Alwi Farhan drew gold ink after emerging as winner at the 2023 BWF World Junior Championships (WJC). He is the first gold medal winner for the Indonesian men’s singles sector at the world junior badminton championship / Photo: Alwi Farh’s Instagram
Alwi Farhan’s body immediately went limp when he scored the final point to end Hu Zhe An’s resistance through a rubber game battle 21-19, 19-21, 21-14 in the final match of the 2023 BWF World Junior Championships (WJC) at The Podium, Monday (9/ 10/2023). The 18 year old badminton player fell to the court as if the heavy burden on his shoulders had been successfully overcome.
After waking up, Alwi then approached the trainer and hugged him. Her tears could no longer be contained, she was seen wiping away the tears that were rolling down her cheeks.
Alwi Farhan was recorded as the first gold medal winner for the Indonesian men’s singles sector in the World Junior Championships match. He is like a savior for the face of Indonesian badminton after at the 2022 Asian Games, the Red and White team failed to bring home a medal.
Alwi Farhan quickly stunned Indonesian badminton fans. He is also predicted to be the successor to the glory of Indonesian men’s singles.
Currently Alwi is ranked 101st in the world. His next target, after bringing home the gold medal and the 2023 WJC trophy, he hopes to develop further in the senior team with Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Jonatan Christie, Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, Christian Adinata and Tommy Sugiarto.
Apart from wanting to learn a lot from his seniors. The men’s singles badminton player who will enter national training in 2022 hopes to reach position 50 in the world.
“You can penetrate the top 50 in the world,” said Alwi in a short interview with PB Djarum (@PBDjarum).