RI male shuttler Alvent Yulianto retires
Hendra Aprida Gunawan (left) and Alvent Yulianto : Kompas/Totok Wijayanto
Indonesian male shuttler Alvent Yulianto, a men's double specialist, has decided to retire from the badminton world after separating from his latest teammate Hendra Aprida Gunawan.
According to Alvent, a former men’s number one double player who previously partnered with shuttler Luluk Hadiyanto, Hendra intended to play with Yonathan Dasuki in the upcoming Indonesia Open championship in Jakarta.
The tournament will start on June 13.
“I have decided to quit for a while, because I have no idea who I will be partnered with after this, let alone for the upcoming championship,” said Alvent as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that one of the badminton clubs in Japan had offered him a coaching role, but he had yet to decide whether he would accept the bid.
In 2004, Alvent and Luluk won four major tournaments including the Indonesia Open, Korea Open, Singapore Open and Thailand Open and gained the number one ranking despite losing in the early rounds of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Alvent is also known for his ability to collaborate with different partners, which was noted in his participation in the all-male Thomas Cup squad in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 and in the Indonesian mixed team Sudirman Cup in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011. (asa/iwa)