President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) released the Indonesian contingent that will compete in the 2021 Olympics which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The release ceremony was held at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.
“Today we reach the peak of the competition to maintain health, maintain stamina, maintain motivation, and focus on the match and focus on achievement,” said Jokowi, quoted from Setkab.go.id.
“The people have high hopes for you and your achievements will be the achievements of our country, Indonesia,” Jokowi continued.
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 10, 2021.
Indonesia dispatched 28 athletes and 17 officials from 8 sports (sports).
These eight sports are fully ready to compete in a sporting manner and have the potential to win medals.
The eight sports are athletics, archery, rowing, shooting, badminton, weightlifting, swimming, and surfing.
“I know that preparations for the Tokyo Olympics have been carried out optimally and my athletes have also worked hard to improve their achievements,” said Jokowi.
“Congratulations on carrying out this heavy mandate.
The people are waiting for you to return to your country with medals that make Indonesia proud. I hope your struggle will be successful,” he concluded. Four representatives of athletes who will compete in the Tokyo Olympics were present in person at this release.
They are Alviyanto Bagas Prastyadi (archery), Arif Dwi Pangestu (archery), Aflah Fadlan Prawira (swimming), and Windy Cantika Aisah (weightlifting). In addition, the release ceremony was also attended by athletes, officials, and the general chairman of the main sports branch from a number of places.
These include the Aston Hotel, Hotel Mulia, Pangalengan rowing training center, Bali surfing training center, the weightlifting training center at Mess Kwini, and Century Hotel.
The following is a list of 28 Indonesian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics:
- Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (men’s single)
- Jonathan Christie (sons singles)
- Gregoria Mariska Tunjung (single daughter)
- Greysia Polii (women’s doubles)
- Apriyani Rahayu (women’s doubles)
- Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (men’s doubles)
- Marcus Ferlandi Gideon (men’s doubles)
- Mohammad Ahsan (men’s doubles)
- Hendra Setiawan (men’s doubles)
- Praveen Jordan (mixed doubles)
- Jasmine Daeva Oktavianti (mixed doubles)
- Then Muhammad Zohri (100 m son)
- Alvin Tehupeiory (women’s 100m – wildcard)
- Diananda Chairunisa (women’s individual recurve)
- Riau Ega Salsabila (individual recurve and men’s team)
- Aried Dwi Pangestu (team recurve)
- Bagas Prastayadi (team recurve) Shooting
- Vidya Rafika Rahmatan Toyyiba (10m air rifle)
- Mutiara Rahma Putri (lightweight women double)
- Melani Putri (lightweight women double)
- Rio Waida (man shortboard)
- Eko Yuli Irawan (61 kg male)
- Denin (67 kg male)
- Rahmat Erwin Abdullah (73 kg male)
- Windy Cantika Aisah (49 kg daughter)
- Nurul Akmal (+87 kg daughter)
- Aflah Fadlan Prawira (wildcard)
- Azzahra Permatahani (wildcard)