All England Champion Jonathan Christie Breaks Indonesia's 30 Year Wait
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All England Champion Jonathan Christie Breaks Indonesia’s 30 Year Wait

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All England Champion Jonathan Christie Breaks Indonesia’s 30 Year Wait. Indonesian men’s singles Jonathan Christie admitted that he did not expect to win All England 2024. Jonathan managed to win All England 2024 after defeating fellow Indonesian representative Anthoni Sinisuka Ginting. The Ginting versus Jonathan match in the All England 2024 final schedule took place at the Utilita Arena Birmingham, England, on the week of March 17 2024. In the final match, Jonathan’s nickname Jojo beat Ginting in two straight games with a score of 21-15 and 21-14.

“Praise God, I am very grateful for what God has given me, especially this week.” said Jonathan in his statement from the Indonesian Badminton organization. Jonathan’s success in becoming champion made Indonesia’s 30 year wait to win the All England title in the men’s singles sector come to an end. The last time Indonesia lifted the All England title in the men’s singles sector was when Harianto Arbi triumphed in the 1994 edition. At that time, Harianto Arbi became champion after defeating another. Indonesian representative in the final, Ardi B Wiranata.

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“What’s more valuable is that Antoni Ginting and I, the men’s singles team, finally we were able to repeat the history of 30 years ago. This title was not easy to achieve. It took years of hard training. Every time we failed at the tournament, we went home, then practiced again, failed again, then trained harder. again. Always like that Until finally God gave us the fruit today.” he said.

Jonathan admitted that he enjoyed the final match. Because Indonesia has confirmed the title after yesterday confirming all Indonesian finals. “I’m enjoying it even more because whoever wins, the important thing is that Indonesia has made history. I’m very happy.” said Jonathan. “After this, many people will definitely have higher expectations, but I can only do the best I can do,” he said again.

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