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Jakarta Post

RI welcomes new women’s singles head coach

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2019   /  01:44 am
Rionny Mainaky (Courtesy of PBSI)

Rionny Mainaky (Courtesy of PBSI)After spending several years grooming the Japanese badminton team, Rionny Mainaky has returned to Indonesia with a new job as the head coach of the country’s women’s singles division.He faces a tough task improving the only division in the Indonesian national squad with no shuttler in the world top-10 ranking. The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) announced on Friday that it had appointed Rionny to take the helm of the country’s women’s singles, answering increased speculation as to who was going to fill the position that had lain empty since 2017.In 2017, PBSI head of development and achievement Susy Susanti promised she would announce the head coach of the women’s singles after appointing Minarti Timur as the assistant coach for the squad. Planning to reveal the name after the 2017 All England tournament, she held back, leaving the posit...