The Executive Board of the Indonesian Weightlifting Association, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting Throughout Indonesia (PB PABBSI) is optimistic that they can get six lifters to the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
Until now Eko Yuli Irawan (61 kg men’s class) and Windy Cantika Aisah (49 kg women’s) have already confirmed a place to the Japanese Olympics. Both managed to occupy the ranking of the world’s 8 Where it became one of the conditions for qualifying for the Olympics called the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
The escape of the two lifters made PB PABBSI more optimistic that it could increase the number of representatives at the Olympics. Now they are trying to maximize the potential of four lifter so they can catch up with Eko and Windy.
The four lifters are Deni (class 67 kg for men), Rahmat Erwin Abdullah, Triyatno (class 73 -kg for men) and Nurul Akmal (class 87 kg for women). Deni is currently in the top 12, Erwin in the top 16, Nurul in the top 18 and Triyanto ranked 33 in the world.
Now all four are required to maximize the last four championships to improve their ranking at the IWF. Namely the International Fajr Cup Championship in Rasht, Iran (February 1-5), Asian Junior Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (February 13-19), Junior World Championships in Bucharest, Romania (March 14-21) and Asian Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan (April 16-25).
“As long as the commitment can win or achieve in the last 4 qualifications they can qualify. But if you look at it rationally, there are 3 big chances, namely Eko, Cantika and Deni. They must be able to maintain and increase their ranking. ”
“But if the 6 can pass, this will be an interesting story because there will be a support team for Eko, who we are targeting to win a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics,” said the Indonesian weightlifting team manager, Alamsyah Wijaya, reported from Beritasatu.com.