The Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora) has announced that it will send more athletes to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, compared to the Rio Olympics in 2016.
According to Menpora Zainudin Amali, in 2016 in Rio, the Indonesian Team only passed 28 athletes from badminton, athletics, rowing, archery, weightlifting and bicycle racing. So that in 2020 the number is targeted to increase.
“While there are currently 74 Indonesian athletes from various sports that must continue to participate in various qualifying championships until April next year to qualify for the 2020 Olympics,” Zainudin said, as quoted by Tempo.co
Meanwhile, Deputy IV for Sports Performance Improvement at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Chandra Bhakti, said that the Indonesian Team has so far passed five athletes to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Those who have confirmed the slots at the 2020 Olympics are, Lalu M Zohri (athletics), Eko Yuli Irawan (weightlifting), Riau Ega Agatha S and Diandra Choirunnisa (archery), and Vidya Rafika (shooting).
“The optimal potential for athletes to qualify for the Olympics is around 46 athletes from 13 sports,” Chandra said at the Kemenpora Office, Jakarta, Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Chandra added, currently there is still the potential to qualify for the Olympics from athletics through two athletes. In addition, it was stated, that weightlifting also has the same opportunity as two lifter to win Olympic tickets.
“For archery 4 athletes and 12 badminton athletes,” he said.
Chandra also mentioned, that two beach volleyball athletes, also have a great opportunity to appear at the 2020 Olympics. Roller skates still according to him also have the opportunity to pass two athletes.
“Furthermore, rowing 8 athletes, tennis 2 athletes, bicycle 1 athlete, boxing 1 athlete, shooting 1 athlete, taekwondo 2 athletes, and swimming 2 athletes, he said.