Julia Suryakusuma (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta ● Wed, August 4 2021
Indonesia bagged gold medals for badminton at the Tokyo Olympics — a historic win! Thanks to Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu, it was the first ever gold for Indonesia’s women’s doubles, but it was part of a gold legacy for badminton that we have had since 1958.
Greysia and Apriyani’s win was a much needed shot in the arm — of the non-vaccine kind! — to lift the spirits of a pandemic-bashed Indonesia.
According to the National Geographic (July 27), “Indonesia is a new COVID-19 epicenter. The peak has yet to come.” As if the title isn’t depressing enough, it adds a subtitle: “After the pandemic, we will probably have a lost generation.”
Great. (See also “RI braces for worst-case coronavirus scenario”, The Jakarta Post, July 16 and “Indonesia a g…
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