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Indonesia Wins Three Champion Title in Indonesia International Challenge

Indonesia won three championships in the 2019 Indonesia International Challenge (IIC). The achievement was achieved through mixed doubles, women’s doubles and sons.

In the final round at GOR Djarum, Magelang, Sunday 927/10/2019, Zachria Joshiano Sumanti / Hediana Julimarbela defeated fellow Indonesian representatives Rian Agung Saputra / Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah, Zachria / Hediana won with a score of 22-20, 21-14.

The incision was special for Zachria / Hediana, because it became their first title. They were only two months ago at the Vietnam Open 2019 BWF Tour Super 100.

“We didn’t expect the champion, the most important thing was playing optimally,” Zachria said after the match.

“I am happy to be a champion, but I didn’t expect that because the opponent was already heavy from the start. With this title, hopefully our confidence will increase,” Hediana said.

Meanwhile, Rian / Tiara praised Zacharia / Hediana’s appearance. Tiara said the opponents appeared more ready in the final.

“When it is in the finals it is a matter of who is more prepared. Today they are far more ready than us, very ready,” said Tiara.

“Must try again in the next tournament. Hopefully the results can be even better,” said Rian.

The women’s double was also won by Anggia Shitta Awanda / Pia Zebadiah Bernadet. This pair defeated a Japanese couple, Natsu Saito / Naru Shinoya, with a score of 21-19, 21-18.

“I am very happy for the first time (champion) in an international tournament,” Pia said.

“We are better prepared for the game this time, although earlier in the first game we were still a little bit awed, but slowly we were able to overcome it. Opponents also actually played well, but we are better prepared today,” Anggia said.

One other title is led by the men’s single, Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay. He defeated Sony Dwi Kuncoro with a score of 21-13, 21-15.

“What is certain is that this title is very valuable because I have not been on the podium for almost a year. Thank God, I can go on the podium now,” Ikhsan said.

“Today he played very well. I know Ikhsan, a young player who has good power and speed,” Sony said.

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