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Jakarta Post

RI bags two titles at Iran International Challenge

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 19 2013   /  11:50 am

Indonesia snatched the men’s singles and men’s doubles titles at the Iran International Challenge 2013 badminton championships on Sunday.

Riyanto Subagja won the men’s singles match after beating compatriot Arief Gifar Ramadhan in three sets 21-17, 15-21, 21-15, while doubles pairing Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira and Ade Yusuf eased past Selvanus Geh and Ronald Alexander, also from Indonesia, in fight to the finish at 21-19, 12-21, 22-20.

In women’s singles, Febby Angguni had to be satisfied to finish second after losing to Neslihan Yigit of Turkey 15-21, 14-21.

“I hope the victory in Iran can have a positive impact to our shuttlers when they are competing in other championships in the future. I hope the women’s team can improve their achievements,” said Christian Hadinata, the head of the Indonesian Badminton Association’s (PBSI) national training c...