The Executive Board of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PB PBSI) is preparing to hold another intensive training camp for Cipayung Pelatnas athletes, after the upcoming Eid 2020.
During the current co-19 pandemic, the intensity of the training at the Cipayung Pelatnas was greatly reduced.
Delivered by the Head of the Guidance and Achievement Division of PBSI Susi Susanti, the training now being undertaken by badminton players is only to maintain their fitness.
According to the legend of Indonesian badminton life, the new Cipayung Pelatnas will again spur intensive training after Eid al-Fitr, or precisely on June 2, 2020.
After Lebaran later, the training program will return to normal as before, in order to prepare for various international tournaments, of course with a note, the events have been going well in the coming August.
“The portion of the training is around 40-50 percent, the most important thing is maintaining the health of athletes, so it adjusts to the athlete’s condition, the program is in accordance with the direction of coaches from each sector,” Susy said.
“The normal training program will run after Eid, hopefully the situation will return to normal,” Susy added.
The woman who presented the women’s singles gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics also gave a message to the badminton players of the Cipayung Pelatnas residents to always be disciplined in maintaining their skills and abilities, especially young athletes, to hone ‘feel’ their game to always be sharp.
“Young athletes must keep practicing stroke and accuracy, because in this section they are still immature, so they must be more consistent in training, so that their accuracy and punches don’t disappear after a long absence of tournaments and intensive training,” Susy said.
Further explained by Susi, the covid-19 pandemic forced PB PBSI to have to make the program more selective, effective and efficient, for the sake of athletes, especially those who were projected to defend the Indonesian Team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“Changes in the Olympic schedule will certainly have an impact on athletes, they must prepare themselves longer, body conditions must be maintained, performance will be further improved and reset so that the peak can be achieved at the Olympics,” Susy said.
Until now PB PBSI internally continues to hold discussions and communications related to their program towards the Olympics which will be held in 2021. These include programs for post-pandemic covid-19 athletes.