A total of 350 Indonesian athletes who will compete in the 2018 Asian Games gather at Istora Senayan Jakarta, Sunday, August 5th, 2018. They are present in the inauguration of the Indonesian contingent who will go down in the 4th annual event. As is known, the Asian Games 2018 will open on August 18th, 2018. This Asian Games will be held in several places in Jakarta, Palembang and West Java until September 2nd, 2018.
In the inauguration of the Indonesian contingent, there are Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nahrawi, Coordinating Minister for Human Empowerment and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, Puan Maharani, Chief de Mission of the 2018 Asian Games, Comm. Pol Syafruddin, and INASGOC Chair, Erick Thohir.
In his remarks, Erick Thohir reminded Indonesia of its target to enter the top 10 at the Asian Games this time. “We express our appreciation to the Minister of Youth and Sports, CDM, and all sports administrators who continue to prepare athletes to perform at the Asian Games. The Indonesian contingent is the most, and that proves we are a great nation. The target we must strive for is the top 10, “Erick said in his remarks, as reported by Viva.co.id.
Meanwhile, Puan Maharani hopes that all of the athletes will fight to defend Indonesia. “This is a proud event. This is a big responsibility. Because, all of you are representatives of this nation and country at the Asian Games. But, all of you should be proud because you are a person who is worthy of representing the nation and the country, “said Puan.