|Sony Dwi Kuncoro|
Sony Dwi Kuncoro is now reap the fruits of his hard work to re-shine in the arena of world badminton.
A few years ago he suffered a hip injury that made his performance slipped and was knocked off its ranking of the top 100.
Sony had suffered through the dark days when the injury bothered him so well during training and competition. Quite often he had to lift the suitcase earlier for failing to pass opponents who on paper should be defeated.
Slowly but surely, Sony got up and started to perform better in the games that followed. Last year he was able to pick two event titles in Thailand and Indonesia Grand Prix Gold 2012.
No wonder if the rankings were creeping up. Last week he was still entrenched in the ranks 10th in the world. Managed to penetrate the premier-class tournament semifinals in Korea Open last week, Sony got 7700 points and also rocketed up the rankings to fifth world.
"This is the fruit of my hard work, sometimes I also believe you do not believe could come back again. It was in this heart cry when I remember the first fight of the ranks of more than 100. I do not want that to happen again, I would not rank down again "said Sony told badmintonindonesia.ya.
Standing fifth in the world to make Sony a powerful men's singles Indonesia today, shifting the position of Simon Santoso, who has now dropped two places to rank ninth. If Sony manages to look stable, it is quite possible he will be the first men's singles at the Sudirman Cup squad which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, May.
"I think every athlete must have a desire to be first, do not want to be the second, third and so on. Obviously I wanted to be the best men's singles "said Sony.
Sony also revealed that he still had the desire to compete in the Olympic Games Brazil 2016. Sony is a men's singles bronze medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
In addition to Sony, the women's singles shuttlers Linda Wenifanetri also experienced a significant increase in ratings. Last week Linda perched at position 25 world, is ranked 21.