After winning the gold medal in the 2019 BWF Championships in Switzerland, Indonesia’s badminton men’s double Ahsan – Hendra Setiawan is now eyeing on to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Badminton fans can book their Olympic Badminton Tickets at economical prices from our reliable online ticketing place.
The pair who also took gold medals in 2019 All England defeated Japan’s Takuro Hoki – Yugo Kobayashi in a battle with its final score of 25-23, 9-21, 21-15. Their win also enhanced their BWF world ranking to the second promotion.
In their press conference at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Tuesday night, Hendra expressed hope to face the Olympics requirement with Ahsan. Both men were once separated following a boring result in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Hendra said “We are still eyeing on that. The preparation has not been done but the main objective is to qualify”.
Hendra now equals the record of four gold medals of China’s Cai Yun – Fu Haifeng as badminton’s men’s double with the most world labels. One of Hendra’s title was when he united with Markis Kido back in 2007.
Temporarily, Ahsan currently has three gold medals to his name, all of which were won with Hendra as his partner in 2013, 2015, and 2019. Ahsan in favors to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Said “There is still a long journey. The young ones are also really good. We will prepare ourselves to face that situation”.
The Indonesian shuttlers battled Japan’s pair for one hour and four minutes in the match held at St. Jakobshall Basel, Switzerland. Mohammad Ahsan – Hendra Setiawan’s win marks the third world title for the pair that is also known as “The Daddies”. The pair earlier sealed the titles in 2013 and 2015.
The Daddies’ coach Herry IP after the match ended said “This is the meaning of a champion’s mindset. They looked like they played even with a younger Japanese athlete who was physically better, quicker and tough. Hendra’s performance at the second and third dropped slightly, but they had a great mentality”.
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