This year World Championship in Hyderabad will be without it’s defending champions in the men doubles section. It’s sad that Markis Kido & Hendra Setiawan couldn’t make it to the championship.

It is known that Markis Kido is sick and is suffering from high blood pressure.

It has been down the road after the pair won the Beijing Olympics gold medal. Kido was down with a knee injury earlier. Not only that, Markis Kido also suffered from food poisoning eating seafood.

There will not be any replacement for the unlucky Indonesian pairing as it’s a last minute withdrawal. Taipei Hu Ching Shien & Thai Chia Hsin will automatically move forward to the third round as they are suppose to meet the Indonesian pair in the second round.

Looks like Indonesia will not have a men doubles champions this time around in Hyderabad as there’s only Septano & Ahsan and Dasuki & Sukmawan to represent Indonesia.

We wish them speedy recovery and hope they can put all their bad luck behind them.

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  • toothfearie 8 years ago

    aw… really unlucky of them. Wish them speedy recovery.

    Oh well, one less pair for KKK/TBH to worry about *snickers*.

    Can’t wait for WC!

  • chiewshi 8 years ago

    Yea,read this news from this morning newspaper.
    It has been long time Markis and Setiawan didnt play in the badminton court due to injury of Markis.
    Hopefully Markis will get well soon and be able to join for other tournaments after World Championship.
    btw,since this defending champion has been knocked out for WC,this is increase the winning chance for Msia Men doubles..hopefully they grab this valuable chance and fighting all the way to final stage.
    Cant wait for this year WC !!!

  • Cedrick 8 years ago

    How unfortunate for them… but this means the race is wide open now! Ain’t I right? I don;t mean to disagree with evrybody, but I think there’s a very big chance for china to win it again.

    • jason 8 years ago

      To Cedrick : Don’t underestimate the English pairing.. Nathan Robertson & Anthony Clark..

  • cimuth 8 years ago

    awww..that’s too bad T.T I hope Kido will get well very soon

  • kim chua 8 years ago

    England has pulled out because of terror threat.

  • Cedrick 8 years ago

    To Jason: I totally agree with you. But if ever the English pair will meet the Korean pair of Lee Yong Dae & Jung Jae Sung, I’d bet my money on the Koreans. Unfortunately the English team withdrew from the tournament. 🙁