Indonesian’s mainstay male swimmer, I Gede Siman Sudartawa continued to intensify his training portion after competing in the Asian Games 2018 last August. Moreover, in 2019, precisely at the SEA Games event, he wants to reach the maximum target and also wants to get a ticket to a more prestigious event, the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Although this swimmer from Bali, has already tasted world class competition when he contested in the London Olympics 2012. However, the 24-year-old athlete is very eager to make his second appearance at the Olympics.
“What is certain is that I want to try (qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics 2020), but the qualifications are in several championships,” said I Gede Siman Sudartawa reported by Suara.com (10/19/2018).
Furthermore, Siman also said that in 2019 he will be contested at the Aquatic World Championship in South Korea. He also targets to be able to achieve the best results in the event, because from the championship the points gained are very influential for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
“What is certain is that next year there will be Aquatic World Championship 2019 in South Korea, I want to appear there (to collect points),” he added.
On this occasion, Siman hopes, in the preparatory period ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, PRSI can provide a better preparation program for Indonesian swimming athletes. He also reflected when two years ago he had the opportunity to appear in the Brazilian Olympic event but he failed because the PRSI as the parent organization preferred Glenn Victor Sutanto to represent Indonesia.
“I hope that the planning can be further strengthened, because in the past the problem is the same, which is lack of budget,” said the gold medal winner of the SEA Games 2017.
Siman himself is still being rested by the head coach until December 2018 after he was contested at the prestigious Asian level event, the Asian Games. During the given holiday Siman and other national swimmers are only given homework, which is training independently and mostly participating in swimming championships in their respective regions.
Siman himself is still being rested by the head coach until December 2018 after he dropped to the prestigious Asian level event, the Asian Games. During the given holiday Siman and other national swimmers were only given home work, namely training independently and mostly participating in swimming championships in their respective regions.