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Still sad, Anthony Ginting is absent from the 2023 Badminton World Championships


Anthony Sinisuka Ginting will not participate in Badminton World Championship 2023 which starts next week. The main pillar of the Red and White singles are still in mourning after the death of his mother.

The Indonesian badminton team is due to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark on Thursday evening (8/17/2023). News of Anthony’s absence from the group was relayed directly by the men’s singles coach, Irwansyah.

“Ginting cannot appear at the World Championships because he is still in a state of grief over the death of his beloved mother,” Irwansyah said in a written statement.

Before that, Indonesia planned to send 15 representatives, and three of them from the sector only men. With Anthony absent, the men’s singles section only had Jonathan Christie and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo.

The departure of the Indonesian badminton team for the 2023 Badminton World Championship is divided into two groups.

The first flight group leaves the country from Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Banten on Thursday (17/8) with Turkish Airlines flight number TK 57 flying at 21.00 WIB. While the second group followed by Emirates plane EK 359 departure Friday (18/7) at 00.40 WIB.

Head of the PBSI Achievement Development division Rionny Mainaky said that all the players who left Copenhagen were in positive condition and healthy.

“Bringing the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, the Indonesian Badminton Team tonight will leave to participate in the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark,” said Rionny.

“Please pray and support from badminton lovers, hopefully this team can do better and win the title,” he said.


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