The Indonesian team competing in bicycle racing continues to be excited to be able to pursue tickets to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. BMX is the most likely number, because it has athletes who are still struggling in the qualifying rounds until May 2020.
This optimism was conveyed by Raja Sapta Oktohari, Chairperson of the Indonesian Sport Bicycle Association (ISSI). According to him the time available is still very enough to catch the slot to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 through the qualifying round.
“Hopefully our athletes can qualify,” Oktohari said at the Kemenpora Office, Jakarta, Thursday, February 20, 2020, as reported by Tempo.co
Oktohari said, his party did not just send athletes to compete abroad but PB ISSI also continued to hold championships in the country which were also part of the Olympic qualifications. With hope, increasing the chance of Indonesian athletes can get as many points as possible.
“We will hold it again in Indonesia in order to increase the opportunity points for Indonesian athletes,” he said.
Previously, the Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali said, currently, there have been four sports that have passed athletes to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Of the four sports successfully donated six athletes.
“They are then Muhammad Zohri from athletics, Vidia Radika was shot, Riau Ega Agatha and Diananda Choirunnisa for archery, and Eko Yuli and Windy Cantika were weightlifter,” Zainudin said in a joint working meeting with the House of Representatives Commission X in the Nusantara Building, Jakarta, Wednesday , February 19, 2020.
The Menpora also added, that he targeted the athletes who would compete in Tokyo could be more than the 2016 Rio Olympics. At that time the Indonesian Team was defended by 28 athletes.
Now, said Zainudin, there are still 91 athletes from 15 sports who are hunting tickets to the 2020 Olympics. “We are targeting 30 athletes who can qualify,” he said.