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Indonesia to hold Asian Games aquatic test event at new venue

  • Niken Prathivi
    Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, December 4, 2017 | 06:15 pm
Indonesia to hold Asian Games aquatic test event at new venue Athletes practice their routines at the new Aquatics Stadium in Gelora Bung Karno sporting complex in Senayan, Jakarta, on Dec. 4. The test event, entitled CIMB Niaga Indonesia Open Aquatic Championship 2017, will run from Dec. 5 to Dec. 15. (JP/Niken Prathivi)

As part of preparations ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, an aquatics test event, named CIMB Niaga Indonesia Open Aquatic Championship 2017, is set to begin on Tuesday.

"The championship, a test event for next year's games, is among the largest aquatic events in Indonesia.

"The event will be organized by officials who will be on duty at the 2018 Games, as well as attended by technical delegates from the Olympic Council of Asia," Harlin E. Raharjo, deputy chief of the Indonesian Swimming Association (PRSI), told the press at the event's venue on Monday.

More than 1,500 athletes from eight countries, including the host, will participate in the event that will be held at the refurbished Aquatics Stadium in Gelora Bung Karno sporting complex in Senayan, Jakarta.

At the championships, the diving category will be held from Tuesday to Saturday, featuring athletes from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, the swimming competition will be held between Dec. 10 to Dec. 15, featuring athletes from Indonesia, South Korea and Singapore.

Indonesia's top swimmer Siman Sudartawa, the 2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, will take part in the test event.

The championship will also feature artistic swimming and water polo categories, plus masters swimming for participants over 30-years-old.

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