Ottawa, Canada – The Indonesian Para-Badminton Contingent, consisting of 3 coaches and 9 athletes have successfully won 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals during their participation in the 2023 YONEX Canada Para-Badminton International. The competition took place at the Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa, Canada, on June 14 – 18, 2023 and served as one of the qualifications towards the Paris 2024 Paralympics.
“We thank the Ambassador and the Indonesian Embassy team and all the representatives from the Indonesian community and Diaspora in Ottawa, who continue to provide support to us. Ambassador’s support has become a spirit for the athletes to do their best for Indonesia”, said Jarot Hernowo, Head Coach.
Four Indonesian gold medals were presented by mixed doubles SH6 on behalf of Subhan/Rina Marlina, Hikmat Ramdani/Leani Ratri Oktila in mixed doubles SL3 – SU5, Qonitah Ikhtiar in women’s singles SL3 and fourth gold from Rina Marlina in women’s singles SH6. Three silver medals were presented by Khalimatus Sa’diyah in women’s singles SL4, Leani Ratri/Khalimatus in women’s doubles SL3-SU5 and SL3-SU5 mixed doubles pair Fredy Setiawan/Khalimatus. Meanwhile, the bronze medals were won by Fredy Setiawan and Hikmat Ramdani (SL4 men’s singles) and Dheva Anrimusti in the SU5 men’s singles.
Ambassador Daniel Tumpal Simanjuntak, accompanied by the Embassy’s team and their representatives from the Indonesian community and Diaspora in the city of Ottawa were supporting the contingents during the tournament.
A total of 39 countries, with a total of 233 athletes participated in the International Para-Badminton tournament in Canada. Countries that also sent representatives include South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, England, France, Denmark and Peru.
On the last day of the tournament, Ambassador Daniel Simanjuntak held a dinner for the Indonesian contingent at Wisma Indonesia.
“Congratulations on the extraordinary achievements that have been achieved by Indonesian athletes in Canada. I am very proud, because what the contingent has done during their participation in the championship in Canada is a concrete form of Indonesian public diplomacy,” concluded Ambassador Simanjuntak.