Daily Archives: April 5, 2019

Indonesian representatives progress to Malaysia Open quarter-finals

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Six representatives from Indonesia blazed a trail into the quarter-finals of the 2019 Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open badminton tournament at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to the BWF official website monitored from Jakarta, Friday, Indonesia fielded only one representative in the men’s singles category — Jonatan Christie — later scheduled to clash against Danish champion Viktor Axelsen.

On the same lines, Indonesia has placed its best bets on the pair of Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani and Rizki Amelia Pradipta for the women’s doubles, and the duo will face Chinese pair Du Yue / Li Yinhui.

For the mixed doubles event, the Red and White Team too was able to field only one pair Tontowi Ahmad and Winny Oktavina Kandow scheduled to fight against Malaysian duo: Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing.

In the men’s doubles category, Indonesia has sent three representatives, comprising Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, to square off against Chinese pair Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, who will clash against their team mates, Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto.

The 2019 Malaysia Open tournament is being held on Apr 2-7, 2019, at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the prize money up for grabs in the super 750 level badminton tournament reaching US$700 thousand.

The quarter-finals match will be held on Friday (Apr 5) from 15:00 local time.

Source: ANTARA News

Indonesia expected to attend ISSF general assembly in Saudi Arabia

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia, the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) member, is believed to be present at the federation’s general assembly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on April 8, 2019, a Saudi Arabian government official revealed.

“Indonesia, as the ISSF member, is expected to be among the attendees at the general session of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation during which the federation’s new chairman is expected to be elected,” President of Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Communication Center, Faheem H. Alhamid, informed Antara from Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Alhamid remarked that Indonesia’s mass media, particularly Indonesian news agency Antara, are set to be instrumental in ensuring the success of the ISSF general assembly by contributing through publications across varied platforms, including social media.

According to a report by SPA, the news agency of Saudi Arabia, from Riyadh on Thursday (Apr 4), the ISSF will organize a meeting on Monday (Apr 8) in Jeddah for voting for the federation’s new chairman as a replacement toTurki Al-Sheikh after he announced his resignation from the post.

The new ISSF chairman for the 2019-2021 period will be named.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Yousef AlOThaimeen will attend the meeting to cover discussions on the fifth version of the Islamic Solidarity Games 2021 and reports on administration, technical, and financial matters from the General Secretariat of the Federation.

In addition, the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation will organize two of its board meetings.

Source: ANTARA News

Indonesia expected to attend ISSF general assembly in Saudi Arabia

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia, the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) member, is believed to be present at the federation’s general assembly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on April 8, 2019, a Saudi Arabian government official revealed.

“Indonesia, as the ISSF member, is expected to be among the attendees at the general session of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation during which the federation’s new chairman is expected to be elected,” President of Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Communication Center, Faheem H. Alhamid, informed Antara from Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Alhamid remarked that Indonesia’s mass media, particularly Indonesian news agency Antara, are set to be instrumental in ensuring the success of the ISSF general assembly by contributing through publications across varied platforms, including social media.

According to a report by SPA, the news agency of Saudi Arabia, from Riyadh on Thursday (Apr 4), the ISSF will organize a meeting on Monday (Apr 8) in Jeddah for voting for the federation’s new chairman as a replacement toTurki Al-Sheikh after he announced his resignation from the post.

The new ISSF chairman for the 2019-2021 period will be named.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Yousef AlOThaimeen will attend the meeting to cover discussions on the fifth version of the Islamic Solidarity Games 2021 and reports on administration, technical, and financial matters from the General Secretariat of the Federation.

In addition, the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation will organize two of its board meetings.

Source: ANTARA News