Youth Olympic Games (YOG) or Youth Olympics, is still not a ‘friendly’ venue for
Indonesia. It is evident from the two teenage world multi events (2010, 2014), the new Indonesian contingent can collect two bronze medals.
Recorded, at the YOG 2010 or the first edition in Singapore, Indonesia, sent a total of 14 athletes, was only able to win one bronze medal from the weightlifting sport, through weightlifter, Dewi Safiti, lifter, in 53kg class.
The notes from 2010 are not much different from the next YOG, in Nanjing China 2014. With a larger number of contingents departing from the previous edition, 27 teenage athletes, but Indonesia’s achievements has not been able to crawl further. Back from Nanjing, the Indonesian contingent was only able to present one bronze medal. Where, this medal is presented by Antoni Sinisuka Ginting from individual badminton.
Now, at YOG 2018 Buenos Aires Argentina, with the strength of 18 young athletes, the Indonesian contingent is still striving to break records from the two previous organizers.
In the meantime, the Indonesian contingent has already equaled the achievements of the two Youth Olympics, through one bronze medal won by weightlifter Nur Vinatasari from the -53Kg class.
Unfortunately, as reported by Kompas.com, in badminton, Indonesia can no longer hope for a medal, after the Indonesian team’s mainstay victory in this event
Ikhsan Rumbay only reached the quarter-finals, after was defeated by an athlete from India, Laksyha Sen with a score of 17-21, 19-21.
However, hopes for Indonesia to be able to add a medal are still wide open. Some sports are still contested, and followed by Indonesian athletes, such as 3 × 3 basketball, athletics, swimming, shooting and beach volleyball.
Of course, the hopes of the Indonesian youth team athletes are still maintained, and need the enthusiasm and prayer of those of us in the country. Let us all support Indonesian athletes who are struggling at YOG 2018, so they can continue to improve their achievements.
Because of this event, it is not uncommon for many athletes to emerge that can be a mainstay for their respective countries, including in Indonesia.