Indonesia's Ginting defeats Denmark's Antonsen at Indonesia Masters finals


Winner Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia (right) posing on the podium with runner-up Anders Antonsen of Denmark following their men's singles final match at the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta on Sunday (Jan 19). - AFP

JAKARTA: Indonesian top shuttler Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on Sunday (Jan 19) lifted men's singles title at the Indonesia Masters 2020 after defeating defending champion Anders Antonsen.

Ginting beat Antonsen in an hour and 11 minutes by 17-21,21-15,21-9.

The Dane won his first-ever title after defeating Japan's Kento Momota.

In the women's singles, Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon secured a gold medal after outplaying Spain's No. 1 Carolina Marin in an hour and 20 minutes by 21-19,11-21,21-18.

In another final, Indonesia's Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo took home the gold medal in the men's doubles after defeating their compatriots Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.

The duo defeated Ahsan and Setiawan in 32 minutes with scores of 21-15 21-16.

Meanwhile, in the women's doubles, Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu secured the gold medal after defeating Denmark's Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen in the finals in three sets.

The duo beat the Danes in an hour and 20 minutes by 18-21,21-11,23-21.

The Indonesia Masters 2020 is taking place from Jan 14 to 19 at the Istora Senayan sports stadium in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta.

The total prize money for the event is US$400,000, which is up about 14% from that of the same event in 2019. - Xinhua/Asian News Network

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