Indonesian men's doubles Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon won the runner-up title in the 2019 Badminton Asia Championships after acknowledging Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe's advantage in the final with a score of 18-21, 3-21.In the match that took place at the Wuhan Sports Center in China on Sunday (28/4), the Minions had mastered the control of the game in the first game and created a difference in scores that were quite far, although eventually they had to be overtaken and lost.In the second game, the Minions were unable to keep up with the fast play given by Endo-Watanabe so that they left the score gap very far until the end of the match. With the results of this 35-minute match, the head-to-head record of the two pairs is 2-1, with the advantage still being held by the Minions who are the world number-one pair.
Indonesian driver, Sean Gelael returned to packing points in the Formula 2 GP of Azerbaijan race after finishing eighth in Race 2 on Sunday. He finished the race in 48 minutes 51.008 seconds or 7.724 seconds adrift from Nicholas Latifi (DAMS) who won the race, according to the official Formula 2 page on Sunday (28/4). The Prema Racing team driver made a good start, racing from the third grid to P1 following Nikita Mazepin (ART Grand Prix) who started from pole position.From there, Sean stayed at the race leader for five laps. However, since the third lap, he felt something wrong with his car so Nicholas Latifi (DAMS) who followed the P2 was able to reduce the distance from 2 seconds to 0.9 seconds. Then when Latifi followed Sean from the outside, there was a collision in the right rear tire, so Sean lost his position and found the balance of his car affected.After the incident, Sean practically fought to stay on the points in the middle of several incidents that occurred. Latifi himself won as a winner and became the first driver of the season to win two races. Until the second series, Sean was ranked 13th in the temporary driver standings with 9 points.
The karate championship between Asian U-21 countries and Cadet Putri, which took place in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah State, Malaysia, ended with placing Indonesia at number 11 medal acquisition. The Consul for Information, Social and Culture of the Indonesian Consulate General of Kota Kinabalu, Cahyono Rustam on Monday explained that the karate championship which took place April 26-28 2019 was attended by 23 countries.Japan ranked first with 16 gold medals, seven silver and six bronze. The second rank is occupied by Kazakhstan with four gold medals, eight silver medals and five bronze medals. The third rank is occupied by Saudi Arabia with four gold, one silver and five bronze. While the Indonesian contingent occupies 11th place with three silver and nine bronze.Cahyono revealed, Indonesia managed to place three karateka in the final but failed to get a gold medal. They are Ocneil Juandi Simarmata in the category of Kata Cadet Putra, Trie Riantika in Kumite U-21 women's 55 kg category and Nicky in the category of KumiteU-2 women's 61 kg.At this 18th Asian Karate Championship in Kota Kinabalu, Indonesia sent 35 athletes in all categories. But most have not won a medal because they are not burdened with achievement targets.
Two North Sulawesi pencak silat athletes gained medals at the Belgium Open Championship at Schoten Belgium, April 24-28 2019.Head of North Sulawesi Youth and Sports Service, Marchel Sendoh, in Manado, Monday said that the athletes are Hidayat Limonu and Abdul Malik.At the championship, Hidayat won the gold medal in class C 55-60 kg, while Abdul Malik won a silver medal in class B 50 - 55 kg. Marchel said that the athletes are currently being prepared at the National Training Center to strengthen the National Team at the SEA Games.In the championship in Belgium, the Indonesian team won eight gold medals, four silvers and three bronze. The 2019 Belgium Open Championship event in Belgium is a venue for Indonesian team trials to face the 2019 SEA Games.