Putri Kusuma Wardani will make her debut at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. / Photo: Instagram @badminton.ina
HANGZHOU – Indonesian women’s singles badminton player, Putri Kusuma Wardani, will make her debut at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. The 21 year old athlete felt a little nervous ahead of his first match at the Asian sports event.
The badminton or badminton sport will be held on September 28-October 1 2023. The team sector will start first, then continued with the individual event which will take place on October 2-7.
The Red and White Team itself consists of the 20 best badminton players in the country at the 2022 Asian Games, consisting of 10 men and 10 women. The 20 athletes who entered the badminton squad are the best players in their respective sectors.
Putri KW is included in the list of 10 names of female badminton players who have been brought to China to compete in the 2022 Asian Games. The woman born in Tangerang admitted that she was a little nervous about her debut. But apart from that, he already has the strength of his potential opponents.
“It’s a bit tense because this is my first Asian Games, but not too much,” said Putri KW in a PBSI press statement in Jakarta, Tuesday (26/9/2023).
“The potential opponents are almost the same as other tournaments, so more or less I already know what the strengths of the potential opponents are,” he continued.
A group of Indonesian badminton athletes left for Hangzhou, China, on Monday (25/9/2023) early morning WIB. When they arrived there, the Red and White team immediately started their preparations by trying out the competition field at Binjiang Gymnasium, in order to get the best results at the 2022 Asian Games.
According to Putri KW, the match field used was quite normal and suitable. The only problem was on one side of field number four which was a little windy.
“The court is quite normal and quite nice, perfect for a badminton match. But on court number four, one side is a little windy,” explained Putri KW.
“Earlier I was still focused on just ‘getting’ my shots, because it was the first practice. Maybe tomorrow we will go into more detail on game patterns,” he continued.
Meanwhile, PBSI is targeting the Indonesian badminton team to bring home 3 gold medals from the 2022 Asian Games. The three gold medals are expected to come from the men’s team sector, then men’s singles and men’s doubles. Of course, by fielding the best Indonesian players, it is hoped that this target can be realized.