Indonesian women's badminton player Ghaida Nurul Ghaniyu finish as women's singles runner-up position in the 2019 Badminton Future Series championship in Lima after competing against Cuban player Taymara Oropesa Pupo with a score of 21-19, 14-21 and 27-29 in the final. The match went exciting and thrilling especially in the decisive third set. The two players follow each other in the acquisition of numbers to occur three times deuce.
Ghaida who threw down the resistance of the Peruvian women's singles who became the number 1 seeded player, Daniela Marcias with a score of 21-15 and 21-11 in the semifinal party the day before, conceded to her opponent in the final on Sunday, 12 May 2019. is the number 2 seeded player in the championship held by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Whereas in the previous three matches Ghaida appeared stunning with a pretty convincing number of points against Maria Delia Zambrano (21-15, 21-17), Fernanda Munar Solimano (21-10, 21-8) and Daniela Macias (21-15, 21 -11). Fernanda and Daniela are both Peruvian badminton while Maria is from Ecuador.
Ghaida, an Indonesian badminton player from Djarum Kudus club who was undergoing training in Montreal, Canada for a period of 2 years was the only Indonesian athlete who competed in this championship and was not ranked as the leading player. But Ghaida managed to look stunning despite failing to win the first place.
Ghaida who at night before the match attended the break fasting and tarawih together at Wisma Indonesia, has shown her determination and effort to win the badminton championship despite having to lose in the final. Besides Ghaida, there was also an Indonesian badminton coach named Yandi Muharam who became the coach of Ecuador's national badminton athletes in the city of Guayaquil who also competed in the badminton championship in Lima. (Source: Indonesian Embassy in Lima)
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