Swimming is preparing to hold Pelatnas. Even the Indonesian Swimming Association (PRSI) has already determined the names of 8 athletes who will join the Pelatnas. It’s just that currently PRSI is still coordinating to be able to determine when to start training camps with the projected qualifications for the Olympics.
Covid-19 pandemic, which makes swimming still not sure when to start for Pelatnas. PRSI itself is currently still waiting for certainty and answers from the manager of Bung Karno (GBK), who is communicating with the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Covid-19 Task Force.
Head of PRSI Binpres Wisnu Wardhana said that his party was ready if it was required to make an official proposal to be able to use the GBK Aquatic Stadium, in order to hold the National Pelatnas. Because, according to him, indeed in a pandemic such as this there was indeed a lot that had to be coordinated, especially regarding health protocols that had been established by the government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
“We also request assistance from friends in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, hopefully it will be carried out as soon as possible. But we still prioritize existing procedures,” he was quoted as saying by Republika.
At present, according to Vishnu PRSI has also locked the names of eight swimmers who are projected to follow the Tokyo Olympic Pelatnas. They are, I Gede Siman Sudartawa, Triady Fauzi, Azzahra Permatahani, Armandio Tangkas, and several other names.
To his colleagues in the PRSI area Wisnu also said that they must really pay attention and implement in detail the health protocols that have been provided by the government, in carrying out swimming training activities in particular.
“We are also aware that all activities in the pool are stopped. I hope that all athletes can maintain their fitness with independent training. Hopefully with the PSBB allowance, this can be a good start, of course it must comply with health protocols,” explained Wisnu.
Regarding the Tokyo Olympic qualification schedule, Wisnu admitted that there had been a rescheduling from the federation. Meanwhile, various other swimming events in the world are also still limited, and can not be started, because many countries are still unable to receive guests from other countries, for reasons of health safety.