After being delayed due to the corona virus outbreak, the Yonex German Junior 2020 event that took place on Sunday, March 8, 2020, became a proud moment for the Indonesian Team that successfully presented five champions. The name Indonesia is echoed in every announcement and distribution of prizes for the winners of the tournament which took place at Sportarena Soprtforum, Berlin, 4 – 8 March 2020.
The five winners consisted of the mixed doubles first winner, the men’s singles second champion, the women’s singles second champion, the men’s doubles second champion and the women’s doubles third champion. In the mixed doubles championship, Indonesia’s victory was won by Teges Satriaji Cahyo Hutomo (Teges) and Indah Cahya Sari Jamil (Indah). In the final round, the Indonesian pair defeated the South Korean pair 6-21, 21-15 and 21-10. Previously Teges and Indah managed to excel from Germany in the Quarter-Final Round and from Malaysia in the Semifinal Round.
As for the second place ranking, each was presented by Stephanie Widjaja in the women’s singles, Alvi Wijaya Chairullah in the men’s singles and couples Muhammad Rayhan Nur Fadillah and Rahmat Hidayat in the men’s doubles class. Whereas the third place winner for the women’s doubles was won by the pair Melani Mamahit and Tryola Nadia.
Rudi Gunawan, one of the Indonesian coaches who accompanied the athletes, was happy with the results achieved by young Indonesian badminton players in this championship. According to him, the achievements of the athletes prove that Indonesia has never run out of talented young athletes. “The majority of the athletes we carry in this tournament are new athletes. Mas Teges, for example, is only three months of intensive training and is the first time participating in an international championship of this Grand Prix class. It turned out to be the first champion “, explained Rudi.
The same thing was also conveyed by the Indonesian Ambassador to Germany, Arif Havas Oegroseno. “The competition for athletes under 19 years is a place of regeneration. This is important for us, because the name Indonesia is quite calculated for the world-class Badminton championship. And the fact that our athletes win in all the championships, proves that regeneration is going well, and indeed we have many talented young people, “Ambassador Oegroseno said.
At the 2020 German Junior Yonex Championship, Indonesia fielded 48 athletes. They consisted of 5 athletes in the men’s singles class, 9 in women’s singles, 16 women’s doubles, 6 men’s doubles and 12 in mixed doubles. This match in Germany was one of three championship series that athletes participated in. The other two matches are in the Netherlands and Italy.