The main coach of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) men’s doubles team, Herry Iman Pierngadi, is currently facing a dispute with one of the top badminton athletes, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.
The dispute between the two even reached Kevin’s unwillingness to work with Herry IP again.
Of course, this is surprising news in the badminton world. Herry IP is known as one of the men’s doubles coaches who gets a lot of praise because all of his students have shown extraordinary achievements, even though they haven’t had the opportunity to get an Olympic medal.
One of the best men’s doubles who is seeded as the golden boy is Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, who for almost 5 years have been in the world rankings.
The fact of the dispute between Kevin and Herry IP, of course, immediately became the spotlight in various media circles and also badminton fans.
The beginning of their dispute began when Herry IP released an uncomfortable statement regarding Kevin’s fighting attitude at the EAST Ventures Indonesia Open 2022 last year.
This news seems to answer questions from various parties why at the 2022 World Championship and Japan Open 2022, Marcus/Kevin were not accompanied by Herry IP during the match.
This dispute is certainly very regrettable by various parties. Quoting from Kevin’s interview, PBSI itself has made a decision on this incident. However, when the decision will be announced, it is not yet clear.
Herry IP Profile
Get to know Herry IP, let’s look at his brief profile below.
- Full Name: Herry Iman Pierngadi
- Popular Name: Herry IP
- Nickname: Fire Dragon Coach
- Place of Birth: Pangkal Pinang
- Date of Birth: August 21, 1962
- Age: 60 Years
- Couple: Loa Kim Fun
- Coaching Sector: Men’s Doubles
- Instagram: @herry_ip
Had left PBSI, in 2011 Herry IP returned to PBSI.
Apart from Marcus/Kevin, Herry IP himself has succeeded in lifting the achievements of the five other major Indonesian men’s doubles, such as Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto, Bagas Maulana/Muhammad Shohibul Fikri, Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan/Pramudya Kusumawardana and Daniel Martin/Leo Rolly Carnando.
That was the brief profile of Herry IP, the coach of the PBSI men’s doubles team who was having an argument with Kevin Sanjaya.