Indonesia Women’s Badminton Duo Takes Gold

The unseeded team of Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu were the surprise Olympic gold medalists defeating the second seeded team from China. And Anthony Sinisuka Ginting won a bronze in men’s singles. Ranked only #6 in the world Indonesia’s women went on an historic run to the gold, welcome news in a country down on its heels because of COVID and the accompanying mobility restrictions. This is the first gold for an Indonesian women’s pair. Susi Susanti took a singles gold in 1992 and Indonesia’s men have won singles and doubles medals dating back to Rudy Hartono’s gold in men’s singles at the 1972 Munich Olympics.