Sunday, March 6, 2022 – 10:58 WIB
VIVA – The six-member Indonesian badminton national training team departs to take part in the 2022 German Open on Thursday night, March 3. They flew from Soekarno-Hatta international airport, Cengkareng, on Emirates Airlines EK359 via Dubai.
The six representatives are Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Jonatan Christie, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (men’s singles), Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (men’s doubles), Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari and Adnan Maulana/Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso (mixed doubles). Accompanied by two technical trainers, Irwansyah and Nova Widianto, and a physical trainer Yansen Alpine.
Men’s singles, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, whose birthday is on the day of departure, hopes to get a special gift in his first match this year.
“Yes, I’m leaving on my birthday. First of all, I hope my team and I arrive in Germany safely, given smoothness in all things,” said the athlete who was born in Sukoharjo, March 3, 1994 in an official statement from PBSI.
“I hope that on the European tour (Germany, All England, Switzerland) I can get good results and achievements as a gift for myself,” he continued.
Vito, Shesar’s nickname, also admitted that the preparations had been very good. He no longer feels the knee injury he suffered at the 2021 Indonesia Open last December.
“The feeling must be very happy because the match has started again in 2022. I will start the match in Germany and the preparations are solid, I just have to adjust there later,” said Vito.