Thursday, March 3, 2022 – 15:27 WIB
VIVA – PBSI seems to have prepared a new tandem for Apriyani Rahayu if Greysia Polii decides to retire from national training. The name Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti sticks out as Apriyani’s new partner in the future.
The issue of Greysia wanting to hang up her racket has emerged since last year after she successfully won the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medal. It was estimated that 2021 would be her last year as a resident of the Cipayung National Training Center.
In fact, the 34-year-old woman is still in national training in 2022. He is still paired with Apriyani Rahayu.
However, PBSI does not want to be complacent. They have been looking for a potential successor to partner with Apriyani.
From a number of candidates, Fadia was chosen as Apriyani’s new partner in the future. The decision was taken after going through various considerations.
The women’s doubles head coach, Eng Hian, shared the reason for choosing Fadia to be Apri’s tandem after Greysia. Moreover, Fadia actually already has a partner, namely Ribka Sugiarto.