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Indonesia slips to 4th rank despite two golds in badminton

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Manila   /   Tue, December 10 2019   /  12:26 am
Smashing it: Apriyani Rahayu (left), who is in the Indonesian women’s badminton doubles pair with Greysia Polii, returns a shuttlecock toward Thai shuttlers Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong (not pictured) during a women’s doubles final match at the Southeast Asian Games at Muntinlupa sports complex in Manila on Monday. Greysia and Apriyani got a gold medal after winning 2-0 (21-3, 21-18).(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)(left), who is in the Indonesian women’s badminton doubles pair with Greysia Polii, returns a shuttlecock toward Thai shuttlers Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong (not pictured) during a women’s doubles final match at the Southeast Asian Games at Muntinlupa sports complex in Manila on Monday. Greysia and Apriyani got a gold medal after winning 2-0 (21-3, 21-18).(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

Smashing it: Apriyani Rahayu (left), who is in the Indonesian women’s badminton doubles pair with Greysia Polii, returns a shuttlecock toward Thai shuttlers Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong (not pictured) during a women’s doubles final match at the Southeast Asian Games at Muntinlupa sports complex in Manila on Monday. Greysia and Apriyani got a gold medal after winning 2-0 (21-3, 21-18).(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)The battle for second place at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is heating up as Indonesia has been relegated to fourth rank on the medal table by Vietnam and Thailand claiming positions two and three.Indonesia witnessed a major slowdown in its gold medal productivity on Monday, while Vietnam and Thailand went full-steam ahead with gold-worthy achievements in athletics, swimming, wrestling and gymnastics. Indonesia’s medal haul now comprises 69 gold, 76 silve...