Indonesian women’s doubles pair, Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti are grateful to win a silver medal at the 2023 BWF World Championships. / Photo: Instagram @badminton.ina
JAKARTA – The Indonesian women’s doubles pair, Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti are grateful to be able to win a silver medal at the 2023 BWF World Championships. The pair, often called Prifad, lost to the first seeds from China, Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan in the final match. .
Prifad, who is ranked 12th in the world, gave up in straight sets 16-21, 12-21 in the final match which took place at the Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday (27/8/2023) evening WIB.
Apriyani/Fadia’s dream of becoming world champions in 2023 has foundered. Nevertheless, they are still grateful because it has been a long time since the Indonesian women’s doubles sector has not brought home a medal from the BWF World Championships.
“I am grateful to get a silver medal. It has been a long time since the women’s doubles sector did not receive a medal. This achievement has made the national women’s doubles make history. I also thank the seniors who have struggled in the past,” said Apriyani as quoted from the PBSI release, Sunday (27 /8/2023).
Apriyani/Fadia ended the long wait for the Indonesian women’s doubles sector to win a medal from the Badminton World Championships. They became the first Indonesian women’s doubles to receive a medal since 28 years ago.
The last Red-White pair to bring home a medal from the event was Finarsih/Lili Tampi. They did in the 1995 edition.
“I dedicate this achievement to my brothers and sisters, family, dear friends, coaches Koh Eng Hian, Kak Rionny, and PBSI,” said Apriyani.
Meanwhile, the 2023 world champion title won by Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan made them the first women’s doubles in the world to be able to win four gold medals at the Badminton World Championships. In addition, they are the first women’s doubles duo to have won the world three times in a row.