Reportase.one, Jakarta – Men’s singles badminton player Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo is committed to performing optimally in the two consecutive events he will play, namely the 2023 Badminton Asia Championships (BAC 2023) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the 2023 SEA Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Malaysia Masters 2022 champion will appear at BAC 2023 which will be held on April 25-30, followed by the SEA Games on May 5-17.
“Certainly there are two fights (in the tournament), we can also have a three-day break there to recover and improve our abilities little by little,” Chico said in his official statement in Jakarta, Sunday.
Chico ensured that the preparations he had made at the PBSI Cipayung National Training Center had been going well since returning from his European tour two weeks ago. He is also ready to welcome the tournament schedule which will be packed again for the next month.
Physical and technical training is an important part of what he does in order to return to peak performance after struggling all out in Europe. Moreover, he had suffered an injury, which fortunately is now much better.
“Yes, of course there are physical exercises. The preparation has been pretty good. After the injury from last week, I started taking part in training and have been able to get the most out of it. The preparation has been pretty good,” Chico explained.
At the BAC 2023 event, Chico is one of three men’s singles who will defend the Indonesian national team in Dubai. The other two men’s singles are Jonatan Christie and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.
Initially, Pelatnas PBSI prepared four names to represent Indonesia in the 2023 BAC men’s singles number, plus Shesar Hiren Rhustavito.
Unfortunately, Shesar was canceled due to tournament regulations which do not allow players who are on the waiting list to play after the main draw has been announced.
Not only Shesar, Chico’s younger sister, Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo, who was previously scheduled to take part in the Indonesian women’s singles lineup at BAC 2023, also suffered the same fate and canceled her appearance.
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