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RI eyes group stage at Thomas, Uber Cup

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 5 2020   /  01:00 am
Members of the Indonesian men's team who is preparing for the upcoming 2020 Thomas and Uber Cup, which the final rounds will be staged at the Ceres Arena, Aarhus, Denmark from Oct 3 to 11. (JP/Courtesy of www.badmintonindonesia.org)

An official with the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) has said that the Indonesian teams competing in the Thomas and Uber Cup have the advantage over their opponents following the Badminton World Federation’s announcement of the draw results. The Indonesian men’s team will be in Group A of the Thomas Cup with Malaysia, the Netherlands and England while the women’s team will square off against Korea, Malaysia and Australia in Group B of the Uber Cup. “We have been spending the last month competing internally so we can maintain their skills, fighting spirit and also stamina. The coaches have also issued their evaluations for all players so they could improve. Overall, we are in a better condition, [we are] up and ready,” PBSI secretary-general Achmad Budiharto told The Jakarta Post on Monday. However, he said he firmly expected the team would n...