Sudirman Cup and also the Thomas & Uber Cup.

“We will prioritize all these tournaments, both the Sudirman Cup and Thomas & Uber because they are all important,” said Rionny in an official statement received by 1NEWS.

“I will try my best with the coach and the athlete. Even though the time is close, there is a one week gap between the Sudirman Cup and the Thomas & Uber Cup. I think that’s enough to get the children back in shape.”

In the world mixed team badminton championship, Indonesia will be in Group C with Denmark, ROC (Russian Olympic Committee), and Canada.

Meanwhile, in the Thomas Cup, Indonesia will be in Group A with Taiwan, Algeria and Thailand. Indonesia is also in Group A of the Uber Cup with Japan, Germany and France

“I believe we are all ready and more motivated. My principle is that every tournament the target is to win. Hopefully this year we can bring the Sudirman Cup back to Indonesia,” he concluded.

The Sudirman Cup is scheduled to be held in Vantaa City, Finland on September 26 – October 3, 2021. After that, six days later, the Thomas & Uber Cup 2021 will be held in Aarhus, Denmark on October 9 – 17.

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