SUSANTI AND KUSUMA TO WED IN FEBRUARY
from a report filed by an Anonymous Player
January 16, 1997 (New Shuttlenws) - Sources close to the Indonesian
badminton team now competing at the Japan Open in Tokyo report that
1992 Olympic Games badminton gold medal winners Susi Susanti and Alan Budi
Kusuma will be married in grand fashion on February 23 in Jakarta.
More than 1200 guests have been invited to the wedding, including top
government and badminton officials. Indonesian President Suharto is expected
to be in attendance to honor Indonesia's first Olympic gold medalists on
their wedding day.
Many more Indonesian badminton fans are expected to come to the wedding
ceremony as onlookers and well-wishers.
Susanti and Kusuma will have a short honeymoon after the wedding but intend
to compete at the All-England Open in mid-March.
The same sources also report that Susanti and Kusuma will continue to play
competitively on the world scene for one to two more years and that Susanti
may play more women's doubles, or alternate singles and doubles, playing
doubles in one tournament and singles in the next. They have no plans of
playing mixed doubles together competitively.
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