The Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora) assesses that the shooting sport has a great potential to make the Indonesian Nation on a global level. Therefore, the Ministry of Transport will continue to pay attention to shooting sports.
One of the attention that will be given by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, explained by the Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali, that his party will immediately give slots to shooting athletes to be able to enter the Student Education and Training Center (PPLP) in 2020.
Although Zainudin admitted that PPLP athletes were still young, because they were in middle and high school age, they were indeed projected not to be short term, but long term. Where, it is hoped they can already be part of the Indonesian Team at the upcoming 2032 Olympics.
“12 years from now, the recruitment of our athletes is currently aged 12 to 14 years, so it is expected that in 2032 they will be in their 25s so at the peak performance of an athlete,” said the Menpora, in between opening the International Rapid Reaction Shoot Championship. Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), at Senayan Shoot Field, Jakarta, Saturday (07/03), reported by Antara.
“We prepare athletes early on, hopefully they will grow talent and athletes to strengthen the Indonesian contingent in shooting sports as one of the sports that is relied on to bring the name of the nation and country in the championships of Southeast Asia, Asia and other international championships,” continued Zainudin.
The basis of the Ministry of Youth and Sports gives attention to shooting sports, because in recent times, shooting has been able to show extraordinary achievements. Starting from the 2019 Philippines SEA Games, to be able to pass athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
At the 2019 SEA Games, the shot exceeded the target, winning seven gold medals for the Red and White.
“PB Perbakin’s achievements were extraordinary. They set a target of four gold, but shot to seven gold. For that reason, shooting was prepared as one of the sports to the Tokyo Olympics,” said the Menpora.
One PERBAKIN athlete who has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is Vidya Rafika who is still 18 years old. In addition to Vidya, Perbakin peged, could pass one other athlete to the largest multi sport event in the world.