Presidential Visit for Thomas Cup Champs

Indonesia President Joko Widodo made a VIP appearance at the Bali Convention Centre today to celebrate Indonesia’s men’s team success at the recent TotalEnergies BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 in Denmark.

Widodo played a short exhibition game of badminton against Thomas Cup heroes Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Jonatan Christie, Fajar Alfian, Muhammad Rian Ardianto, Hendra Setiawan, Mohammad Ahsan, Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, Leo Rolly Carnando, Daniel Marthin and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo in front of invited media.

He also enjoyed some top badminton action from the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021.

President Joko Widodo with Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

Ginting said of the President’s visit: “Thank you Mr President for coming to the Indonesia Badminton Festival and meeting the victorious Indonesian Thomas Cup team.

“Your support and motivation are very valuable for us so in the future we can achieve even more.”

The three-tournament Bali Leg culminating with the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals has been a smash hit in Indonesia.

While adoring fans have not been allowed onsite, all players have enjoyed tremendous fanfare including receiving a wealth of gifts sent to the official hotel.

Indonesians Gideon/Sukamuljo, Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu, and Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti remain in contention to capture the end-of-year title.

Showing Jonatan Christie a thing or too about badminton.
President Joko Widodo with the Thomas Cup trophy.

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