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Jakarta Post

Young guns to turn it on for home crowd

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 27 2019   /  01:21 am
Rackets ready: Badminton legend Susy Susanti (second left), who also heads the Indonesian Badminton Association’s (PBSI) development and achievement division, poses with shuttler Gloria Widjaja (third left), PBSI chief Wiranto (third right) and shuttler Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo ahead of the 2019 Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Wednesday. The tournament will be held from July 16 to 21 in Istora Senayan, Central Jakarta.(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)(second left), who also heads the Indonesian Badminton Association’s (PBSI) development and achievement division, poses with shuttler Gloria Widjaja (third left), PBSI chief Wiranto (third right) and shuttler Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo ahead of the 2019 Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Wednesday. The tournament will be held from July 16 to 21 in Istora Senayan, Central Jakarta.(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)

Rackets ready: Badminton legend Susy Susanti (second left), who also heads the Indonesian Badminton Association’s (PBSI) development and achievement division, poses with shuttler Gloria Widjaja (third left), PBSI chief Wiranto (third right) and shuttler Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo ahead of the 2019 Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Wednesday. The tournament will be held from July 16 to 21 in Istora Senayan, Central Jakarta.(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)Next month’s 2019 Blibli Indonesia Open is set to be a showground for the host country’s stars, especially its emerging youngsters, to flaunt their abilities in front of the home crowd as they seek to collect points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.Mixed doubles player Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja, 25, is among the favorites to win the tournament and is now expected to take the mantle from retired Olympians Liliyana Natsir and Debby Susanto...