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Denmark enjoys Cinderella story at Indonesia Masters

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 21 2020   /  02:02 am
On the rise: Runners-up Maiken Fruergaard (left) and Sara Thygesen of Denmark pose on the podium following their women’s doubles final against Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia at the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta on Sunday. (AFP/Adek Berry)(left) and Sara Thygesen of Denmark pose on the podium following their women’s doubles final against Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia at the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta on Sunday. (AFP/Adek Berry)

On the rise: Runners-up Maiken Fruergaard (left) and Sara Thygesen of Denmark pose on the podium following their women’s doubles final against Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia at the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta on Sunday. (AFP/Adek Berry)When superstars Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl hung up their rackets for good earlier last year, Denmark lost its strongest pair in women’s doubles badminton. The gap between the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalists and their potential successors was quite large.Recently, however, Denmark has caught a glimpse of a new light, with a promising performance from Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen at last week’s Daihatsu Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta.The world number 30 duo experienced a Cinderella tale in the Super 500 tournament — or grade two — in the Badminton World Federation...