“Our target for this year’s achievement is better than the Youth Olympic 2014. We have the chance to win medals in all sports, but this year’s superior is weightlifting and badminton,” – Dito Ariotedjo, CdM Team Indonesia for the Youth Olympic Games 2018.
A total of 17 athletes were released at the Ministry of Sports (Kemenpora) Building, Jakarta, Monday (1/10/2018), to attend the Youth Olympic Games 2018. The Indonesian contingent will fight at the Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 6th, 2018 until October 18th, 2018.
In the 3rd summer edition of Youth Olympics event, Indonesia will compete in 8 sports, including beach volleyball, badminton, weightlifting, golf, badminton, shooting, basketball and swimming.
Dito Ariotedjo, as the Chief de Mission of the Team Indonesia for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 hopes that this time the Indonesian contingent able to improve the records that had been recorded in the two previous Olympics. In the two Olympics in 2010 and 2014, Indonesia won 1 bronze medal from weightlifting and badminton.
In the same place, the Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi hopes that the athletes who depart able to give achievements as a grief remedy for natural disasters that are happening in Indonesia.
“We want the Youth Olympic Games 2018 become a stepping stone to the Olympics. To have good competition and hopefully the achievements of the athletes can entertain our grieving brothers, “said Imam as quoted from bola.com