The Indonesian Archery Association (Perpani) prepares to step on the gas, by directly targeting to win a medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2021. This was confirmed by the Chairman of PB Perpani Illiza Sa’duddin. He hopes that archery can repeat history at the 1988 Seoul Olympics by flying the red and white, through the silver medal won by the legendary trio, Kusuma Wardhani, Lilies Handayani and Nurfitriyana Saiman.
“We hope to be able to repeat history. At present the Indonesian arrow team has pocketed 2 tickets to the Tokyo Olympics, each in the individual number of male and female, still remaining tickets on the team number that will be contested at the upcoming Word Archery championship,” said Illiza Sa ‘ duddin Djamal after being inaugurated by the Chairperson of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI), Marciano Norman inaugurated and inaugurated PB Perpani virtually in the KONI Central Building, Wednesday (5/20), as reported by Beritasatu.
It must be admitted, that the Indonesian Team for archery, was indeed able to show slick performance at the 2018 Asian Games. Where the National Team managed to get a silver medal from Diananda Choirunnisa and bronze by Riau Ega Agatha Salsabila. This good result continued at the 2019 Manila SEA Games, which managed to carve 2 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze. This is in accordance with the targets of the Indonesian National Olympiade Committee (NOC).
“With the management structure that will continue the 2018-2022 service period which is very complete, I’m sure archery will be more advanced. I believe the management in the structure will work on the basis of love and with good intentions to maintain the achievement of Perpani so far and the accountability of Archery in Indonesia, “Illiza said.
According to Illiza, the covid-19 pandemic did have a big impact with the training camp plan (Pelatnas) as well as the delay of many international events and plans for a try out that the Indonesian Archery National Team should have.
This situation is a big challenge for PB Perpani to be able to make a solution so that national team development does not run in place, even backwards. One way that is prepared, is by allowing athletes to be able to keep practicing on their own in their respective homes.
Illiza was elected at the Perpani National Conference at the end of February 27, 2020 in Jakarta by acclamation, replacing Kelik Wirawan Widodo who resigned. The inauguration agenda was originally scheduled by PB Perpani in March but the Covid 19 outbreak was delayed so that according to the Central KONI and Perpani agreement, a virtual inauguration was decided.
In this case, PB Perpani printed a new history because it became the first sports organization (sport) for which the new board was inaugurated and confirmed virtually and had never happened in the KONI journey.
Dalam hal ini, PB Perpani mencetak sebuah sejarah baru karena menjadi organisasi cabang olahraga (cabor) pertama yang pengurus barunya dilantik dan dikukuhkan secara virtual serta belum pernah terjadi dalam perjalanan KONI.