The true star in Sukarno’s land, the driving enthusiast has dominated the world’s elite for nearly half a century. They are one of the favorites of the French international who passed by Sunday.
Salle Pierre-de-Coubertin, in Paris, hosted until Sunday, October 28, the French Badminton. Integrated since 2008 in the Superseries world circuit, this stage will have a taste of Indonesia since, although the world number 5 package Simon Santoso, 7 singles players and 13 pairs of doubles come from the country Sukarno. Indeed, in order to the world’s largest archipelagic state, badminton is not an anecdote. This discipline collects 18 out of 25 Indonesian Olympic medals. Six Olympic titles, 18 world titles, 13 Thomas Cup wins, the equivalent of a Davis Cup, badminton Indonesia has a track record along the arm.
Introduced by the Chinese minority of Malaysia in northern Sumatra elements in the late 1920s, badminton in Indonesia has changed from the initial disturbance at local fairs to competitive sporting events where the three clusters clashed. the most dominant ethnic group in the country: Java-Indonesia, China and the Netherlands (former colonial domination). This sport felt a real explosion in the 1950s. “At the time, the best players came from the Chinese minority, this is still happening today, even if different plays a more urgent role than on the parpar. Nt,” said Colin Brown, professor of political and social science at Parahyangan University in Bandung.
While Indonesia is trying to glow in sports competition, driving crazy is the very beginning of the cause of national honor, constantly provoking young guards. In 1959, Tan Joe Hok was the only Indonesian to win All England, Wimbledon Badminton. In the 1960s, Rudy Hartono earned an unrivaled record of winning a prestigious British tournament seven times in a row.
“BRAZILIAN OF BADMINTON”
“There are only two countries where badminton is really a national sport: Malaysia and Indonesia,” explained Bertrand Gallet, a former national player and coach who handles all singles. “If you match with football, Indonesia however Brazil is badminton, there is not a bit of supervision, a strict organization of training, the best that will recover after it will be met in the rUe,” he said.
The Rasidi, Weny and Arif, representing these spectacular generations fed these winners and relative anarchy. Installed in France for about ten years, their courses are most important. “My dad was playing with his friends, and I naturally opened at the age of 6 in Kediri, East Java, where I was born, and I practiced as fast as five times a week,” said Weny Rasidi, who defended French colors on an international level. “Badminton appear in each environment and can be played in individual rooms chartered by associations or outside until late,” said the woman who now holds a coach position at Chambly (Oise). Her husband, Arif, who played about two years in the Indonesian national team from 1999 to 2001, was also a product traced from this habit phenomenon. “As soon as you are old enough to use them, we give you snow shoes”, engrossing former training partners of all tricolor players and former assistants of all women and men in Poland. badminton.
This precondition and this power contribute to the constitution of solid and varied tips. “You find the basics faster, and even if badminton is an individual sport, the emulation of numbers leads to civilization,” said Weny Rasidi. Various technicians also allow to watch the players thoroughly appear. “Each coach has his own style, which offers so many techniques,” said Arif Rasidi.
The Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, the world champion next year Taufik Hidayat is for many years the ultimate success of the Indonesian model. Brice Leverdez, France’s number 1 and ranked 48th in the world, does not hide his admiration of the current world number 12: “He is a legend in his country, but in the world of badminton Meanwhile, not much behind in recent years, the quality of decline, it hits the hard forehand. “” Hidayat exudes spectacular fluidity and relaxation, it is forged through hard work, all the Indonesian blocks in bina that handle e “stands Brice Leverdez.
Dominator until the 2000s, however, badminton Indonesia clearly lost momentum. At the London Olympics in August, the envoy did not file a medal for the first time since the introduction of discipline to the 1992 Olympic program in Barcelona. The Chinese are obviously on top of the wind by sweeping the five titles involved. “He remains the main nation, but power the Indonesian school is the property of the past, “Judge Bertrand Gallet, the French technician believes to support some of this decadence.” Indonesian players have relied on their body and base. They are satisfied too not infrequently fai re last exchange, wheels in the field n “he said the Chinese school is, he’s new to .to develop his specialist game:” China has evolved. They mastered the technique, the intermediate game that created the difference today. In extreme conditions, this allows them to attempt to photograph. “Badminton remains a sport that, in Indonesia, has not yet completed the transition to business, requiring a scientific approach to games to rationalize might win,” said Australian researcher Colin Brown Although they are not needed from the 1950s until the end of the century, the unique investment, keeping and teaching the best is inevitable to race with the Chinese fleet and with a willingness to move forward. “The best players prefer to join the teams in Zealand New, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong or Taiwan, which offer them better play, teaching and financial conditions, “said Colin Brown. Given the difficulty at the moment, French badminton has moved away from the Indonesian model.” It is difficult to note the Asian method, you will never find the same results, “said Brice Leverdez agonals are now in the making of a clean style. “Indonesia is no longer an inspiration, but I am more interested in Denmark, it is a real school, not a few Danish people and they are the only ones competing with Asia” added Bertrand Gallet. If the criticism is harsh, optimism does not exist: “The Indonesian players’ groups are similar to the foreclosure with a harsh acknowledgment to their followers:” When the French players are still trying to cope with one or two rounds in the main rival, the failure of Indonesia means to write a quarter or a half … “