For the sake of finalizing preparations to face the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, the All-Indonesia Swimming Association (PRSI) launched a number of athletes. The special concentration of the practice is held in the highlands of Kunming, Yunnan, China.
According to the Deputy Chairman of the General Management of the Indonesian Swimming Association (PB PRSI) Harlin Raharjo, the training center was held for 12 days. If on schedule, training will begin on Friday (10/18/2019) and end on Wednesday (10/30/2019).
At least 10 out of a total of 13 athletes were brought to the national training plate in China. In addition, PRSI also brought 7 official people who would coordinate all athletes’ activities. They departed from Soekarno Hatta Airport on Thursday (10/17/2019).
“The 10 athletes who departed were national athletes and 7 officials,” Harlin said, quoted from Wartakota.tribunnews.com.
The 10 athletes are: AA Kania Ratih’s wife, Adinda Larasati Dewi, Anandita Treciel Vannesae, Azzhara Permatahani, Nurul Fajar Fitriyanti, Ressa Kania Prawira, Farrel Armandio, Tangkas Gagarin, Nathaniel Yus, and Muhammad Fahri.
Harlin added there was a special reason for holding the national training in Kunming China. The capital of the Yunan province is known for its plateau. Because of its geographical location oxygen levels in Kunming tend to be thin. So that it becomes a favorite favorite to increase the volume of 02 maximum or VO2 Max athletes.
“Athletes are used to swimming with lower oxygen levels,” he explained.
Meanwhile there were three athletes who could not participate in the concentration camp, namely I Gede Siman Sudartawa, Triadi Fauzi, and Glen Viktor. They are absent because of various kinds of things and their respective activities. Harlin said the three would now hold separate exercises independently.
“Siman trained in America, Triadi in Bandung, Glen only had children so he trained himself in Surabaya,” Harlin said.