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From Nickname Dora to Korean Protest


Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

Chen Qing Chen has long been widely known by Indonesian badminton fans because they have often been rivals of Indonesian badminton since junior. The following is the profile of Chen Qing Chen who was protested by South Korea on Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Chen Qing Chen is one of the foreign players who is familiar among Indonesian badminton fans. Although he is only 24 years old, he has long been familiar in rivalry with Indonesian players.

As a junior, Chen Qing Chen was a versatile player who played in women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Chen Qing Chen is the figure who dashed the hopes of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Masita Mahmudin and Rian Ardianto/Rosyita Eka Putri to become world junior champions in the mixed doubles number.

In the women’s doubles, Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yifan were also the figures who defeated Apriyani Rahayu/Rosyita in the women’s doubles final of the 2014 World Junior Championships.

After entering the senior level, Chen Qing Chen’s career improved greatly. He had continued to play in two numbers and even competed with senior Indonesian players such as Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir.

Chen Qing Chen has long been known by Indonesian badminton fans. (Pool via REUTERS/LINTAO ZHANG)

Because he often met Indonesian players, Chen Qing Chen had earned the nickname ‘Dora’ from Indonesian netizens because his haircut resembled the cartoon character.

With such a young age, Chen Qing Chen has already managed to occupy the world number one position and has remained stable in the top flight for many years. Chen Qing Chen then focused more on women’s doubles after splitting from Zheng Si Wei in mixed doubles.

Chen Qing Chen has also tasted the world title and Asian Games gold medal in women’s doubles. He also became one of China’s motorcycles to win the Uber Cup and Sudirman Cup.

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Chen/Jia came with second seed status. At the Olympics, Chen Qing Chen’s appearance became one of the highlights.

Chen Qing Chen’s loud scream boomed. However, the shout that was voiced by Chen Qing Chen received protests from the Korean Badminton Association.

The Korean Badminton Association is even planning to file an official protest against the BWF for the shouts that are considered rude.

Chen Qing Chen himself had already explained that he was only shouting to encourage himself.

Chen/Jia in the end had to settle for the silver medal. Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu won the gold medal in the women’s doubles badminton Olympics.

In the final round, Greysia/Apriyani won 21-19, 21-15.

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